For a marketing logline, used in pitching, you may need to add some bells and whistles.
Play around with the tool, look at the examples; then build your own.
Don’t worry about word count for now. The more elements included, the longer your logline can be.
Write this as a mini-sentence, e.g.: “the town sheriff’s son is bullied”, or “a meteor collides with a space ship”.
DOES THE M.E. INCLUDE THE M.C.?
‘YES’ if your Major Event includes a description of your Main Character, e.g.: “A meek chemistry teacher is diagnosed with terminal cancer.”
MAIN CHARACTER (MC)
Describe psychology and function, e.g.: “a cruel nurse”, “a lonely cowboy”. (Article must be included: “a” or “an”).
INCLUDE A THEME OR ARC
Theme is expressed as something the MC needs to learn, e.g. “to let go of his resentment”, “to overcome grief”, etc.
This must be a visible/physical action the MC does or pursues. Use a verb, e.g.: “to retrieve the gold amulet”.
Only include if essential to the concept, e.g. “in a world where cats bark”, or “in 1930’s Chicago”.
Often negative stakes/antagonist are implied by the M.E. If not, clarify by stating what happens if the MC fails.
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