For many writers, coming up with a logline is the last thing to do before sending the script off to a prospective manager or the next contest. It’s a tedious chore to be put off as long as possible and then gotten over with quickly – like doing taxes or going to the dentist.
But the logline is actually the most important element of your entire project. Done correctly, it’s a tool that can save you months of work and hundreds of pages of wasted effort. And it can be the difference between a script that readers can’t wait to tell people about… and one they can’t bear to keep reading.
Join William Rabkin, veteran showrunner and writer of the best-selling Writing the Pilot books, in this live webinar to help you learn how to conceive and craft the logline that will define your story, characters, goals, and themes and keep your writing on track from beginning to end.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
- Why you need to craft a solid logline
- When to write your logline
- How to make sure your logline really represents your story
- How to use the logline to understand your story
- How a strong logline can make your characters come to life
- How to define the elements your logline needs
- How the logline can save your story – or kill it
- What kinds of words to use in your logline and what kinds to avoid
- The difference between a logline and a tagline
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Any writer contemplating a new project
- Writers who get frustrated trying to make their stories work
- Writers who want to make their scripts stand out
- Any writer who has trouble filling those middle acts
- Any writer trying to understand what their script is about
- Working writers who want to become creators
- Any writer who has ever been asked “But what does your protagonist want?”
Learn from an expert instructor!
William Rabkin, author of the best-selling Writing the Pilot, Writing the Pilot: Creating the Series and the forthcoming Writing the Pilot: The Streaming Series, has written and/or produced more than 300 hours of television and more than a dozen pilots.
He recently co-created and wrote HBO Asia’s science fiction thriller Dream Raider (streaming on HBO Max) and co-wrote the upcoming Swedish/English miniseries Estonia: The Last Wave.