Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Selling Synopsis

February 2 - 27, 2009
Registration Fee: $40 (includes critique)
For more information, or to register, go to DancingOnCoals
THE SELLING SYNOPSIS: A synopsis is one of the most valuable tools in your writer’s toolbox, but to write a successful one, we need to shift gears and forget almost everything we've learned about writing a great novel. Learn how to show editors and agents that you can put together a compelling story filled with sympathetic characters. That you understand motivation and know how to work with and layer conflict.
In this workshop you'll learn:
  • How to format your synopsis
  • How to decide what to include and what to leave out
  • How to write a functional query letter
  • How to establish conflict
  • How to present motivation
  • How to pace your synopsis to keep the editor hooked
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