I’ve been pretty quiet. I’m approaching the finish line with a script polish; in addition, I spent a wonderful weekend in ye olde Save the Cat! writing room, this time with novelist Jessica Brody, listening as she beautifully articulated how Blake’s principles of story structure can be applied to the process of writing the novel. More on that in a few days.
Today’s post, however, is for gits and shiggles. Fun. I’ve been wanting to do this; I’ve been waiting for the right news/time/planetary alignment.
So, here it is: The Unofficial First Princess Scribe Log Line Contest.
What is it?: Please read the above.
Huh?: Okay. It’s a log line contest. I am providing you, gentle ladies and lords of the court, with a headline grabbed from the news. Your mission is to create a unique log line, using the provided headline as the launching point from which to build your story.
Please begin with your title.
Then, please include genre.
Now, for your log line. Please limit your log line to three sentences or less.
If you want to tag your log line with the one sentence pitch – “It’s JAWS meets GOSFORD PARK” – feel free to… but make sure you nail it. If you don’t… delete.
What do I get?: A DVD from The Dialogue – Learning from the Masters series. These kids are awesome. Winner will get to choose from Jeff Nathanson, Robin Swicord or the Farrelly brothers… oh and yes. I’ll read your first 20 – 25 (your choice) of your screenplay and provide you with feedback. And… if you don’t like my feedback, you are welcome to publicly humiliate me! How fun is that?
Any more 411?: Place your entry in the Comments section below. Entries accepted through Sunday, May 1, 11:59 p.m. PST. Winner will be announced the following Thursday.
Are you ready? Okay. Here’s the headline that you must build your log line from:
“Sick grandma dropped in Arctic in botched rescue.”
Now, go write.
HRH – Princess Scribe