Thursday 7 December 2017
Editing Tips for Writers: 5 Tips for Crafting a Synopsis
5 Tips for Crafting a Synopsis
Crafting a stellar synopsis can be hard, and in many ways it has more to do with editing skills than literary talent. Some writers create wonderful novels but awful synopses. Here are my five tips to get you started on the road to synopsis success.
2) From these, put together a full overview of the story.
3) Add in some emotion and punch by including character feelings and motivations regarding the events.
4) Check the word count and trim any unnecessary details, keeping to key actions and character arcs.
5) Ensure the language is active and compelling. Even though a synopsis will reveal all your twists (and the ending), you want your telling of it to grab, and hold, an acquisition editor’s attention.