Here i will share my journey of hopefully one day recognising my dream of becoming published writing what i love to read; Romance!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Synopsis tip

Yep, i've nearly finished mine. Will be printing it out and going over it with highlighters and pens to find all the internal and external conflicts, make sure it's only following the internal growth of each character but including enough punch to grab the editor's attention. Tough.

Here's a tip/info i gleaned from the wonderful Michelle Styles:

There are five things you need to include in any synopsis
1. The setting -- specifically where does the action take place?
2. The main characters -- what are their major motivations or conflicts both externally and internally.
3. After the magic words, When the novels begins, you tell your main story. If this is a romance, you are telling of the growing attraction and the set backs the couple encounters on the way. If it is a saga, you are telling the story of one woman’s growth arc..
4. The Back Moment. -- how does the story reach its climatic moment, what happens
5. The Resolution, the happy ending. Tell the editor how the story ends.

Do you have any tips to add?


  1. Ooo almost done now! Do you have a 'D' day picked out?

  2. Yep it's the 15th Dec, for the SYTUCW challenge! How is your Cooper going?