Never dread a synopsis again! Pam McCutcheon, multi-published author and acclaimed guru of the synopsis, guides you step-by-step through the process of creating the synopsis you need to understand your novel and market your manuscript.
Updated and revised, this second edition is organized as an interactive workbook using extensive examples and worksheets to help you create and understand:
What a synopsis is and why you need one
What to put in your synopsis, what to leave out, and why
How to include plot and character development in your synopsis
How to add tone, mood, and considerations important to your genre
Three methods to start your synopsis
The key to a good synopsis
How to write a back cover blurb
How to use the plotting board to build your synopsis
"Bravo! Pam McCutcheon has decoded the synopsis! Writing the Fiction Synopsis is packed with useful information helpful to both the professional and novice writer. I wish I'd had this informative book years ago. Writing the Fiction Synopsis is a must-have tool for all writers. Pam McCutcheon has given a writers a cure for the synopsis headache." -- Maggie Osborne, award-winning author of more than 40 books
"I'd been to Pam McCutcheon's online workshop on synopsis and found it really helpful, so I bought this book, too. (Watch out everyone, I'm going to gush.) This is by far the best book I've ever seen on writing a synopsis!! And like you and many others, I've gone nuts trying to get my
synopsis to say what it needs to say in an interesting and concise way without making it a yawner. I'm also one of those authors who writes a rough synopsis as a road map after I've written about 3 chapters of a book to keep me on track. This book makes it so easy. If you buy one book on writing a synopsis, buy this one." -- Lisa Mondello, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"Writing the Fiction Synopsis is destined to be a classic!"
-- Karen Fox, RITA-nominated romance author