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Plot Point: Brainstorming Plot Points

Writing a first draft is in essence brainstorming plot points and writing them down in a more or less chronological order. It sounds as if I am simplifying things, but once you have cracked the essence of drama, it really is that simple. To understand what follows, it is useful to read the word action as what a character does …

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Logline: Examples

A 17th Century tale of adventure on the Caribbean Sea where the roguish yet charming Captain Jack Sparrow joins forces with a young blacksmith in a gallant attempt to rescue the Governor of England’s daughter and reclaim his ship. (2/5: no inner journey, no antagonist) Toula’s family has exactly three traditional values – “Marry a Greek boy, have Greek babies, …

Logline: Definitions

Let’s start by saying what it isn’t. It is not a tagline. It is not really a one-paragraph synopsis either. (and it’s definitely not a slug line) The Australian Film Commission says: “filmmakers are often asked to supply a one sentence version of their film story. This one sentence should give the most concentrated version possible of the story, or …