Movie trailers - you know, where the deep male voiceover takes you through clips of a movie in a very short, very intense synopsis? Or you're bombarded with scenes that have you giggling in a short 2 minute span? If they do their job, you'll be dying to see the movie. If they fail, the movie will tank. I need to hire a movie trailer writer!
Working on my stuff for conference and struggling (still) with my one paragraph synopsis for The Seduction of Lady Bells. I started with two, but after a lengthy discussion with Hayley and much thought I've trimmed it down to one. I still think it could be better, but time is running out. Now my issue today is to come up with a tagline (a powerful, one sentence synopsis) that will make whomever reads it NEED to read the entire book.
I'm going to head over to my favorite movie place - IMDb - to read some taglines. I'll be right back...
Here I am - first one I find is Amelia (based on Amelia Earhart's story). Tagline: Defying the Impossible, Living the Dream. Wow
Next up: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. Tagline: Meet Darren. He's sixteen going on immortal. Eh.
Where the Wild Things Are (one of my favorite picture books). Tagline: There's one in all of us. Perfect.
Law Abiding Citizen (swoon over Gerard Butler) Tagline: The system must pay. Not that great.
And one more. Couple's Retreat. Tagline: It may be paradise...but it's no vacation. I snorted on that one. Sums it up nicely and sets the tone for a comedy.
So, that's what I have to do. Find the perfect phrase, simple sentence, that sums up my novel perfectly. Easy? I've been at this for a year, always attempting something better when I send out a query letter. Where do you hire a tagline artist? Wish me luck.
Seen any great movies lately?