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Writing a One Page (500 words) Synopsis Workshop

Hosted by The Charlotte Write to Publish Group

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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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