There’s already been some good buzz for my new book on loglines Finding the Core of Your Story. Over at author J. Grace Pennington’s website, you can find a review and giveaway contest. I know some other people are planning giveaways and reviews soon, so stay tuned for more links in the near future.
It’s called Finding the Core of Your Story, and it’s available for preorder starting today. I’m really excited about this and I think you’re going to love it, but since it’s better to let another praise you, here’s a hearty recommendation from author and screenwriter Aubrey Hansen:
“As a screenwriter and self-published author, I’ve always sought Jordan Smith’s advice on my loglines. I run conceptual pitches by him when pursuing a new idea, and I get his help finalizing my pitch before publishing or doing an interview. When I heard Jordan was compiling his expertise into a book, I was delighted. Having read the 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. Read this book and set your story apart by writing a great logline. The shoppers browsing your book on Amazon will thank you.”
We often talk about how a movie dragged on and on and on, but it’s rare to hear a discussion of how a movie was too short. And yet, in the past couple of weeks or so, I’ve seen two movies that I’ve concluded were too short.
Not because they ended too soon, but because there needed to be more. Let me explain what I mean with two specific examples. Read More »