11 thoughts on “In Brief, In Short, To Sum Up

  1. I’ve only written one synopsis but since it got good reviews from a person who knows, I’ll tell you what I know. Tell us about the protagonist and where the story takes place. Then, in as short a way as possible, tell us what happens. Finally, and not to be too anal about things, the last line or second part of the last sentence should, if done right, leave us wanting to know something more.

    I knew someone once who was a great legal writer. What made him so was his ability to simplify everything. For this, pretend you’re back in Kindergarten and write up a blurb using the recipe above. See what happens…

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