Synopsis!

What is a synopsis? So glad you asked the question. Pretty much it’s the hardest part of writing a book and one of the biggest tools used for selling it. You basically take your whole book and condense it down to 2-10 pages (depending on what the agent/editor wants). It’s kind of a mini book for editors. They want to catch the style/tone/feel of your book. You also have to include your main characters and major plot points. Don’t forget the ending!

The reason why I’m writing about this is because I just finished mine and I discovered that the best way to learn how to write one was to read a bunch of examples. If for some reason you’re struggling as much as I did on this, I thought I’d include the best website I found. Granted, most of the synopsis’ are romance novels but the concept is the same. Hope this helps!
http://www.charlottedillon.com/synopsis.html

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About cjgosling

I paint, I sing, I walk in the rain. I'm clumsy and I love the smell of campfire. My head is full of imaginary things and the only thing I ever really want to do in life is write. My first book "Shadowlands: The Guardian" was released in Feb. 2011. The sequel is coming in 2012! View all posts by cjgosling

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