Loglines in the Wild

About the Book

Writers everywhere have learned to pitch their stories more effectively with Finding the Core of Your Story. Now author Jordan Smith is back with Loglines in the Wild, a first-hand look at the process of creating a great story pitch. Featuring eight case studies drawn from consulting sessions with independent authors and filmmakers, plus six new chapters of logline tips and tricks, Loglines in the Wild is the perfect next step for anyone who wants to learn more about crafting an effective story pitch.

About the Author

Jordan Smith has a passion for helping self-published authors and other independent storytellers get their stories in front of an audience. He’s the author of Finding the Core of Your Story, a book many readers have said should be every author’s shelf. On his website, http://fixmystory.com, he shares his marketing know-how with indie authors. Jordan and his beautiful wife live in Georgia with their daughter and a very fluffy dog.

Review

Introduction:

Logline: A single sentence that outlines a story’s plot and unique elements.

With snark, sarcasm, humor, and case studies, Jordan Smith expands on the topic he started talking about in his first book, Finding the Core of Your Story. Even though I have the first book and have used it many times, this book helped me a lot and made me realize I haven’t written loglines for a couple of my books. Oops. I’ll be doing that in the next couple of days.

 Clarity:

1/1

After the introduction, Jordan starts out with a glossary. The glossary defines many of the terms that some people may not know. Even then, everything is very clear because Mr. Smith does a great job of explaining everything point. Part of what helps is the case studies he did and explains.

Readability:

1/1

The formatting was well done and all the text was easy to read. Jordan keeps the whole book, even the chapters that aren’t case studies, in a conversational tone, so that makes it very fun reading.

Usability:

1/1

So many tips, so many helpful tidbits. If you are an author or writer, this is the best book out there for writing your one-sentence pitches and getting a jump start on your longer summary.

Overall writing quality:

1/1

As someone who finds typos easily in books, I don’t recall a single one in this book. He really put forth a lot of effort to write a non-fiction book that is fun to read. I even laughed out loud a couple times (and I don’t do that often).

Un-put-down-ability:

1/1

I’ll put it this way, I started reading this book while my sister did the chores for a friend of ours. When she came in and said she was done, I grumbled because I didn’t want to stop reading.

Conclusion

If you are an author or writer in any respect, you need to read this book. One-sentence pitches are great! They are really helpful, useful, and they can sometimes be a lifesaver. It’s well worth the money.

Note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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