Saturday, July 30, 2016
Creating a good synopsis
I usually never write a good synopsis until I get to the end of my stories. By the time you make it to the end of your book you should have a well-rounded idea of what your story is actually about. Writing A good synopsis could include highlighting the emotional twists and turns I talked about earlier. When you get ready to write a synopsis, keep in mind the most of the work has already been done, at this point writing your synopsis it's simply a matter of taking the majors Story points and editing them into something resembling a short story. To me personally your synopsis is just as important as creating the killer cover because once again it's the first thing that the reader sees. In a competitive market having a good synopsis along with the killer cover work hand-in-hand in seducing your readers and audience and luring them into your work. A lot of time if you're going then non-independent publishing route, a synopsis and the first three chapters of your book is usually what they ask for because they want to see beginning to end what happens in your story. The synopsis ensure character actions and motivations are realistic and make sense. Going in for the kill with your synopsis usually you will need to tell the story of what your character cares about, and show what's at stake for him/her. Briefly give your reader a clear idea what the core conflict is for the protagonist which is your character. Add how the protagonist succeeds or fails in dealing with that conflict. Use the opening paragraph of your synopsis to sell your product. You want to hint to the reader what trouble they'll be encountering in this book, what are the roadblocks, and what are the hurdles the main character have to overcome as well as how high are the stakes. Now listen up, here's the game, the short summary or short version of the synopsis we'll call it, is almost always an exaggeration of your story that entices the reader to buy, or at least download a sample to their Kindle or iPad . Remember, that the short summary on the back of your book is your sales pitch. It has to be the All-Star lineup of highlighting events that took place throughout the story. Use fluorescent words that emulate good visuals. Add a question or hint a mystery that draws the reader in to be solved or answered. What you choose to put on the back of your book, on the average shouldnt exceed 150 words. Alot more important than a person might think, the 150 words you place on your back cover are arguably the most important words in your entire book. After the book title and the front cover, the back cover is the next thing readers look at when deciding whether to make a purchase. The back cover also functions as the primary ad for your book not only will it appear on the book itself but you're probably use it as your Amazon description. I say 150 to 200 words because that's all that will attractively fit on the back cover of most volumes. If the content is longer than that, you'll have to make the font size so small, that people will need a magnifying glass to read it, and that of course would not promote the sale. Once again, your synopsis should include your story's most engaging plot points, so sell yourself!!