LOGLINE GENERATOR.....................................................................................................Copyright 2003, Mitch Moldofsky, All rights reserved.


LGThe Logline Generator
A Development Tool by and for Screenwriters


Want to brainstorm a new story idea
or create a logline for an existing script?
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Just fill in the blanks and you're on your way!

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Logline generator

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1. Your Story Idea

These three questions will get at the guts of your story. Sentence length is limited - if you find you can't add more letters, use fewer or shorter words.

Think very carefully about each question and make sure your answer is to the point.

a. Your main character (use adjectives, emotional state) who wants x (a basic desire)
....E.g., A shy young suburban boy who wants to be noticed...

b. What CRISIS is he/she/are they facing? Hint: Start with an ACTIVE VERB.
...... discovers a strange but friendly alien living in his shed...

c. How does he/she/do they respond to try and deal with it? Hint: Not too much detail.
...... and tries to help him get home while keeping his existence a secret. (E.T., The Extra Terrestrial)

2. Your Theme

THEME is what people want to know when they ask that annoying question, "So what's it about?"

Make it a one word answer, as corny as it may sound, like Love, Betrayal, or Prejudice. Philadelphia, for example is a story about prejudice; Star Wars is a story about heroism.

If you're not sure just close your eyes and slug in the first thing that comes to mind. Change it later if you think of something better. Your story must be about something!!

Your theme:.....

3. Your Title

Based on your theme, choose a title (for now).

Your title:.........

4. What type of film is it?

Genre:..............

Sub-Genre:.......

5. Rating:.........


Now put the three answers together as a sentence, and you have your logline! You will probably have to work on it some more -- the following options are ways of moving the text into your word processor for further development.


Option A
Enter your email ID : *

NOTE: If you don't see your logline within 24 hours, please contact the Webmaster.

Option B - Copy and paste your content from this screen to your word processing program.

Option C - Type the data from the printout of this screen manually into your word processor.

If you choose Options B or C, click here to continue: Next


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