So my messed-up life aside, this is our first call for loglines and reviewers. Dustin sent us this great link teaching about loglines, which can be useful both as a way to sell a finished story and also as a way to think through a story in progress. Quoting Dustin:
According to the site, there's three important elements needed for a good logline:
who the story is about (protagonist)
what he strives for (goal)
what stands in his way (antagonistic force).
This may be elementary stuff to some of you vets, but for me was a real "light bulb over the head" moment.
Thus, I wanted to share with others, in case other light bulbs might be lit up.
Write a logline for your written story.
Write a logline for your future stories.
If you don't outline, just logline.
And from the article he linked: loglines should be short. A sentence is best, two sentences are OK. They should describe a character actively facing a problem, not just some coincidental events. The article gives a lot more tips, and I strongly recommend reading it. Again, I can't thank Dustin enough.
So what we're looking for is your loglines and people to review them. In keeping with the forum's rules for critiques, DO NOT POST YOUR LOGLINES HERE!!!!! Submit them to me via PM. If you're willing to review, either post here or PM me. I'll take loglines and review volunteers until midnight tomorrow night contest time (i.e., PDT). Then I'll PM the reviewers with what I have, and collect the reviews at a later point.
Loglines can be submitted anonymously or not. Critiques can be submitted anonymously or not. If you don't explicitly tell me otherwise, I will assume anonymous. All communications will be via PM on the forum.
Be honest in your critiques, but not mean. When you receive a critique and you don't like it, smile and nod and ignore it.