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How to Write a Good Synopsis?

How to Write a Good Synopsis?


Why Do You Need to Write a Good Synopsis?

So finally, your Book is ready! Your work has already been revised, and you already have the ISBN. Now you can and should publish.

However, you must slow down a bit now! Before making it available on digital platforms, you need to think about how you will sell your new creation to your new readers.

You ought to think about how to present your Book to the Universe. And even if you are the new Gabriel Garcia Marquez and your original is better than One Hundred Years of Solitude (yeah, this is the best Book in the world, in my opinion!), Suppose you do not have an excellent presentation to win over the audience. In that case, it will stay in the links’ limbo, and nothing will be as you imagine.

The presentation of a book can be separated into 3 points:

2. Cover and
3. Diagramming.

Today we are going to talk about how important synopses are.

What is Synopsis?

A synopsis is a kind of summary, a synthesis of a literary, scientific work, etc. The synopsis is also called a summary. It is also a shorter version of an original text, not necessarily a summary.

The objective of the synopsis is to make the reader understand the main points of the original text. The synopsis of a book, film or event can be read. It is essential to make individuals interested in the rest of the work, which is a decoy.

One of the main differences between synopsis and abstract is that the synopsis is usually written by the author of the text or work in question, which is not the case most of the time in the abstract.

Generally, the synopsis begins with the title and brings the author’s name, type of text. The main idea of the synopsis is different from a review. For example, as it does not contain the interpretation or opinion of the person who wrote it, it is formed only with the idea of the actual writer, often paraphrased.

Why synopses first?

Because it is the right way for you to start generating interest while your cover and layout are being developed!

Create that expectation in those who are going to read your Book and buy time to follow the other steps at the right time. Also, because most writers have a mega difficulty writing them – and I include myself in that!

Think that after you write all of your original, with a wealth of details, with all the plots and outcomes and feelings you put in that Book. Think about it and know that you need to make a summary without giving spoilers, but that wins the reader …

It really is a challenge!

There is no perfect rule about what a synopsis should look like, nor cases of examples. I’ve seen everything that is right… Some of the two lines leave us dying to read, others that the Book was beautiful, but the synopsis had nothing to do with the story.

What we can talk about when dealing with synopses is that it is a complicated exercise for the writer and that we can keep in mind a few points:

Enchant the reader.

If you want people to read your book and be interested in it. Hook them up! Make your synopsis have questions, mystery, and reflections that can arouse the interest of those who read.

Speak a lot in a few words.

You need to talk about the story in the synopsis. This is a fact. Do not make a summary. Choose a starting point that is where the plot unfolds and discuss it without revealing what actually happens. And do it in a few words. A synopsis does not need to have more than 4 or 5 short paragraphs to be interesting.

Do not give spoilers!

Guys, this is serious! I read synopses in life that told what happened in the Book until the end. Why am I going to read 300 pages if, in 10 lines, the author has already revealed everything to me?

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Don’t be wordy.

Do not speak more than necessary. Try not to complicate the text. Don’t be boring. Always remember what you want the reader to know when reading your text.

Ask beta readers for their opinion.

They read your book, they know about your story, they can be an incredible help when it comes to making your synopsis perfect. Ask for the opinion and make as many versions as necessary so that your synopsis really conveys what you want!

Proofread and proofread again.

If the reader finds errors in his synopsis, how will he want to read the rest?

Review. Review several times. Ask someone to review! Remember that the synopsis is one of the gateways to your success.

It can be complicated to write a synopsis that conveys the essence of your Book. Still, it is very worthwhile to leave it sensational. So, don’t be in a hurry. Create several versions, get inspired and think about your reader, and read in the synopsis of a book.

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