Do you know how to write a synopsis or summary?

How many synopsis per book have you written? Is it short, but not too telling? Is your hook in place, but not too much information?

Jean's Writing

I’ve got about ten different ones written different summaries, synopsis or whatever for the same WIP. Yes, you heard right. I don’t like any of them, but I keep trying. 

That’s why I was so excited to read this post today. 

I loved howBridget from Now Novel, has a no-nonsense approach to writing a synopsis. 

Hand slap to the forehead, KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) Jean.

Sometimes I need to be reminded to stop adding purple prose and keep to the facts.

Remember the synopsis is the appetizer, a teaser, something to tantalize the would be reader. Not a the CliffNotes version. If you tell them too much, they may not have an incentive to read the book. 

Stick to the facts, sprinkle with a tiny bit of spice, so the synopsis won’t be bland, and stir lightly. 

Now go read Bridget’s post and see if these 9 Tips help you any. 

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