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Eric Edson Announces October Log Line Challenge Winner

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 11, 2014 – Eric Edson, author of the scriptwriting book The Story Solution: 23 Actions All Great Heroes Must Take, announced the winner of the October Log Line Challenge today.  

Every month, scriptwriters have an opportunity to win a signed copy of The Story Solution by entering the Log Line Challenge on the Fan Page located at   

Eric’s Log Line Challenge asked participants to submit a one or two sentence story premise using the following elements: A beach lifeguard, a haunted jack-o-lantern, and Hawaiian resort.  Participants were  judged on the following story elements;  High Stakes, Entertainment Value, Strong Hero, Strong Conflict, Strong Adversary, and an ability to help a reader visualize the conflict line.   

This month’s winner is Collin Wachter: 

Within a few hours, a hurricane will wash upon the Hawaiian shore and destroy the resort. Lifeguard Kellin can’t find any other staff and he will have to lead guests to safety himself, but people are vanishing. Kellin and his resort guests must confront a jack-o-lantern haunted by the soul of a drowned boy he couldn’t save. Trapped between a storm on land and a storm at sea, can they survive?

Winner: Collin Wachter
Runner Up: Jill Luthie  
Honorable mentions:  Dan Dye, Rick Fagan   

“This month we selected Collin Wachter’s log line for its strong, active vocabulary and a storyline that could actually become a movie,” said Eric Edson.

About The Story Solution: The Story Solution was written by accomplished screenwriter Eric Edson. It reveals the 23 actions used to create dynamic, three dimensional heroes and link all parts of a captivating screenplay. He also covers screenwriting tipsscreenwriting resources, and screenwriting booksVisit the website and Facebook page or call (818) 677-6608 for more information.

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