Concept v Premise

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Concept v Premise

Postby Rkcapps » Tue, 26 Jun 2018 4:47 pm


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Re: Concept v Premise

Postby CageSage » Tue, 26 Jun 2018 6:37 pm

This is good, but I have a simpler (we'll see, shall we?) view.
The layers that lead to Story Development:
The (search for) idea evolves into a concept, adds a person/character to become a premise – becomes a sequence of scenes that are the Design of the Story from beginning to end. You execute that design through the craft of writing to a complete a first draft.
An Idea: this (an intention, view, plan of action);
A concept: this will happen (all things associated with the idea); a pattern;
Premise: This will happen to him (a proposition where conclusion is drawn; a reason). Premise defines the MC’s quest.
Theme – is the background of this social, etc. setting illuminated through character actions; the element common to the intellectual paradigm.
Paradigm – framework within which an idea is expounded, viewed or shaped.
Context – connection with; the things that surround.
Idea Dev’t morphs into Beat Sheet evolves into StoryBoard becomes Story.
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an example:
Idea: Travel to Darwin by camel, lots of fun things to see and do - exciting.
Concept: Travel to Darwin by camel, stop at Rainbow Desert, Black Gorge, blah, blah. Go through [this is time off from life to come to terms with personal or external] issues.
Premise: Travel to Darwin by camel with estranged mother to mend fences – or to find somewhere to bury her so the body will never be found. Premise defines MC’s quest.
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Set it up, play it out, pay it off.

My view, and opinion only.

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Re: Concept v Premise

Postby Rkcapps » Tue, 26 Jun 2018 7:42 pm

Sounds good, Cage :)


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