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Offline Duff

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Detailed Synopsis Question
« on: May 18, 2011, 11:44:16 AM »
I also posted this on the synopsis board, so sorry for the duplication.

I sent a 2-page synopsis with my query and recieved a request for the ms and a detailed synopsis. Does that mean a chapter by chapter outline? A few more pages?

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Re: Detailed Synopsis Question
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 02:35:55 PM »
Um, I thought a 2 page synopsis was a detailed synopsis. I wonder if they didn't see your synopsis the first time around...?
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Re: Detailed Synopsis Question
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 05:29:20 PM »
Tor asks for a 3-10 page synopsis, so I guess you can always be more detailed.  Crazy how we spend months trying to whittle the darn things down, only to get a request like that!

I suppose you could try adding on another page or two of details, if that's what they want.
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Re: Detailed Synopsis Question
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 08:38:43 PM »
Beckahrah, that's EXACTLY what I thought! I thought it would be hard, but I got the 2 pager to nearly 5.

I guess we'll see.

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Re: Detailed Synopsis Question
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 10:38:17 AM »
From what I've gathered, a "detailed synopsis' IS a chapter-by-chapter outline - a paragraph on each that tells what's in it.
And, you need to write it as if you're telling the story - not describing it.
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