The Screenplay: Preparation 2

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.

Read Screenplay Preparation: Part 1