Five Steps to Tame Your Logline

Loglines are hard. It’s true. Creating those snappy compressed bites of your story can feel more draining than writing the entire story itself. No one said they were easy but they are essential. Here are a few tips on how to create a great logline for your story.

Start with one page. Get out a blank sheet and challenge yourself to say all you can about your story …

Plot vs. Story

It has occurred to me that with all this talk about story that it might be useful to clarify the differences between STORY and PLOT. After all, we casually use the terms interchangeably but they are indeed very different and that difference is everything.

It’s probably easiest to begin with plot. After all, when we talk about writing, we’re often focused on that thing that might happen next. That’s plot. It’s the what happens. A UPS driver is attacked by deranged alien globs of goo …