Monday, March 29, 2010

April 2010 Meeting

Monday, April 5, 2010
7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble
Park Meadows

Speaker: Denise Holmes
Topic: The Moral Premise

If you've been writing fiction for long, you've run into the words "theme" or "premise." What is a theme or premise of a story? How does a writer weave this premise into fiction? Should it be subtle or obvious? The fact is, all good stories have a premise, and the book, The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue and Vice for Box Office Success by Stanley D. Williams teaches a unique method for creating premise for your stories. Don't let the word "box office" fool you. This book applies to all stories, and on April 5, Denise will lead us in exploring building the correct premise for your fiction--a premise that will bring fire to your story and relevance to your audience. Premise is the foundation of all storytelling!


Denise Miller Holmes enjoys researching and communicating writing techniques, and teaching biblical topics--especially what Christians believe about the world around them. She sometimes turns established viewpoints on end. A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Journalism, Denise also has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. A Christian for over 35 years, she writes for as the Denver Christian Perspectives Examiner, and for her own website She belongs to the writers’ groups Words for the Journey and American Christian Fiction Writers, and speaking guild Toastmasters.