Wednesday, May 11, 2005
The Dreaded Synopsis
The dreaded synopsis ...
Does the very idea of writing a synopsis make your hands sweat and your confidence slip?
Don't worry, you're not alone. Every writer feels that same apprehension at one time or another when they sit down at their computer and stare at the blank page. Synopsis are hard to write. There is not way around that fact.
But take heart, there is help out there. Over the years, I have found a couple of valuable websites that give excellent tips on writing a synopsis.
Here are a few:
Charlotte Dillon has a website called Resources for Writers, where you will find some excellent advice on synopsis writing.
Harlequin also provides tips for writing the synopsis on their eHarlequin site.
Rose City Romance Writers of Portland Oregon offer a synopsis workshop on their website.
So, you see, no matter how anxious you are, you can take comfort in knowing you are not alone. But there is help available from the wonderful souls who have been there before you.