I’ve got about ten different ones written different summaries, synopsis or whatever for the same WIP. Yes, you heard right. I don’t like any of them, but I keep trying.
That’s why I was so excited to read this post today.
I loved how Bridget from Now Novel, has a no-nonsense approach to writing a synopsis.
Hand slap to the forehead, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Jean.
Sometimes I need to be reminded to stop adding purple prose and keep to the facts.
Remember the synopsis is the appetizer, a teaser, something to tantalize the would be reader. Not a the CliffNotes version. If you tell them too much, they may not have an incentive to read the book.
Stick to the facts, sprinkle with a tiny bit of spice, so the synopsis won’t be bland, and stir lightly.
Now go read Bridget’s post and see if these 9 Tips help you any.
Okay, got it!
What about a summary?
Where and what do I do with a summary? Do I even need a summary? If so, for what?
What’s the difference between a summary or a synopsis?
Check out this video for more info on both!
Should this particular book, with the 10-12 synopsis floating around in my computer, ever make its way to publication, I’ll let y’all know.