Join Jessica Brody for an in-depth discussion in this video The logline, part of Sell Your Novel to a Major Publisher.
- [Instructor] By definition a logline is a description…of your story told in one sentence focusing…on the main character, concept and primary conflict…of the story.…There are three key words in this definition,…character, concept and conflict.…Even though it's only one sentence,…two at the very most, every logline should tell you…who the story is about, why this story is special…or unique, or in other words, why do we care enough…about the character to want to read the story,…and what is standing in the character's way?…Character, concept, conflict.…
However I'm now going to replace two of those words.…Instead of character I like to use the word hero.…It makes the main character sound more important…as they should.…After all, they're the star of your book.…And I'm going to replace concept with the word, hook.…I also think this is a stronger word.…It reminds us that the concept can't be dull or tedious.…It has to hook the reader's attention.…It has to grab us.…What is special about this particular story?…Why does this story need to be told?…
- Comparing traditional publishing and self-publishing
- Writing and revising your novel
- Finding an agent
- Perfecting your pitch
- Writing a query letter
- Researching agents
- Submitting to agents
- Reading your book contract
- Negotiating advances and royalties
- Understanding the publishing process
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Overview of the Publishing Process
Why I created this course2m 32s
2. Writing and Revising Your Novel
3. Introduction to Literary Agents
4. Creating and Perfecting Your Pitch
5. Writing Your Query Letter
6. Researching Agents
7. Submitting to Agents
8. Selling Your Novel
9. Navigating Your First Book Contract
10. The Publishing Process
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.