The Dreaded Synopsis

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Submission guidelines for virtually every agent or publisher seeking novels include a request for a synopsis. Ergo, every novelist or aspiring novelist needs to know what a synopsis is ... and how to write one that will catch an editor's fancy. This book by acclaimed romance writerr Elizabeth Sinclair gives all the details -- what to do and what not to do -- to make your synopsis the effective selling tool you need.
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Overview

Submission guidelines for virtually every agent or publisher seeking novels include a request for a synopsis. Ergo, every novelist or aspiring novelist needs to know what a synopsis is ... and how to write one that will catch an editor's fancy. This book by acclaimed romance writerr Elizabeth Sinclair gives all the details -- what to do and what not to do -- to make your synopsis the effective selling tool you need.
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Editorial Reviews

Debra Dixon
Thank heavens for Elizabeth Sinclair. She takes all the pain and agony out of writing a synopsis. Better still, she helps even the seasoned writer understand and utilize simple techniques that build memorable stories. Put this on you keeper shelf and make all your friends buy their own copy. You’re not going to want to let yours go.
― Debra Dixon, Award-Winning Author of
GMC: Goal, Motivation and Conflict
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982218907
  • Publisher: IncrediBoy Productions
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 1,283,470
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Being a romantic at heart and having devoured romances like Hershey’s Kisses, it was inevitable that Elizabeth Sinclair would one day write them. Following her dream, which took more than a couple of wrong turns along the way, in 1993 she sold her first book, Jenny’s Castle, to Silhouette Intimate Moments, which reached #2 on the Walden best-seller list and won a Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie Award of excellence. Since hen, this multi-published author’s books have sold in ten foreign countries and have been translated into seven different languages. Elizabeth is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), The Authors’ Guild and Thriller Writers. She’s taught creative writing and given seminars and workshops, locally and nationally, on the craft of writing. Her books have won The Maggie Award for Excellence, The National Reader’s Choice Award, The Anne Bonney
Reader’s Choice Award, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Barclay Gold and earned a Gold Medal Top Pick from the Romantic Times Book Club. Elizabeth co-founded the Ancient City Romance Authors of St.Augustine, FL, and First Coast Romance Writers of Jacksonville, FL. She also serves as RWA’s National Region 3 Director and chaired the 2001 RWA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. In addition to having authored widely acclaimed instructional books, The Dreaded Synopsis and First Chapters, she has published a total of 15 romances with Silhouette Intimate Moments/Romantic Suspense, Harlequin American, Kensington Precious Gems and
Medallion Press. She and her husband of 46 years reside in Florida.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Do not buy this as a Nook book

    Technically, the book is fine, although I'd like to see less on plot development and more on the actual synopsis. My biggest beef is that I bought this as a Nook book and much of it is unreadable. Perhaps 25% of the book appears in text boxes, which are right aligned, showing only the few leftmost characters. Also, much punctuation (probably dashes) appear as question marks. When you try to 'Go To' chapters, the chapter selections appear as a series of unreadable numbers and letters.

    Stick to the printed version.

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