A log line is just a one sentence description of the core of what your story is about.
You probably have a lot of ideas developed and even a potential structure.
That’s great, but it also can become a bit amorphous – all dealing with the same subject matter but perhaps not fully centered on a single concept.
Writing a log line is like dropping a string in a bowl of sugar water – by morning, there will be sugar crystals on the string. A log line performs the same function for your story concepts: It pulls them out of the subject matter and crystalizes them into characters, plot, theme and genre – the foundational elements of structure. I call it a “narrative attractor.”
So, to help your subject matter congeal around a central core, describe what your story is about in just one sentence!
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