The Dreaded Synopsis

Acclaimed romance writer Sinclair gives all the details--what to do and what not to do--to make a book synopsis an effective selling tool that catches an editor's fancy.

Author: Elizabeth Sinclair

Publisher: Thomas Max Pub

ISBN: 0982218907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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Acclaimed romance writer Sinclair gives all the details--what to do and what not to do--to make a book synopsis an effective selling tool that catches an editor's fancy.

How to Write and Sell a Book Proposal

Every writer was once a beginner, and this book provides a step-by-step guide to help you structure a synopsis, plot and outline as well as polish your final words.

Author: Stella Whitelaw

Publisher: Writers Books

ISBN: 1902713052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 92

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Every writer was once a beginner, and this book provides a step-by-step guide to help you structure a synopsis, plot and outline as well as polish your final words. Topics include: writers' jargon or 50 words every writer needs to know, overcoming writers' block, and planning and plotting.

The Writer s Handbook 2003

Book Proposals THE DREADED SYNOPSIS Do it right and help sell your book
by Moira Allen your initial query ; in Sooner or later , you will need to provide a
synopsis of your novel to an editor or agent . In some cases , you'll be expected to

Author: Elfrieda Abbe

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 0871161966

Category: Reference

Page: 1055

View: 267


Tells how to become a writer, discusses techniques for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays, and lists agents, editors and publishers

Simply Synopsis

A simple synopsis strategy for writers Michelle Somers. — ALLI SINCLAIR,
AUSROM BOOK OF THE YEAR 2014 'Simply Synopsis is a useful and concise
guide to tackling the dreaded synopsis. This book is an author's lifesaver!' —

Author: Michelle Somers

Publisher: Thrasher Publishing

ISBN: 9780648018858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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A step-by-step guide for crafting a standout synopsis. With special focus on romance, learn how to construct an engaging and fresh synopsis that contains all vital information while hooking the reader, maintaining tension and emotion. The Simply Synopsis strategy will help analyze your story, allowing you to extract the key elements to include, whilst guiding you on how to determine what plot points and events to leave out. It helps formulate the building blocks of the synopsis – the orientation, the major turning points, the resolution and the conclusion – and then demonstrates how to structure these paragraphs before piecing them together in a way that is engaging and exciting for the reader. It covers tone, vocabulary, point of view and pacing. It looks at backstory – how and where does this fit into a synopsis? Secondary characters and secondary plots – yes or no? World-building – how much is enough? The Simply Synopsis strategy is simple and straightforward, a step-by-step process that makes the daunting task of synopsis creation much less daunting.

The International Medical and Surgical Synopsis

GENTLEMEN : — Having selected for our talk to - day the very much dreaded
and too common disease , Puerperal Sepsis , and our time being limited , I shall
give you what may be called a synopsis of its causes , prevention and a few
points ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044103065009



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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance

With such detailed outlines, these authors can concentrate on the scene at hand
rather than deciding what needs to happen in the scenes that follow. The
Dreaded Synopsis One of the first things I sit down to write is my synopsis. I've yet
to ...

Author: Alison Kent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 223


Erotic romance reigns supreme as a big category of women's fictions; a billion-dollar business serviced by a new breed of uninhibited writer. This book is the necessary how-to for first-timers and a terrific guide for seasoned professionals as well, who are putting their racy (and lucrative) fantasies to paper. Now, for the first time, a veteran erotic romance author shows exactly what to do and how. The first book to guide writers to succeed in this mutli-million dollar genre. Explores how to set up a plot and write good, steamy sex scenes. From a best-selling experienced author. Includes resource section for research tools and further reading. Interviews with top editors in the field. Foreword by Kate Duffy, editorial director at Kensington Publishing and founding editor of the genre.

Synopsis of the Fishes of North America

( Manta , blanket , " a name used at the pearl fisheries between Panama and
Guayaquil to designate an enormous fish much dreaded by the divers , whom it is
said to devour after enveloping them in its vast wings . ” ) 70. M. birostris (
Walbaum ) ...

Author: David Starr Jordan


ISBN: UIUC:30112009744720

Category: Fishes

Page: 1018

View: 631


A Synopsis of lectures on medical science

I have quoted these testimonies to show that , if I should throw no light on the
treatment of this justly dreaded devastator of the human family , I should not fall
behind my friends of the allopathic school . In the first place , as I have already ...

Author: Alva Curtis


ISBN: STANFORD:24500612860

Category: Medicine, Physiomedical

Page: 428

View: 124


A Synopsis of the Reptiles and Amphibians of Illinois

It is often captured on hooks baited for fish , and so dreaded is its bite that the line
is frequently cut to let it escape . It is , however , perfectly harmless . The
spawning season is in April and May . The eggs , Holbrook tells us , are about as
large ...

Author: Harrison Garman


ISBN: HARVARD:32044106227705

Category: Reptiles

Page: 385

View: 474


Synopsis of the Contents of the British Museum

According to another legend , Eurypylus , king of Libya , had promised a portion
of his kingdom to the person who would slay a lion then dreaded for his ravages .
Cyrene performed this exploit , and received in reward the promised district .

Author: British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities


ISBN: NYPL:33433071577351

Category: Sculpture, Greco-Roman


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Synopsis of the American War

... deprecated war ; but one of them would make war rather than let it perish ; and
war came . ” Yes , came from wanton insult and insidious treachery ; came from
unwilling hands and hearts ; yet “ would make war on those who “ dreaded it ...

Author: Joshua Rhodes Balme


ISBN: BL:A0022062050

Category: United States

Page: 228

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2001 Novel and Short Story Writer s Market

LNJ THE DREADED SYNOPSIS, First Coast Romance Writers, P.O. Box 8604,
Jacksonville FL 32239- 8604. ... Competition to provide "the opportunity to have
your synopsis critiqued by trained and experienced judges to see if you have the

Author: Barbara Kuroff


ISBN: 1582970092

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 812


Listing markets, agents, publishers, and more, this comprehensive guide is an author's best reference. "One of the best guides to fiction writer's markets available".--"American Reference Book Annual".

Synopsis of the Results of the Operations

... score of unhealthiness until arriving at Káranja near the principal stations of
Pilkher and Kopdi where a belt called the Máhúr " jungle commences almost as
much to be dreaded as the Mahadeo mountains themselves ; “ so that though it
was ...

Author: India. Great Trigonometrical Survey





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Synopsis of Chess Openings

17 This game was a prolonged struggle of 79 moves . Black overlooked a draw at
move 15 , and again at inove 59 . White finally won . 18 Mr. Steinitz says this is a
novelty which seems to break the force of this attack , once so much dreaded ...

Author: William Cook


ISBN: NYPL:33433082494463

Category: Chess

Page: 270

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This book gives an overview of the opening phase of chess and contains a tabular analysis of moves.

The Ante Nicene Fathers Bibliographical synopsis by Ernest C Richardson General index by Bernhard Pick

Disease , a theory of , viii , 277 ; external , “ Novatus , 97 . not to be dreaded , 44 .
Diapsalma , v , 201 . “ Philemon , 102 . Disk ( discus ) , the paten , vii , 548 .
Diatheses of Ptolemy , i , 333 . “ Sextus , 102 . Dismission , the , prayer of , vii ,
550 ...

Author: Alexander Roberts


ISBN: STANFORD:36105010667777

Category: Christian literature, Early


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The Business of Being a Writer

The dreaded synoPsis Now that we've tackled the query, we come to what may
be the single most despised document that novelists—and some narrative
nonfiction writers—are asked to prepare: the synopsis. The synopsis conveys
your ...

Author: Jane Friedman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226393339

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 439


Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

The Everything Guide To Writing A Novel

... is the dreaded synopsis? It's a short (five to ten pages) description of your
novel. Gasp! How can you possibly describe your book for an editor in so few
words? Maybe you could do it for the blurb on the cover if they bought your book.

Author: Joyce Lavene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440523038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 169


This step-by-step guide teaches you the tricks of the trade, with advice on all you need to know to compete in the world of fiction. Whether you are seeking to hone your writing style, shape an existing work-in-progress, or begin the submission process to publishers, successfully published novelists Joyce and Jim Lavene give you all you need to know to set you on the fast track to fulfilling your writing dreams! This authoritative guide shows you how to: Turn your creative idea into a sellable premise Build a strong plot Create realistic characters Develop a first draft Find an agent Market and sell your work to publishers Whether you're writing literary fiction, a terrifying thriller, a sweeping epic, or a passionate romance, The Everything Guide to Writing a Novel is your essential reference to creating the next bestseller!

The American Psychiatric Press Synopsis of Psychiatry

IPHOBIC DISORDERS A phobia is defined as a persistent and irrational fear of a
specific object , activity , or situation that results in a compelling desire to avoid
the dreaded object , activity , or situation ( i . e . , phobic stimulus ) . The fear is ...

Author: Robert E. Hales

Publisher: Amer Psychiatric Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015037477182

Category: Medical

Page: 1449

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The American Psychiatric Press Synopsis of Psychiatry extracts and condenses the most relevant information from every chapter of The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, Second Edition. It presents this information in a cohesive, interesting, and clinically applicable format.