Anatomy of a Premise Line
If a story is going to fail, it will first do so at the premise level. Anatomy of a Premise Line is the only book of its kind on the market today that deals with the critical issues of story and premise development with the depth and clarity required by today's storytellers. This is a must-have read for any novelist, screenwriter, or creative nonfiction author, not to mention anyone who works with writers or consults in the publishing or entertainment industries.
One room. Six People. No way out. And every 13 minutes one of them dies—horribly—unless they can figure out what their nameless, faceless, and creepily mysterious captor wants from them. One woman holds the key to their survival or deaths. But, only if she faces her own bloody past and the earth-shattering truth of why they are all trapped together. Her final choice to own the truth can bring freedom or oblivion—13 little minutes will tell the tale—for all of humanity.
Book 1 of the Jack Be Dead Series
Jack Tate, a desolate British Detective Sergeant, hunts a rare female serial killer in London who's killing guys named "Jack" all over the city. DS Tate must unravel the killer’s taunting clues, until a devastating revelation forces Jack to face a centuries old truth about himself, or die trying. Karma is a bitch, and then you die—if you’re lucky.
Book 2 of the Jack Be Dead Series
After experiencing a life-changing revelation, and finding himself the target of a serial killer out to make things personal, Detective Sergeant Jack Tate races to save lives as a supernatural mystery that reaches from his past lives to destroy everything. Jack's next moves reveal there's more at stake than his life.
Book 3 of the Jack Be Dead Series
With his reputation in ruins, Detective Sergeant Jack Tate is manipulated by a serial killer bent on his final destruction. DS Tate goes on the offensive to uncover the real reason for his persecutor's retribution, until he faces the karmic truth that everyone’s lives—past, future, and present—hang in the balance. Jack's final choice will last an eternity.
Medieval Europe—9th Century—Two woman, one a powerful abbess, the other a young nun with a talent for impersonating priests find themselves in an uneasy and potentially deadly alliance as they navigate the treacherous worlds of papal politics, the Holy Roman Emperor's court, and their own personal agendas for love and power.
Rapid Story Development is the only book that unites the power of story development principles and the Enneagram system to create one of the most powerful methodologies out there for developing any story. Published by Focal Press.
Every character in a story has a purpose--learn how to assure all your characters contribute to the story, rather than add dead weight.
The "moral component" of any story is the most important idea you can learn as a writer and can make or break any story. Learn how to find your moral premise.
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