Review: Anatomy of a Premise Line by Jeff Lyons

lyons-anatomy premiseI was impressed with Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success (Focal Press; June 5, 2015) by Jeff Lyons. I was stuck in the middle of a story with no place I wanted to go that I could see, and then I read an article by Jeff Lyons which made the distinction between a story and a situation. That piece of wisdom alone was worth buying the book. And it didn’t disappoint. Just reading through the book without doing any of the exercises helped me see where and why I left myself hanging and where I could go with my story. Continue reading