Keep It Brief

I’m getting ready to send some sample chapters of a mystery story to a publisher who also wants a synopsis of the rest of the book. A lot of writers are intimidated by the word synopsis, but it is actually not too hard to do.

A synopsis is a short summary of each chapter of the book that is usually written in present tense. For mine I read a chapter, then wrote a brief paragraph highlighting the main points of that section. I did this in turn for every chapter, ending up with 20 paragraphs to match my 20 chapters. This made the process manageable and less frightening.

Have a synopsis to write for your book? Keep it brief, and you’ll be done in no time.

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