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by Preacher
December 23rd, 2011, 10:07 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: fooling around with loglines
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: fooling around with loglines

hmmm, let's see .....

Less Than Human - An ambitious reporter finds the story of a lifetime in a secret government lab, but in order to tell it he'll have to deal with some newfound abilities and dark men who will kill to keep the truth from coming out.
by Preacher
December 22nd, 2011, 8:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: fooling around with loglines
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: fooling around with loglines

This has turned out to be an interesting discussion and i am kind of glad i got it started. Lots of great information here and lots of things for me to work with and take out of this. The first thing is that i intend to use the Less than Human logline as a blueprint for creating a tv show. I will wo...
by Preacher
December 22nd, 2011, 2:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: fooling around with loglines
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: fooling around with loglines

As i sat and thought about the loglines, i wondered about he possibility of taking Less Than Human and devloping a tv pilot for it. Just a thought but i think that the premise can be worked in to one.
by Preacher
December 22nd, 2011, 1:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: fooling around with loglines
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: fooling around with loglines

Thanks guys and the corrected one for Preacher's Blood definitely works better, i like it, and thank you.

Preacher's Blood - A struggling fighter out to prove he isn't a failure races to save his sister from a greedy doctor with a deadly fertility therapy. Hmm, i like it!
by Preacher
December 22nd, 2011, 12:51 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: fooling around with loglines
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

Re: fooling around with loglines

I see what you mean. In the first example the dependent clause is totally useless because i can explain the situation without it. Preacher's Blood - A struggling fighter out to prove he isn't the failure his father said he would be races to save his sister from a greedy doctor with a deadly fertilit...
by Preacher
December 22nd, 2011, 11:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: fooling around with loglines
Replies: 22
Views: 2128

fooling around with loglines

Benn doing lots of reading and research on loglines and i think they are a good exercise in distilling things down into those two sentences. I have 2 loglines i came up with, i am curious what you guys think. 1- Preacher's Blood - After learning his missing sister is alive, a retired fighter struggl...
by Preacher
November 25th, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: wanna make the innocent looking sis a bad guy
Replies: 4
Views: 826

wanna make the innocent looking sis a bad guy

Let's say there are sisters, call em Jennifer and Marci. They look quite alike but aren't twins. Jennifer disappeared for say 30 days, she shows up and follows a guy and eventually tells him that his missing sibling is alive and needs his help. Jennifer then commits suicide. As the guy starts invest...
by Preacher
October 26th, 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need a short description!
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Re: Need a short description!

I want to show her paranoia but the scene as written only has her babbling about "them" coming to get her and her laughing hysterically when it's suggested she is safe. She, at one point, does spit out "Time to fly, fly, fly," and then "you can catch me i'm the ginger bread girl." I don't want to ma...
by Preacher
October 26th, 2011, 11:10 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Need a short description!
Replies: 7
Views: 906

Need a short description!

Working on a query letter i keep ending up with the sentence "a strange, paranoid woman shows up at his job." I would like to change it to a show sentence and not a tell. Can anyone give advice on a way to rewrite it and still keep it kind of short?
by Preacher
October 25th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Preacher's Blood query attempt
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Preacher's Blood query attempt

Gavin Preacher's little sister has been missing for thirty days. After a tireless search, Gavin is left with a sleeping problem, a candy addiction, a wall full of yellow Post-its, and no clues or witnesses. Then a woman shows up at his job. She says that Sara is alive and she needs his help. When he...
by Preacher
October 23rd, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: New Story Idea .....
Replies: 3
Views: 579

New Story Idea .....

I am going to write this, one way or another. The story centers on some kind of special ops group that i intend to call Aegis. They will be a unit made to deal with extra special dangerous biological type threats to national security. That means: monsters, creatures of legend and so on. Lucas St. pa...
by Preacher
September 9th, 2011, 3:12 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Getting a Cover done!
Replies: 1
Views: 539

Getting a Cover done!

I am seriously, seriously considering the self-pub route, especially after reading up on it and some assorted stuff by writer JA Konrath. I was wondering if anyone can suggest people who do covers for e-books?
by Preacher
September 5th, 2011, 10:58 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: blogs or websites or both
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

blogs or websites or both

i just started my blog today on blogspot. should i also consider having a website made to get myself and my writing out there or is a blog enough? If you think websites are necessary i have absolutely no skill in that area so would anybody know somebody who could help and is not all that expensive?
by Preacher
September 5th, 2011, 10:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: manuscript format
Replies: 1
Views: 855

manuscript format

i need to know the rules for formatting my manuscript. like: is times new roman acceptable? what should be on the title page? if you end a chapter do you go to a new page for another one and, if so, how far down a page do you start? any help would be greatly appreciated. i also posted my first blog ...
by Preacher
July 13th, 2011, 3:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: POV change, linear storyline.
Replies: 13
Views: 1547

Re: POV change, linear storyline.

Let's hope that having a handle on the best aspects of it makes the story fun to read.