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Author Topic: Synopsis examples I found helpful  (Read 2900 times)
Munley
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« on: February 11, 2017, 09:59:01 AM »

These synopses are all describing the plots of films, but they are still helpful.

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/synopsis-writing

After reading these examples, which cover various genres, I cut my synopses in half (was up to 1000 words).

What was most helpful for me was seeing where details could be cut, keeping in mind that the point of a synopsis is to show that you've written a story that holds together, with some logical development, and has an ending that makes sense. It also includes the arc of the main character.

While some agents may want a longer synopsis, these keep to 500 words (one single-spaced typed page).
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 10:40:21 AM »

Bumping this thread up to see if it might be helpful to some more recent synopsis writers.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 12:13:58 PM »

Thanks for posting this.  clap I'm staggering through this process now.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 04:33:30 AM »

Back to the drawing board on writing a synopsis.

The one I have already written was composed with Lucie as the protagonist. Now querying with Antoine, a kid, as the protagonist in an adult literary crime novel. Having better luck with my query, but sooner or later, some cruel agent will expect a synopsis.

Time to review these examples. Alas.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 07:03:50 AM »

Thanks or posting this. I am writing a synopsis and was looking or examples.  wink2
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