Write a Synopsis to See the Flaws in Your Novel
This Summer, I was about to submit my manuscript to a publisher who was open for unsolicited submissions. One of the things I had to send was a synopsis. No problem, I thought. I have an outline for the novel and I have a firm grasp on the story. It’ll just be a short summary.
I couldn’t be more wrong.
It’s one thing to describe your story in 50 words or in a sentence. It’s another thing to write about all the important plot points and characters from beginning to end in a way that’s somehow entertaining to read, while doing all of that in just 300 words.
Cutting out all the fluff and just focusing on the beginning, middle and end of your story lets you see the bare bones of it all.
Read the rest of the article over at The Writing Cooperative.