Showing Your Work

Remember in middle school math class how the teachers’ mantra always used to be ‘show your work’? Well, whereas in math class it didn’t make much sense, (at least to me) it does make sense to apply this rule to writing. Sometimes when I’m in the writing zone I tend to have a mind for only one…

Spark Your Fire With A Premise

Every story begins with a premise, even if it’s not specifically put into words. The premise of a story is the very basic idea or topic that you start off with. It’s the very general answer to the ‘What’s your story about?’ question. This should be the first thing you come up with when you…