Sunday, July 4, 2010


In our critique group, we all agree that writing a synopsis is sometimes harder than writing the story itself. A writer is expected to write a one-page summary of the entire novel. How scary is that? We all struggle when it comes to that part of the writing process. But it’s very important to do it right. A publisher’s guidelines will sometimes ask for a synopsis and maybe a few chapters of your manuscript. The synopsis is the first thing they see. So you’d better make it interesting enough that they will continue to want to read the rest of your story. Here’s a link by blogger Marg Gilks that I found helpful on this topic.

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