Those of you who have participated in--or happily watched the unfolding of--The Baker's Dozen Agent Auction over the past 5 years will remember that there was always a lot of hoopla over the loglines, including instructional posts and three separate rounds of logline critique here on the blog.
We're not doing any critique rounds this time. On The Block is a more streamlined, less time-intensive contest, and I'm going to put the onus on you to get your logline crafted and edited before our September 10 submission date.
Here's a little help:
WRITING YOUR LOGLINE
CRAFTING YOUR LOGLINE
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM OUR LOGLINE GURU
MORE LOGLINE WISDOM FROM HOLLIY BODGER
AND A FINAL CHUNK OF LOGLINE WISDOM FROM HOLLY BODGER
Hopefully you will find the above links helpful. Remember that a well-crafted logline is like a tiny, high-impact synopsis of your story. It is NOT a blurb, a summary, or an actual synopsis. For the context of this contest, think of your logline as a micro-query. It's going to grab my attention so that I eagerly read the words that follow.
Please ask your ON THE BLOCK questions below. I'm already getting excited to read your submissions!