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Offline meganden

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Synopsis for Women's Lit.
« on: June 04, 2021, 11:27:37 AM »
I think I Hate My Friends follows the lives of four elder millennial friends who were inseparable in college, but find themselves questioning their friendship and their own life choices almost fifteen years after graduating.
      Hazel’s a soon-to-be-divorced mother of three who moved to Los Angeles to be near her college friends and start a new chapter. Nicole married her college sweetheart, the surgeon and all-around perfect husband, Harry who she is terrified of losing if she admits to him that she doesn't want children. Ida is the child star who can’t seem to give up on her dream to be an A-list actress. Dinah is an enigmatic poet with a tragic past who remains a puzzle to everyone, even her oldest friends. When one of them dies, the remaining friends deal with the aftermath in varied ways, questioning how much they truly know each other.
Told through three separate time periods in the lives of these women, I Think I Hate My Friends captures the sometimes toxic, often complex, but ultimately rewarding dynamic of female friendship and the ceaseless search for contentment.

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Re: Synopsis for Women's Lit.
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2021, 03:28:11 PM »
Hey, so when agents/editors ask for a synopsis, they are wanting 1-2 page summary of the central plot of the story with plot twists and endings included. Sometimes, they are wanting a longer synopsis; those can be anywhere from 3-10 pages. I'd start with a short form synopsis and then pad it out if an agent/editor ask for something longer. There are lots of internet resources for writing a synopsis. I'll share some that have helped me.  :)

"How to Write a Novel Synopsis" from Jane Friedman: https://www.janefriedman.com/how-to-write-a-novel-synopsis/

"How To Write a Great Synopsis for a Literary Agent" from Jericho Writers on YouTube (another writer shared this on this website and it's great): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga7LeoQ8U80

"Taming the Synopsis: 4 Steps for Perfecting One-Page and Long-Form Synopses" from Writer's Digest: https://www.writersdigest.com/getting-published/taming-the-synopsis-4-steps-for-perfecting-one-page-and-long-form-synopses