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“What’s your story about?”
It’s the scariest question in the world. Unless you have a logline, that is!
What people are saying:
“As a screenwriter and self-published author, I’ve always sought Jordan Smith’s help with my loglines. Having read this book I can testify it contains all his best advice and provides a lighthearted but thorough crash course to loglines. If more writers would heed the advice on these pages, they would avoid the inept pitches and synopses so common among self-published authors. Highly recommended as an essential read for any writer.”
— Aubrey Hansen, author of Red Rain and Peter’s Angel
“Top-notch info + Humor makes this book the best explanation of how loglines work, why you should write one, and how to do it I’ve ever read. Highly recommended.”
— Jeffrey French, director of Pain of Death
“Not only was the book extremely helpful and well-laid out, but it was incredibly fun to read! The author is personable and down-to-earth and had me laughing several times. With this book, you are just a short, enjoyable read away from creating your own masterful logline.”
— J. Grace Pennington, author of Firmament: Radialloy
What’s a logline? It’s a very short description of the core of your story. It gets to the heart of what your story actually is and conveys that information in as little space as possible. Ultimately, it’s a tool you use to get busy people interested in your story.
Not only that, it’s a handy tool for keeping your story on track. If you don’t know what your story is about in a single sentence, you run the risk of meandering your story into places where it doesn’t belong.
Filmmaker Jordan Smith has earned a reputation as a logline guru. Now he’s written this fast-and-easy book to share his logline know-how with you. Inside, you’ll find:
- The Quick-Start Logline Chapter to get you going right away
- The four fundamental logline rules
- Useful chapters on nitty-gritty logline details
- More examples than you can shake a stick at
- And more!
You don’t have to be a filmmaker to use a logline. You just need a story that you want to tell. Whether you write novels, movies, comic books, video games or even operas, this book is for you. Every storyteller should be able to say in one sentence what his story is about. Finding the Core of Your Story will help you learn to do just that.