Sunday, March 29, 2009
Mission #2: Writing your synopsis
During week one, we started out by getting to know our characters. If you took this challenge serious, you should have at least two new friends (maybe more depending upon your story).
With week two, we are going to attack that dreaded synopsis. Because this is my writing nemesis, I’m adding a few links that I’ve found useful (see links at end of post). Just because the synopsis is listed as week two, doesn’t mean that everyone agrees with writing a synopsis before writing the book. If you are one of those people, feel free to re-arrange the schedule to fit your writing style. For me, I’ve found that if I don’t create some type of outline, I end up going in far too many different directions. I use my synopsis as a rough outline and then find myself tweaking the synopsis when I’m finished.
Of course, a synopsis is one of the requirements for GRW’s Maggies, so for this Mission we will get that nasty little deed out of the way right from the start.
Check out the links, put on your thinking caps and get started. Time is ticking away and we have a mission to complete.
Don’t forget to post a comment to let us know how your first Mission went. Did you get those Character Profiles finished? Or are you madly playing catch-up?