I find these steps help me start.
*Be sure to include your MC, what they need or want and why they can't get it.
*Don't name the character in the logline, but clearly identify them.
a gas station attendant
*Use one adjective to describe your character. Be sure this adjective is unique to that character in the story.
a talented zombie
a heroic lizard
a clairvoyant gas station attendant
*Give the MC's main goal clearly and succinctly.
A talented zombie wants to perform Hamlet before he's destroyed.
A heroic lizard must save his community from a Cat.
A clairvoyant gas station attendant must prevent his own murder.
*Tell who/what the antagonist is, but don't overshadow the MC, so this bit should be short and concise.
A talented zombie must elude his sister, a zealous zombie hunter, so he can perform Hamlet before she destroys him.
A heroic lizard must escape life threatening enemies to save his community from a Cat.
A clairvoyant gas station attendant must track down his killer to prevent his own murder.
There's more, but I'll stop here for now. I need to practice this much, then I'll get back with more ideas about how I'd write that "perfect" logline.
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"When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die." Elenore Roosevelt.