Tuesday, May 29, 2012

7-Step Premise Development with Jeff Lyons

We walked away inspired after Jeff Lyons's premise workshop in February. Couldn't make it? Don't miss this one! It's valuable for screenwriters, novelists, and creative nonfiction authors alike.

Junction Function

The 7-Step Premise Development & Testing Process
How to Create, Build, and Test the Perfect Premise Line for Any Story 
A Workshop with Storygeeks' Jeff Lyons  

Saturday, June 9th
$65 {an $85 value}
Limited Seats Available
open to members & non-members
1001 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
A solid premise line is essential in writing effective agent or publisher query letters, for pitching to film production companies, or for having that perfect elevator pitch ready for that unexpected meeting with whoever might be empowered to move your story forward to final publication or production. But how do you know you really have a story? And how do you know your story will "work"? 

The way you know is by learning the real meaning, purpose, and power of the premise line. The premise line is not just a "pitch tool" -- it is your canary in the coalmine, and when fully mastered can save you time, money, and years of writing frustration. In this hands-on course, participants will learn how to master the dynamic process of premise line creation, design, and testing, which is so critical for validating any story's narrative integrity. Along with case studies from the movies and literature, participants will take original story ideas and then implement premise building and testing techniques to generate an original premise line, as well as developing a story's log line.

Please bring one or two story ideas to develop in class.

About Jeff Lyons:
Jeff Lyons is an independent writer-producer with more than 25 years' experience in the entertainment and publishing industries. His company, Storygeeks, is a professional services company offering story consulting, training, and editorial services for authors, screenwriters, indie producers, and indie literary agencies.