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Do you struggle to write a one page synopsis?


A lot of literary agents ask for a one page synopsis of a novel, but I personally find it difficult to write one that short. A synopsis is supposed to be your novel in miniature, including all the plot twists and characters. But I seem to struggle with it even with books under 50,000 words. Does anyone else have this problem? How do you know what to cut while still making it sound interesting?

 

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    kallini2010 22 months ago

    I think it's an excellent synopsis. All you have to do is to come up with 50,000 words describing this frantic running around in ecstasy and cash flow in a laundromat...


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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 22 months ago

    A publisher would see this as too much. One paragraph would tell the story, or even one sentence: 'A fisherman struggles against Mother Nature to make a living, and despite the hardships doesn't yield'..


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