Class Title: Your Story in a Sentence---Crafting Your Log-Line
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: $35 USD Standard
Where: WANA Digital Classroom
When: SATURDAY, August 15th, 2015 3:30 PM E.S.T. to 5:00 P.M. EST
Log-lines are crucial for understanding the most important detail, "WHAT is the story ABOUT?" If we can't answer this question in a single sentence? Brain surgery with a spork will be easier than writing a synopsis. Pitching? Querying? A nightmare. Revisions will also take far longer and can be grossly ineffective.
As authors, we tend to think that EVERY detail is important or others won't "get" our story. Not the case.
If we aren't pitching an agent, the log-line is incredibly beneficial for staying on track with a novel or even diagnosing serious flaws within the story before we've written an 80,000 word disaster. Perhaps the protagonist has no goal or a weak goal. Maybe the antagonist needs to be stronger or the story problem clearer.
In this one-hour workshop, I will walk you through how to encapsulate even the most epic of tales into that dreadful "elevator pitch." We will cover the components of a strong log-line and learn red flags telling us when we need to dig deeper. The last 30 minutes or so of class we will workshop log-lines.
The first ten signups will be used as examples that we will workshop in the second hour of class. Those who miss being in the first ten will get a deeply discounted workshop rate if they would like their log-line showroom ready.
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