A log line is a brief summary of a novel, film, or story that provides a synopsis of the plot and an emotional "hook" to stimulate interest. Log lines are usually just a line or two and are a useful selling tool for pitching your book or film. Some writers like to create a log line before they begin a writing project, believing that if the idea is clear in a short form it will help them keep focused on the longer form.
The Killogator™, a Log Line Generation Formula
Graeme Shimmin’s Killogator™ log line formula helps create a perfect log line in a few easy steps.
Log line formula
A simple way to build your story’s log line.
The Snowflake Method story outline
The Snowflake Method builds your story from one line to a paragraph, and then more.
The Moral Premise
Not strictly speaking a log line, but a guiding principle to help you create a powerful story theme that guides your novel or script.
Who What Where log line
Who is your central character, what do they do? These questions will get you started on a log line.
The Logline-inator is a machine for crunching story elements into a log line.
Log line Elements
Key elements to define your story in short form.
Jean Paul’s log line wisdom
A simple common sense way to write a log line.
No Frills log line
If you don’t want any formulas or tips and just want to write your log line, this is the place.