A Premise Template

| Premise | Setting | Main Character | Antagonist | Situation | Inciting Incident | Conflict |

The following is based on a template for writing a premise posted on the Evernote website by Forrest Dylan Bryant at NaNoWriMo: Planning a Novel with Evernote Templates.


PREMISE

The finished premise goes here.


Below, I have posted the questions from the template that I worked through to construct the new premise:


SETTING

Place: .

Time: .


MAIN CHARACTER

Name:

Background: .

What does the main character want? .


ANTAGONIST

Name: .

Relationship to MC: .

Background: .

What does the antagonist want? .


SITUATION

What is the situation at the beginning of the story? .


INCITING EVENT

What event upsets the situation and introduces the conflict? .


CONFLICT

How do the characters react to the inciting event? .

What sustains the conflict? .

What are the stakes? .

What choice must the hero make? .