Focus KISS: Barri Evins on Story Simplicity

There’s a wealth of screenwriting advice on the Internerd. Too much, if anything. Every once in a while, something gets posted that’s really important and very well put. Check out the article by Barri Evins at Script:

“Tell the damned story.” — Tom Clancy

“[That] has certainly been on my mind lately as I read scripts…and can’t tell you what they were about. I’m supposedly a pitching expert…and yet I couldn’t pitch some of these stories to you if my life depended on it. Coming up with a logline for them is nearly impossible.”

— See the rest at: http://www.scriptmag.com/features/breaking-entering-keep-simple-storytelling?et_mid=753886&rid=240298212#sthash.CxdMmZAh.dpuf

I’ve heard it said recently that if you can’t write a decent logline for your story, there’s something fundamentally wrong with it.

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