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Writing a One Page (500 words) Synopsis Workshop

  • Apr 21, 2014 · 5:45 PM
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Registrations are now open click here to pay for your class or here:

2 hour class - limited to 15 writers only
Price: $15

Writers who paid their registration by 4/20/14 will be entered into drawing for a 101 with me. One thing writers hate doing but will inevitably have to do (one day or another, at least) is the Dreaded Synopsis. An agent may request it in his/her submission materials, or an editor might want it once your agent has you out on subs. My book agent needed it for shopping around for the best publisher, and I would imagine other rights-agents would want a short, simple synopsis for the same reason.

So in other words: you have to learn to do this. You need it before you’re published, and you’ll certainly need it afterwards. Specifically, you’ll need to be able to write the 1 or 2-page synopsis.

But Shiloh, you say. It’s hard to boil my whole ingenious novel into a few key sentences. To convey the depth, the emotion, the literary power of your novel in 500 words or less–impossible!

Ah, but is possible my friends. It’s possible and can even be fun (if you enjoy mental torture like me). To learn how to write a short synopsis, I took workshops, read books, and wrote a few drafts until I had a gleaming 1-page book summary. And after all that practice, I realized I had my own method (built from the methods of my various teachers, of course), and I’m sharing that method with you in my class. Sign up! Space is limited.
Once you RSVP - follow the registration link above to pay for your class.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for all the help with my synopsis

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Shiloh A.

    thank you so much for participating in this workshop! You were all a delight and looking forward to have you in my other workshops.

    April 22, 2014

  • Nick B.

    Excellent workshop. Shiloh arranged it so we learned by experience; while her teaching skills are great, learning by doing always gets the job done better.

    2 · April 22, 2014

  • Steve K.

    Very informative. I will work on this.

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Sydney C.

    Interactive workshop was extremely informative and valuable for further development of both my writing and editing skills. Workshop was well-organized, while remaining relaxed, and welcoming input by participants. Facilitators Barbara and Arianna are delightful to work with!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Shiloh A.

    If you did not pay yet - please bring exact cash if possible if you are still attending (there is only one of you who did not pay). See you at 5:45pm. Class starts at 6:00pm sharp!

    April 21, 2014

  • lAnna Louise F.

    Yes, I will be there...may I pay you when I come?

    April 20, 2014

  • Kathryn H.

    I wish I could come, but leaving for NM. This will be an important topic.

    April 19, 2014

    • Shiloh A.

      We will miss you. I plan on facilitating this class again since we all need to write a great synopsis at some point.

      April 20, 2014

  • Shiloh A.

    Guys/gals - please pay for your class (if you did not do it yet). This will be a fun class, I promise!

    April 17, 2014

  • Shiloh A.

    Steve glad you joining us :)

    April 14, 2014

  • lAnna Louise F.

    Hello Shiloh, I really wanted to attend today but had a conflict at 3 pm. Please let me now if you do something like this again...soon?

    April 13, 2014

  • Mary E.

    I wish I could. I have Real Estate classes on Monday and Tuesday.

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm scheduled to work a split shift that day. I work 7-11 AM and 4:30-7 PM.

    April 11, 2014

    • Shiloh A.

      Barbara - I will be teaching this workshop again soon. See you soon. Hugs!

      1 · April 12, 2014

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