How to Write a Premise and Logline

Get ideas for writing your story
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What is a Story so you can start focus on what you want to tell
Understand how you are the most important bank of information for your story
How to find inspiration for your premise and how to write it
How to write a logline


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This online Screenwriting Course will teach you how to write your logline for your next story.

This course is designed to teach you, not only the steps and basics of writing a logline but what a story is and what it means for you and the audience. While there are plenty of video courses, it's hard to find a comprehensive course that teaches you everything you'd want to know about being a writer. 

In this course, you'll learn:

  • What is a story

  • What is the Truth

  • What is a premise

  • How to find inspiration for your premise

  • What is a logline

  • How to write a logline

  • Class excercises

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a pro. It's always great to find new ways to improve our writing.

If you want to learn how to write a screenplay and understand the importance of storytelling, this is the course for you.

Who this course is for:

  • It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a pro. It's always great to find new ways to improve our writing.

Course content

1 section • 14 lectures • 35m total length
  • Introduction
  • Project's first question - Someone
  • What is a Story?
  • Project's second question - The World
  • What is The Truth?
  • Project's third question - Believe
  • What is a Premise?
  • Project's fourth question - Fear
  • How to find inspiration for your Premise
  • Anecdote
  • What is a Logline?
  • How to write a Logline?
  • Project
  • Conclusion


Screenwriter, Actor
Emilio Suarez
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  • 64 Reviews
  • 3,190 Students
  • 3 Courses

Hello, I'm Emilio Suárez and I'm a fellow student and teacher here in Skillshare. I'm from Puerto Rico and have a masters degree in screenwriting from the University of the Sagrado Corazón in P. R.

My interest in teaching screenwriting comes from my curiosity in see how stories work. I've been studying stories for more than 10 years and one thing I can say is that you never finish. Our way to see how the characters move, interact and live changes from story to story. From movies, T. V., novels, short stories and so on. 

I want to share all I know and all my expirience. How every class and book and story and person around me, shaped my understanding of storytelling. I know we'll all learn from each other.