Logline Generator

This logline generator is a starting point for you – the Screenwriter. It’s a way to understand how a logline evolves and most importantly read well in one sentence. It’s by no means the magical formula many have hoped for.

  1. First Name

    We’ll call him/her the Hero

    What is the Hero’s gender?

  2. Function

    What’s the Hero’s FUNCTION?
    eg. long distance runner, artist, father etc.

  3. Flaw

    Does the Hero have a FLAW? What is it?
    eg. an arrogant, a lazy, a macho, an insecure etc.

  4. Inciting Incident

    What is the story’s first major event, the INCITING INCIDENT
    eg. falls in love, is fired etc.

  5. Goal

    What is the Hero’s visible GOAL?
    eg. to win the race, to catch the killer, etc.

  6. Need

    What is the Hero’s NEED?
    eg. to connect, to stand up for herself etc.