Notes from a Screenreader: Loglines Done Wrong

Photo via Go Into the Story. Loglines are tough. They can lie about your story if you let them. This is how you do Indiana Jones wrong: In World War II, an archaeology professor gets a call about a powerful artifact that changes his life forever. This is Silver Linings Playbook done wrong: A violent...


Notes from a Screenreader: To Genre or Not to Genre

Photo via Go Into the Story. A drama screenplay is fine, but it’s sort of like prose in that it is defined by what it isn’t. It’s not funny, scary, sci-fi or action. In competitions, that’s not such a handicap, because you are paying to be read, but neither are you giving yourself all the...