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10 Tips for Writing Loglines

10 Tips for Writing Loglines
Loglines are tricky things – distilling 120 pages of script into one sentence and imbuing it with the power to summarise, titillate and intrigue is a surprisingly difficult task. As a writer it can be hard to develop a good logline because you are invested equally in each part of your work – identifying the crucial story elements and leaving everything else out feels like you aren’t doing your script justice. But remember, a good logline is crucial to selling your script; in a covering letter, in a pitch, in the 30 second window you have with an executive when you accidentally meet on the Great Wall of China. That being the case it is vital that you develop a good logline for your magnum opus, something with sizzle and pop, but also, crucially, something that tells the audience what the script is about. The difference between a logline and a tagline A tagline is a piece of marketing copy designed to go on posters to sell the film - In space no one can hear you scream (Alien) 1. 2. 3. 4. Related:  Filmmaking

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Strange Tips To Get You Writing I’m writing this because I cannot start writing. So many times I jot down a script idea - a character, a setting, an inciting incident – but nothing becomes of these. Instead, I procrastinate. Sound familiar? Yet, somewhere in this procrastination my mind thought up some wacky ways to start writing that I think I’ll try and could be useful for you, fellow screenwriters. Some may seem incredibly obvious, but hopefully some new things will be discovered. So sit back, relax and enjoy the strange ideas I’ve conjured up (then after reading this, immediately put them into action) Do not just explore, get lost. Do your research. Go back in time. Shut down your pc/mac, delete your scriptwriting software, it’s time to pick up pen and paper or invest in a typewriter. Don't just come up with a character, become your character. This is so silly, this is so daft. Use your senses. Do not go to a place and scribble down what you see. Don’t just ask ‘what if’ but ask ‘so what?’ This one speaks for itself.