How to write a one-page synopsis

I've never met a writer who enjoyed writing a synopsis. 

I created this simple formula to help you write a one-page synopsis. Please refer to my post on The Five Plotting Moments That Matter that are referenced in the template. If you are looking for a literary agent or a publisher, it's important to write your story's synopsis as well as you can.

I suggest that you answer each question in one sentence. You can also combine some of the answers into one sentence. If you're still struggling with your plot, read The Top 10 Tips for Plotting and Finishing a Book. If you live in South Africa, we highly recommend that you join one of our Writers Write courses.

 by Amanda Patterson

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