THE SYNOPSIS! Everyone must write one and I am finding out that there is a thousand ways to do so. It can be really confusing.
The thing is, I have a five page synopsis and depending on who I submit to is how many pages I need, hence the confusion. I agent may want the five pages, where as someone else may want one page. That means, not only do I have to describe a 94,000 page manuscript in five pages, I have to turn around and condense it even more in one. This is no easy task. Writing the book was easy compared to this. But, I work on it and hope that the final project is as it should be.
The first and most important lesson to tell you is that you need to make sure you check with each person you submit to and find out what their rules are.
So let me share with you the trick I learned so that when the time comes for you to write your synopsis, it may be just a little easier for you.
**The first thing you should put down is a sentence or two or a paragraph that gives the premise of your story. This would resemble something like you would see on the back in a blurb.
**The next paragraph would be the GMC (goal, motivation, and conflict of the Heroine. Include any back story that is important.
**Then the GMC of the Hero. Same thing as above.
**The major turning point of the story.
** You want to focus on the romance of the Heroine/Hero. Tell what happens to them.
**The black moment. What is happening that might tear them apart.
**Be sure to use as few names as possible so you don't confuse the agent/editor. The Hero's/heroine's name and an important character or two.
**And last but not least, if you need to change something to make the synopsis make sense, do so.
I hope this helps and I wish you luck in writing your synopsis and I hope you find success in your future!!