This month I'm going through the book "How to Write a Movie in 21 Days," but the title ought to be "How to Write a Movie in 30 Days" because there are all these prep chapters to work through before I actually hit the "21 Days." First step today: create a logline. A logline is a sentence that sums up a movie. It's usually stuck on the poster in the theatre. For example, the logline for The Village was: "Run. The truce is breaking." Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: "Let The Magic Begin." Sense and Sensibility: "Lose your heart and come to your senses." (I love that movie.)
An Artificial Fire
The phoenix is burning.
Next step: collect visual aids. Things that will inspire the setting and mood. I made a Pinterest board.
Next, according to the book, I answer these questions:
My heroine's name is: Nix of family Incenda. She wants: Magic. She needs: Courage. In one word, this story is about: Courage.