So You Gotta Write A Synopsis?

It’s all true people a synopsis is the most daunting thing you will ever have to write. I can’t imagine anyone saying “I love to write those things”.  I am nearing the end of my writing worship and one of the last things I have to do is write a synopsis. The next daunting thing is the querie.
Well let me tell ya, I got all cocky and thought, OK how hard can this be? Well let me tell you to get started was insanely hard, I honestly did not know where to begin. Four days had passed and all I had was four lines, one per day how ironic.  It’s not so much that it was hard writing it because once I got my groove on it was a piece of cake, how effective it is remains to be seen. But trying to condense 85K words into five pages is the real work.  Now that it’s finished its nicely stored in my computer where I will look at it with fresh eyes in a couple of days, I need to get away from it or I will feel compelled to start over and I can’t handle the frustration. 

Have you written you synopsis? When you got started did it seem easier? Are there any secrets to writing the synopsis?


One thought on “So You Gotta Write A Synopsis?

  1. I thought writing the query was bad enough, but writing a synopsis is worse. Especially when agents seem to want ones of different lengths. One may want a one pager, and another wants a three page synopsis. 😛


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