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Writing Loglines: How to Hook Readers, Agents, or Editors Every Time

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  1. Watch the replay of our session with Story Development Consultant, Jeff Lyons
  2. Jeff Lyons
  3. Get more out of your editors with your free ProWritingAid account

Watch the replay of our session with Story Development Consultant, Jeff Lyons

Hook readers, agents, or editors every time with a logline that nails the essence of your story.

Loglines are an essential tool for pitching to agents, editors, or film producers. But what is a logline? Why do you need one? And where does it fit in the normal flow of overall story development?

In this session, Story Development Consultant Jeff Lyons answers all of these questions and gives you a bulletproof template for building a powerful logline for any story regardless of genre. You’ll walk away with a methodology for logline development that will serve you on any future story you create.

Jeff Lyons

Jeff Lyons is a published author, screenwriter, editor, and story development consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in the film, television, and publishing industries. He has worked with literally thousands of novelists, nonfiction authors, and screenwriters helping them build and tell better stories.

Get more out of your editors with your free ProWritingAid account

Now you know how to write a killer logline. But if your writing isn't up to scratch, it could leave readers disappointed. By putting your work through a rigorous self-edit before sending it off to your editor, you'll give them more time to make sure that your story, characterization and pacing are solid.

ProWritingAid is programmed to highlight areas of your writing that real copyeditors would encourage you to revise. You'll be able to see where you've used too much passive voice, or where you've repeated your sentence starts one too many times.

Repetition can leave your reader thinking "Didn't they just say that?" With ProWritingAid's Repeats report, you can make sure that every sentence is doing work to advance your story.

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ProWritingAid also highlights common writing mistakes such as an over-reliance on adverbs, lack of sentence length variation, distracting dialogue tags and much more.

Ready to make your manuscript live up to your logline?


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