Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Killer Synopsis!
There are very few words in the English language that can scare a writer quite like the word SYNOPSIS!
You've spent months, maybe years, writing a fictional story and then someone asks you to explain it in 'x' amount of words, not another novel, but a sort of overview, which includes, genre, place, characters, premise, beginning, middle and end, along with all the significant reveals/dramas that happen whilst bringing the said story to a conclusion.
Easy, isn't a word that comes especially to mind!
So having delivered the manuscript of THE GAME CHANGER to my editor, when she asked me yesterday if I happened to have a synopsis, the answer was 'No', but, no problem, I said, I'll whip one up tomorrow!
I started at 6 a.m, It only took me 8 hours to put together 2,500 words, all of which, when I read them back proved to me that I definitively nuts, or at the very least, marginally insane to come up with plots like this.....
Will keep you posted!!