What Is the Premise of a Story?

What Is the Premise of a Story?

The premise of a story is the basic idea for your tale, expanded to include your protagonist, setting, and primary conflict. Fiction writers are often encouraged to write a one-sentence encapsulation of their premise before doing anything else and then to use that...
How Many Words Are in a Novel?

How Many Words Are in a Novel?

If you’re a fiction writer, then sooner or later you’re going to run into the issue of how to classify your work. Is it a short story? A novella? A full-blown novel? And just how many words are in a novel, anyway? That’s a hard question with no...