Why is it I can write a four hundred page novel with a modest degree of ease, but writing the accompanying synopsis causes me enormous pain? It keeps me up at night. Each word is excruciating, and I have yet to be thrilled with the finished product. I know it's not just me. I have seen countless sights titled "Conquering the Dreaded Synopsis", "Why Writer's Hate Synopsis", etc. You get the picture.
I decided to try something different before completing my current book. I wrote the query before I was done and then started working on the synopsis. The query came to me much easier this time around, but that darn synopsis is still causing me major grief. I have been working on it for two weeks now. I wrote two paragraphs on the plane today, but do I don't love them the way I love my stories when I'm finished. Why can't I seem to wrap my mind around the synopsis? What's the best synopsis you have ever written or read and what made you love it?
Friday, August 15, 2008
Why Do Synopsis Make Me Crazy?
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