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.
The Logline-inator is a machine for crunching story elements into a log line.
Who What Where log line
Who is your central character, what do they do? These questions will get you started on a log line.
Log line Elements
Key elements to define your story in short form.
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.
Jean Paul’s log line wisdom
A simple common sense way to write a log line.