Helpful hints for a difficult process.
While it’s nice to think that once you’ve written and edited your magnus-opus, your editing work is done … think again.
Time to Write Your Synopsis
If an agent or publisher doesn’t get a “taste” for your writing in the query letter (which calls for a paragraph summary of your entire book and often a 1-pager to attach) or “hooked” on your story, then you’ve lost a great opportunity to have them ask for your coveted manuscript.
Now, I must be upfront with you about this: I am NOT a master of editing Synopses.
In fact, I still struggle with writing my own but I have a good perspective for books I’ve edited for my clients. I can see when they’re adding too much back story, if their hook actually grabs readers, and if they’ve left out anything important (because they don’t want to spoil the story – trust…
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