Monday, April 20, 2009

Log Line Exercise

A couple of posts ago, I posted a link to a neat exercise to help work up a log line. Here are a couple of possbilities I've come up with for the Cass book by doing the worksheet:

  • When the stubborn spell maker Cass McKade does Papa Legba a favor, she expects a favor back. Instead, she gets a monster-hunting ex-boyfriend who needs her help protecting a twelve-year-old girl from the same vampire that killed Cass's parents.
  • Papa Legba owes Cass a favor, but he's got his own plans for repaying it. So, when her monster hunting ex-boyfriend shows up on the anniversary of her parents' deaths with a young girl in tow, Cass finds out that a nemesis from her past is up to his old tricks. In order to protect the girl, Cass has to face the vampire who killed her parents and finally come to terms with her past.
  • Crafting spells and making deals with a voodoo spirit is nothing strange for Cass McKade, but admitting that she cares about someone is. When her monster hunting ex-boyfriend returns to town to ask Cass for help protecting a twelve-year-old girl, she will have to do all three in order to face down the girl's attacker and come to terms with the deaths of her own parents.

Wow, even with a "cheat sheet" it's still pretty tough. I'm not sure if I completely like any of them, but it's a start.

How about you? What have you got?