Logline, Blurb, & Synopsis

I’ve been hearing a lot of moaning and groaning about writing the “dreaded” synopsis lately.  It doesn’t have to be the writing assignment from hell.  If a new story is kicking around in your brain, but you haven’t started to write it yet, then begin with building your characters’ personality charts (hero, heroine, villain, and anyone else you believe will play a significant role in your story).  It doesn’t have to be anything complex–a single scribbled page will do.

Decide what their strengths, flaws, beliefs, Continue reading

Loglines & Goals

Good grief, my mind’s been all over the place today. Rather than burn myself out on TCH, I decided to work on the logline for SS. The blurb is great, but condensing that down to one sentence is killing me. Oh, it can be done, but what I’ve got so far shows no pizzazz.

An awesome writer I know has hers down to six words. SIX! And let me tell you, those six words are enough to make me want to read the story. How on earth did she do it? Continue reading