Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Exercise: Writing the logline

Getting my logs in a line
I visited +HannahHeath's blog recently and read her great post on writing loglines for novels. It galvanized me to work at mine a second time. So here's my loglines for all my Student of Jump books.

In Time Passed, Students of Jump Book 1

Logline: An accidental inventor of time travel takes his desire for anonymity back 200 years, but his struggle to live as an average Joe demands he accept the expectations present at his birth and use them to recreate society and put into motion what he jumped into the past to avoid.

No-time like the Present, Students of Jump Book 2
Logline: The abandoned daughter of a time traveler takes her skill of testing prototypes to their breaking point and applies it to a time jumper sent to check on her, convincing him he must take her forward in time to demand answers from her father whose guilt for leaving her and devotion to her dead mother is both less and more than she could have expected or imagined understanding.

Next Time We Meet, Students of Jump Book 3
Logline: Recently trained to travel in time and set to take a honeymoon in the past, an anachronistic building contractor and his quick-witted wife find the leisure life lacks challenge, so they take on locating a missing and notably annoying physitech, placing them in the cross hairs of the kidnapping entity as they jump through time chasing clues of uncertain reliability.

That's the Trouble with Time (publication date sometime this summer), Students of Jump Book 4.

Logline: When a student of jump taking his first solo time traveling assignment meets up with a determined renegade fighting the world government for freedom from oppression, he finds losing his jump unit is just one problem he has to fix, quickly followed by how he can protect his heart from being the next thing he loses, especially when she keeps throwing it back at him.

Follow this link if you are looking to revamp your own loglines and need a refresher course.
Hannah Heath: How to Write an Awesome Logline for your Novel


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