6 things to consider when writing a synopsis


Start With Plot

The sequence of main events in your plot should be included: The inciting incident, first plot point, mid-point, second plot point, climax and resolution. Be sure to mention any event(s) which oppose the main goal of the story and character. Though you might be tempted to leave the ending as a surprise, don’t do this in a synopsis. The agent(s) or publisher(s) need to know how your story ends to get a sense of how it works together from beginning to end. Continue reading


7 steps to writing a synopsis

Step 1: Start With Plot Basics

You know that your plot is a sequence of events that proceed through several basic stages. These include… The inciting incident that gets things moving, sets the protagonist on course towards his goal, etc. Event(s) which illustrate opposition to the Story Goal. The climax: the decisive event that determines whether the goal will be achieved. The resolution or the aftermath of the climax, which illustrates whether or not the goal was Continue reading