Squeezing 90,000 words into 1,000 words
does this to your brain.
~ Synopsis-ed out ~
Author: Sarah Potter Writes
Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.
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As long as it’s done Sarah 🙂
And you seem relatively sane still…
Yes, I’m actually really pleased with it. I used a different approach this time, which was to not refer to the manuscript at all but just type up the story from memory. Much better than having papers scattered all over the place and emitting periodic screams!
Had to compose the perfect query letter, too. Oh, how I hate the selling part of literary creation.
eye is always drawn to the light!! Good luck Sarah!!
Thank you, Cybele. Luck is always part of the equation, however strong the writing. I will keep focused on the light 🙂
You have written a synopsis and you are still able to think? I didn’t know it was possible.
I’ve written a second shorter one-paragraph synopsis today, of 225 words in length. Feeling quite chuffed, and I haven’t got a headache.
Good work. Have you got some markets in mind?
Yes, indeed. Apart from the obvious fans of speculative fiction, I think my work might appeal to the growing 18 to 30-year-old female market (and nudge, nudge, wink, wink especially as women are better at remembering names than certain male bunnies!).
It took me quite some time to stop laughing after reading this.
That is always the hardest part! But you might look up “The Snowflake Method,” http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/snowflake-method/which actually works for some people when it comes to back of the book blurbs, and a synopsis. Congratulations on a job complete, Sarah! I look forward to reading your novel.
Thanks, Naomi. I’ll keep that image of you enjoying reading my novel firmly in my mind to keep me positive during my search for a publisher.
I got a 404 message come up for that link, saying the page I’m looking for is not there anymore and might have moved. I’ll try a more generalised search and see if I can find it. Thanks for the thought.
Try this link! http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/snowflake-method/
Yes, that link definitely works. Thank, Naomi. I will read and inwardly absorb.