I glared at him.
"Okay, how about this? A middle aged woman takes a course in memoir writing to write her mother's stories and finds, and finds ...and finds... I don't know what I'll find. How can I make that up?"
"Answer these questions and you'll have your premise." This statement definitely sounded like an invitation to exit his office.
Who is my story about?
Memoir Notes: The anatomy of a premise:
"[When] some event sparks a character to action, that [character acts] with deliberate purpose [until] that action is opposed by an external force, [leading to] some conclusion."
Through the Old Milk Box
Write A Memory In Six Words
Don't Touch the Flowers
Use a Pencil
Heirlooms and Hand-Me-Downs