Use of Logline It is free. You will find tremendous value here, and if you are a screenwriter or storyteller who uses the site to its full potential, you’ll probably be back. Often.
To make this work however, you will need to stick to a few important rules.
1 – Register
Registration is a must. Once registered, you’ll receive an email containing your new credentials. With your username and password, you can log in and submit a logline.
Because Logline It is a completely free service, you may receive the odd email from our sponsor The Story Department (Karel Segers). Those emails will be mostly informative, and you have absolutely no obligation to buy anything, ever.
The format of a correct logline is simple, but fairly rigid (in our books). You can’t write just any one-sentence. To help you, we have developed a formula that will take the headache out of writing your first draft. Learn it.
Now you’re ready to post!
3 – Submit a logline
This is simple. Click the button in the top left corner, and enter your logline and title. That’s it!
Now, while you wait for our other expert logliners to discover and critique your work, —
4 – Build karma
Now you’ve posted your own, it’s time to comment on one (good) or two (better) other loglines.
Don’t worry if you feel you don’t have any authority yet. Just give us your gut response to the story.
5 – Pick a favorite
When you feel a comment helps you improve your logline, please mark it as your preferred one.
This way, the commenter can collect brownie points. Everyone likes brownie points!
6 – Bump your logline
If your logline drops down the list without reviews, you can ‘Bump’ it to the top. (If you want to bump the same logline more than once within a month, it costs $2.99) Please do not bump more than one logline at a time. This may lead to your account being frozen.
The “Examples” category was introduced to submit loglines of well-known films. Reading loglines of films you know will help get to get the idea more quickly. Why not submit the logline for a well-known film you love? It is a good exercise and it will benefit everyone. Don’t forget to give it the category “Examples” when you submit!
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