Sunday, April 6, 2008

That Stinkin' Synopsis

So, it's that time that I don't look forward to--writing the synopsis to the manuscript I will be submitting soon. I hate writing the synopsis. It's my least favorite part of the writing process. You have to take your 300+ page manuscript and condense it to 5 pages.

Josi Kilpack did a workshop on writitng a synopsis at the LDStorymakers Conference. I should have gone; I imagine it was great, but since I hate writing a synopsis, I didn't attend. Luckily, I remember that Josi did a great blog on the Writing On the Wall blog about writing a synopsis last May. Has it already been almost a year? It happened to be during the time that I was working on my synopsis for Reasonable Doubt. Her blog helped me out a lot and I am now reviewing it again to get ready for this stinkin' synopsis I'm working on for my manuscript, One on One. Check out the links below if you happen to be working on your synopsis. They're great!

Josi Kilpack's That Dreaded Synopsis, Part 1

Synopsis Part 2


Robyn Heirtzler said...

Thanks for posting the links. I'll have to check them out. I just finished a synopsis and can't say I enjoyed the process. I'd like to see what she has to say. Maybe I'll make a few changes.

Josi said...

I HATE them too. I did teach the class, and yet I submitted my final version of a book two weeks ago and haven't done the synopsis yet even though I told all the class attendees to never do that. So glad my blog has been helpful, I need to get to work myself.