Three posts on how to write effective loglines
I’ve been working again on my logline for my work-in-progress. In movie land, a logline is a one-sentence hook that tells us what the story is about while piquing our interest. Developing a logline is also a good idea for novelists–you can use it not only to market your work but also to help you stay focused as you write.
Recently, I wrote a post about loglines based on screenwriter Blake Snyder’s advice and his four requirements for every logline.
I also discovered two really great posts on loglines:
“Writing Good Log Lines” by Stanley D. Williams. See what Williams has to say about the importance of the moral premise of your work.
“Writing Effective Loglines” by J. Gideon Sarantinos gives great examples of loglines from newer movies and classics.
Have you written a logline for your current project? If so, share it in the comments below.