September 2017

Stressed out about your synopsis?

You’re not alone. Everyone hates writing a synopsis. But, guess what? There’s help available. If you’re a member of the Romance Writers of Australia (RWA), they hold lessons (called OWLS) periodically to walk you through the process. You can find their website here. Join your local writer’s centre. I’m a member of the Queensland Writer’s Centre, and they have a great resource available titled Synopsis Advice From QWC. You can find their website here. You can read below for my expert (!) advice. Full disclosure: in a recent competition held by RWA, a synopsis of mine came 6th … which isn’t quite first (*gnashes teeth) but it means I can pull one together when I need to.   Strategies for building your synopsis. Imagine there’s a long sandy beach spread out in the distance before you. A couple are wandering along in the same direction, occasionally holding hands, so that…

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