Writing a synopsis that wows an editor into wanting to read my manuscript is something guaranteed to have me tearing out clumps of hair....and at times turning down right homicidal.
Five times I've sent a synopsis to my critique partner this week and five times it's come back underscored and crossed through with red ink.
The last time she told me to cut anything that didn't affect the characters emotions.... oh and keep it under 700 words.
I almost reached for the arsenic bottle!!!! Luckily arsenic isn't readily available. So bleary eyed I sat at my lap top and did what she suggested. I rememberedan article on a ten sentence synopsis......
Then I thought what have I to lose?
Hours later I had a synopsis.
I started with the initiating event that created conflict between the two main characters.... protagonist/antagonist just don't cut it for me. They sound like an unsavory disease.
And they reach the first turning point...where the conflict is more intense...the stakes higher.