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Great things come in small packages, right? That’s what our culture is certainly telling us. Attention spans are getting smaller. And our writing reflects that. Nobody has time to read an entire paragraph! Give it to me in one line.

It’s true in writing and it’s true in life. There is so much noise going on around us. So many distractions to take away from what’s important.

It just so happens that this is also the mysterious and horrifying world of the logline. Any unnecessary words will distract from what’s important about the story. A badly written logline could sink a movie before it even gets made. And a life with too much clutter can take away from what’s truly important to you.

Thus begins my logline/life comparison…

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Are you a wave or a particle? I recently read a description of quantum experiments in which an electron has been measured to determine if it functions as a wave or a particle. What they discovered is that when the electron is measured to deduce wave information, it functions as a wave with rippling effects.

When the electron is measured to determine if it reacts as a particle, it reacts as a particle. It is both particle and wave. The wave properties are not present however, when the particle measuring system is in place.
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