I just finished the manuscript of my third novel, Ever Rest, and am now querying agents. So I’ve had to write a synopsis.
I don’t know any writer who relishes the synopsis. Essentially, you take 100,000 words (103,000, in my case) and boil it down, spoilers and all, to 500. And hate every moment.
But we have to do it. And this time, I came to an important realisation, one that made the process so much easier.
First, you need to get it down.
Phase 1 – outline the story
- Start with the protagonist. Introduce them and the status quo.
- Describe the incident that kicks off the main action and how it affects the main character.
- Describe how everything becomes complicated, the main plot turns, how they test the…
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