Logline Feedback

Loglines are my weak point but I really tried to think of some last week. I would definitely appreciate it ( you don’t know just how much this would mean to me) if you would be able to give me an input on the following. Some may sound the same–chances are they are but believe me your feedback will help.

Yeah, I could keep on focusing on writing a lot more loglines but I see that as an excuse to not continue with my present project. What I am thinking of doing though is take the ones that sound okay and work on them later on. This  will help me see where I may be lacking on this logline world of mine.


Logline #1 A repressed teenager with a passion for drawing knows he is just another statistic with no future.

Logline #2 A trouble teenager has a gift for drawing but needs help from a mentor to see his potential.

Logline #3 A talented artist has the potential to live the dream but he has to convince himself first.

Logline #4 A talented teenager has the potential of becoming a recognize artist but he needs to convince himself first .






Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I wasn’t able to participate on last week’s prompt and it bugged me since I had a great idea, or so I thought. So this week I decided to write my prompt as early as I could since for the rest of the week I’ll be busy working on my own project.  Please enjoy! Feedback is always a-welcome! 🙂

Prompt: This week’s prompt was based on this image

“Isn’t this beautiful,” Anne said as she looked around.

“A little too high and beautiful for me,” I said in returned.

Anne raised her eyebrow as she folded her arms. “Sam, are you sure you don’t want to go and take a seat on safer grounds.”

I exhaled as I looked down, everything under me looked crystal clear but I was stubborned. “Now I told you I wasn’t afraid of no transparent walkway, Anne.” I said.

Anne smiled as she got a hold of my hand and started walking towards the exit. “ I think I had my bit of fun for the day.”

Where to Begin


This particular story won’t leave me alone and the characters always come back with a lot more details for me. In a way, it feels that they are taking over (which isn’t always a bad thing) but it sure can drive me crazy at times.

On a recent post I wrote about how I want to implement the Save the Cat software this year.  However, before I even begin using Blake Snyder’s method I thought it was only fair to start from scratch again. Meaning, rewrite backstories, loglines, inciting incidents–the basics.

Because I have a 9-5 type of job, I need to manage my time wisely so even though I am trying to get into the hobbit of writing one-hour a day, there are times when it’s hard to do so, but I it doesn’t mean I’ll give up either.

Week of 1/14

Last week all I worked on were backstories. Whether a character only has a few lines or is part of the bigger picture, I believe that knowing where they come from, what they like or dislike, or anything in between is well worth it. This is what makes them real because just like you and me, they too have a history.

Week of 1/21

This week I am working on loglines, which I find hard to do. Am I the only one who feels this way?

I really want to make at least three decent ones and hopefully post them up later this week for feedback. Believe me, this will be much appreciate it. I started working on them yesterday–reading articles and writing some of them.

So much to do so little time!


Nothing but Innocence

I got back into the 100 Word Challenge. It’s just too much fun! This week’s prompt wasn’t too hard to write about (at least for me). Please enjoy. And believe me, feedback is welcome!

*** For those that love the classics, does something sound familiar to you?

Prompt: …the notes from the piano…


David, I know I made a promise to you—that no matter the outcome, I wasn’t going to shed a tear. But you saw me grow up, and I was your squirt. Being my brother’s best friend I knew  I had no chance. But still…

I never told you but you were my Teddy.

Everything happened so fast that I didn’t have time to react.  All eyes looking at me, waiting for my next move. Yet it never came. I did had promise.

But once the notes from the piano reached me, and all memories came rushing out, I just couldn’t hold back.

2013 is the year of Save the Cat!

I will confess, I didn’t accomplish what I wanted in 2012. Especially when it came to my writing. Life happened and at the time I thought there was nothing I could’ve done but the truth is, maybe there was. After all, writing is what I love and that means that I should’ve made time for it. Because I did have time. It’s one of those, “I should have kicked myself” moments.

But that was 2012. It happened and I have learned from it. Move on.

Before 2012 ended, I started to think about how to make 2013 better and during that time I started to read Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder. Coincidence? Destiny? Me being crazy?


And  that’s when I decided that in 2013 I would implement the Save the Cat method  in the project that I have created for this year.

I have a script to write–2013 is the year for it. And to keep myself going I’ll blog about it.

I don’t know how far I’ll go or if Blake’s method will work for me, but there is only one way to find out.

Wish me luck!


And The Nominations Are In!

I don’t know about you but the first thing I did today was go online and see who got an Oscar nomination. I must say there were some surprises out there–good and bad. But for this post I wanted to focus on the nominees for Best Animated Features and Shorts.

Best Animated Features

Brave – No surprise there! I loved the storytelling to that movie. Very touching.

Frankenweenie – Haven’t seen it but have heard good things about it. Then again, anything by Tim Burton is pretty awesome.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits – This came as a surprise for me. I saw it and yeah, I liked it but a nominee? Wow!

ParaNorman – This is one I wanted to see but wasn’t able to. But now I have too!!

Wrech-it Ralph – Woot! Woot! I loved it! But I was somewhat afraid that it wasn’t going to make the list so now I’m excited. Really.

Animated Shorts

I’m not familiar with most of the shorts that were nominated but if you are, what do you think? Do you agree? As for me, I need to watch them all!

Adam and Dog

Fresh Guacamole

Head Over Heels

Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare

Paperman – The only short I saw and fell in love with. I definitely recommend this short if you want to truly see a “Show Don’t Tell” in action.

If you want to view the entire list please click on the link.


The 14 Animated Features for 2013

There was an article on Animation Magazine about the 14 Features of 2013 with their synopsis and trailers. If you are into animated features than worth checking out. Going through the list I can tell what  I may go watch  ( if all goes to plan and I have movie money) and what I may not.

Here’s the link to the article and trailers

Will Go To:

Despicable Me 2 (July 3)

Ernest & Celestine (Fall 2013)

A Letter to Momo ( TBA)

May Go To:

The Croods (

Epic (May 24)

Justin and the Knights  of Valour (TBA)

Frozen (Nov. 27)

The Rabbi’s Cat (TBA)

As for the other movies I’m either undecided or won’t bother with.

Are any of you going to any of these? If so which ones?