A Royal Match

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

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6 Responses to A Royal Match

  1. Romona Robinson says:

    Title: Rescue from Nowhere
    Genre: Drama

    When a severely ill elderly woman is dropped to her death into Artic waters during a botched rescue attempt from a cruise ship, the autopsy triggers an investigation in her hometown of Nowhere, Oklahoma when it’s revealed that she was being used as a drug mule.


  2. Title: Snowblind
    Genre: SciFi Action

    The sole survivor of a lost 1817 Arctic Expedition is found alive and tells a harrowing tale of lost love, future wars, and the alien invasion she has just escaped from. In her hands is the the key to the stonehenge-like “crypt” hidden in the Polar Ice Cap–the key to her lover’s ship, the only thing that can save mankind. But the rescue gurney airlifting her to safety falls under attack and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.

    It’s Titanic meets StarGate.


  3. Andrea Mann says:

    ‘Throw Grandmomma From The Boat’: A bitter grandson and a put-upon naval captain meet on an Arctic cruise ship – and hatch the perfect plot to murder the annoying old lady who keeps complaining about the buffet lunches.


  4. bxartist@yahoo.com says:

    Mary Poppins’ umbrella falters, Superman’s cape is caught in a jet engine during rescue attempt, King penguins deliver granny to King Kong.


  5. “A stranded Grandma-to-be with Time Machine jet lag gets more than she bargained for, and must outwit a Nemesis Assassin, a disgruntled employer, and the unforgiving Arctic to return in time for the birth, in this vast comedy as dark as the frozen tundra is white, in “Nana Breaks the Ice.”


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