26 July 2014

Synopsis (OF DOOM)

I was surfing writing blogs a couple days ago and came across this website about how to write a 1-page synopsis:

http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2012/04/17/how-to-write-a-1-page-synopsis/

I was so inspired I went and reworked my synopsis afterward, and it already looks way better.  I don't know that anything has been more challenging to me than working on the synopsis.

I live for subtext, and yet a synopsis has to be more or less devoid of it: just the facts, and if you can squeeze in a little bit of character then you've gone above and beyond.  It's so hard, because you want to explain the why, but a synopsis is truly about what happened.

I feel much better knowing I'm not the only person who struggles with synopses.

They're still a pain, though.