What’s the story in one sentence?
Yesterday’s link to stories on cardboard of homeless people in Orlando is moving to me. Contrasted against homelessness is, in one sentence, something significant about the individual whether it be some accomplishment or a major struggle in relationship or health. With much of the clutter stripped from their lives, these homeless individuals are easily able to consolidate their lives, or at least one story from it, into one brief sentence. These sentences touch us, or at least they touched me, emotionally. It’s very similar to the one-sentence log lines screenwriters use to sell their script or studios use to sell the film, once it is made, to audiences.
Want to find the emotion of your story? Boil it down to a single sentence.