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