Like many authors, Janice Hardy began writing a book without knowing that it would become the first book in a series. She found herself wrapped up in the story of her protagonist. Eventually, she realized that she’d wrapped herself tightly around the plot and lost sight of the premise.
Reflecting back on her experience, Janice offers three ways to help deepen the premise in your novel:
- Mine your themes for all they’re worth
- Embrace the emotion in your character arcs
- Let your plot provide opportunities to show how the theme and the character arc support the premise
Ready to get a quick master course on this concept? Then click the link below and visit Janice’s blog to read: