THOUGH: What I like about my brief time on this site so far… I’d say, it is certainly how examining loglines trains your mind to become almost razor sharp and surgical about the thinking process. It’s almost like you condition yourself to mentally strip your sentences into their raw ideas. Great stuff.

Foxtrot25 Summitry Asked on August 1, 2017 in Public.

I’ve beenĀ on this siteĀ less than a week, having not written anything in over 40 years since community college, and have learned so much from reading loglines, reviews, comments and getting a better idea how the creative process works. I’ve been looking for a new challenge for some time and feel like I’m barely scratching the surface of a creative side I never knew I had, Thank all of you for your input and for just being here and sharing ideas.

on February 16, 2018.
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I agree, I now assess how to do something as simple as take two words and say the same thing in one word.

run away-escape
must discover-investigates
laughs at-mocks

Anything I can do to reduce the word count… even by one.

Richiev Singularity Reviewed on August 1, 2017.

Yeah. Applying the same techniques within your script writing is golden as well.

A script is 2 forms of writing. You have your dialog, which is wide-open, creatively formed and a place to take liberties.

And then you have your action blocks which need to be specific and trimmed to maximum flow.

on August 2, 2017.

whoa! awesome!!

on December 29, 2017.
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I agree with your post, trying to succinctly explain an idea is invaluable in a lot f ways. My problem is, I find myself keeping the word count down by keeping things vague and I’m still trying to become more specific (usually with my character’s intentions) within the word count. I imagine the day I figure this out is close to the day I sell my first script, but I will always be a student.

I don’t agree, however, with your comment Foxtrot, that screenwriting is two forms of writing. You have dialogue and action, yes, but I don’ see them as separate from one another. They should work together to elevate each other and the piece as a whole. Simply, action tells the story and dialogue gets across character (although both should tell each other, in between the lines). But, if you wanted to break it down, I would be hesitant not to include the fact that even well done scene headings, transitions or a parenthetical can dramatically shift the whole mood of a scene. Thanks.

Moses99 Mentor Reviewed on August 2, 2017.
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Yup, I’ve been a member longer than anyone active on this site (I think I was the fifth person to sign up) and have been benefiting from that this whole time.

Thanks Karel.

Also, I keep recommending this to other writers as a daily exercise to help train their critical thinking.

Nir Shelter Singularity Reviewed on August 2, 2017.

>>>as a daily exercise to help train their critical thinking.

Reviewing a logline or three here is often my warm up exercise for writing, to get the juices flowing, the mind focused on fundamentals.

on March 29, 2018.
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Another thing about this site, it is both critical and encouraging.

You will get good critical feedback on a logline but very little negativity.

Richiev Singularity Reviewed on August 3, 2017.

No, you won’t…

on August 3, 2017.
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