Monday, July 12, 2010

Helpful synopsis writing posts/sites

So I am working on a synopsis for my current MS and if querying is scary these things are downright ghostly.

What to do? I have found 8 sites that I found helpful. Each link details the specifics of a synopsis and thought for those of you in my shoes it may be nice to have a few sources in one place. So here goes:

1. Nathan Bransford's post on writing a synopsis:
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2007/08/how-to-write-synopsis.html

2. Query Tracker:
http://querytracker.blogspot.com/2009/02/in-short-writing-novel-synopsis-that.html

3. Guide to Literary Agents:
www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/How+To+Write+A+Novel+Synopsis.aspx

4. FM Writers:
http://www.fmwriters.com/Visionback/Issue%2015/workshop.htm

5. Helene Boudreau: Author and regular on Verla Kay (I LOVE how easy this one makes it!)
http://www.heleneboudreau.com/?p=863

6. Fiction Writer's Connection:
http://www.fictionwriters.com/tips-synopsis.html

7. Diana Peterfreund's blog post: I found this very helpful!
http://www.dianapeterfreund.com/how-i-write-a-fiction-synopsis/

8. Absolute Write: I loved this one as well. So clean-cut and great explanations.
http://absolutewrite.com/novels/writing_a_synopsis.htm


Anyone else have sites that have helped or general advice/comments? As I understand it the query is a tease, the synopsis is the summary. I'll post back when I am done with mine so this post is as much to force me to do/finish it as anything else! :)

M.B.

2 comments:

  1. This is so helpful. I probably visited all of those over the years but have not gotten around to rounding them up, and just last week I was telling someone that there was a lot of how-to on synopsis writing on the web but only remembered a couple of sites. I'm going to send her a link to your post.

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  2. Oh I'm so glad! I plan to do a few more collaborative posts. I love to find posts that give me easy access to information so hopefully I can do a few of those here.

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