Lajos Egri, in his book The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Emotions, calls it premise. He says that without a premise, a writer doesn’t know where he or she is going. The writer is wandering through a self-made, literary desert, looking for a reason to continue and having no earthly idea which direction to go.
Others refer to it as "purpose." Some call it "Learning Goals."
What's your purpose for writing? Your premise? Your goals?
Come read my blog, "A Reason for Being," to find help for the future.
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