September 10, 2014 at 4:51PM
Logline or Story
I'm curious to see what people who don't live on planet Save-the-Cat might think of the logline/story conundrum that book raises. In a nutshell, Snyder puts paramount importance on nailing the logline first, even before you start mapping out your story. Some of his devotees don't have any interest in discussing the finer points of story structure if you haven't got the killer logline yet.
Shouldn't you worry about crafting a great story before you even think about how you're going to sell it? I can't be the only one that thinks this way.