We writers are villains. Hearing that a reader stayed up until 4:00am because they couldn’t put the book down makes us cackle and steeple our fingers with the best of them. But how do we achieve that?
Contrary to popular belief, synopses are easy. Not fun, mind you, but easy. You already did most of the work when you wrote the novel. It’s the concept that’s overwhelming. (Boil your story down to a page or two? It feels like cutting the story’s heart out!) But in reality it’s a simple matter of taking it one managable chunk at a time. You know … chapters. But before you get started, here are a few things to keep in […]