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26th September 2014, 08:35 AM
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Re: Tips To Write Synopsis

Here I am suggesting few tips to write a perfect synopsis which you are looking for .

A perfect synopsis should:
Be short: preferably no than 1000 words. If your synopsis is in the 500-800 word range, you're doing very well

Tell the story: your job is not to sell the book, write dust jacket blurb, or anything else. Just say what happens in the story. That's all you need to do.

Be businesslike: clear, to the point, neutral.

Be well-presented: no typos or spelling mistakes

Things you don't need to do:
Go into great detail about setting. If you were writing a synopsis for a Jane Austen novel for example, you might simply say "This novel is set in a small village in Regency England."

Go into vast detail about character

It's fine to skip over subplots or ignore some of the finer detail of how X accomplishes Y.

Agents know that the synopsis is at best an approximation of the story so you don't need to have a troubled consicence.

You get extra brownie points if:
You highlight the names of key characters in bold for easy reference.

Your opening sentence or paragraph offers a swift summary of the book's premise or hook.

For example, a certain Ms Rowling might have opened her synopsis with, "Harry Potter, an orphan, thinks he is an ordinary boy when an own brings him a letter inviting him to attend wizard school." That's not strictly speaking synopsis material, but it does instantly emphasise the book's appeal.

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