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synopsis & questions

Discussion for Platinum members about the current Page Turner Writing Contest

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synopsis & questions

Postby kpwrite » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:57 am

Does anyone have an example of what a synopsis would look like for the Page Turner? Are we talking a basic overview, or a chapter by chapter format?

I know time is a-wastin' to enter. I want to, but I haven't even started yet. Realistically, should I just hang it up for this year? I could probably write one chapter in time, but others spend all year on this, yes?

:shock: What do you think? Go for it anyway, or wait for the next one?
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Synopsis

Postby lish1936 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:43 am

Kristi,

Go for it. If you have an idea, jump in and do it. I started my first chapter
last week, and I still have a few pages left.

I know the conventional wisdom is to start out with an outline (synopsis),
but I'm leaving that for last. If I recall, from an answer I got from Debi,
she mentioned the word "Summary." I'm sure she'll clear it up, once she reads the thread.

I plan to do a short summary of each chapter, unless she, or someone in the know, indicates something different.

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summary question

Postby lish1936 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:15 pm

Still waiting for clarification. Does anyone who has submitted before have a clue?

:?: :?: :?: :?:


Is the chapter by chapter outline the summary of choice for Page Turner;
or a paragraphical synopsis?

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Postby Deb Porter » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:49 am

Sorry everyone. Just seeing this now.

A synopsis should be a brief overview of the planned book. Most are about half a page long. Some are shorter, but I would recommend about half a page to a page. It doesn't need to be chapter by chapter, but rather an outline of the goal of the book and how you are planning to get the reader there.

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Postby lish1936 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:35 am

Oops!

I just sent in my summary, but not in outline form. If it doesn't pass
the goal and reader direction test, any chance of redoing it?


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