3. How to write a Logline?
Here are a number
of elements you may want to include in the Logline:the Hero's namethe Hero's function or jobthe story's first major event (the 'Inciting Incident')the Hero's main goal in the story (the 'Outer Journey')the Hero's weakness and/or how it's overcome (the 'Inner Journey')the Antagonist's, their objective(s)Depending on the purpose of the Logline, you will include less or more.The Logline in its simplest formula is this:
a major event happens
do the main action
Let's have a look at how this works for JAWS:
a swimmer is brutally killed by a sharkHero
(function and/or name):
Chief BrodyMain action
stop the killing monster
Whena swimmer is brutally killed by a shark,Chief Brodymuststop
the killing monster .
If you find the 'automatic' outcome slightly wooden, remember theformula is only there to make sure your concept contains two essentialstory components: The Inciting Incident (the major event) and the Hero'sMain Goal (the main action).It's your job to make it sound better. You might add in obstacles,antagonist, some detail about setting or the Hero's character journey (if there is one):
"Whena small coastal town is shocked by a deadly shark attack ,local
sheriff Brody has to take responsibility and stop the killing monster but he
is hampered by a Mayor who tries to cover up and protect business onthe 4th of July.
"If the story has a strong mid point, you may included it. For