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The Art Of The Synop? (And Other Writing Tips)

Feb 19 2009 01:27 pm   #1LadyYashka
I found this link through fanficrants of all places. (A person ranted that if a writer couldn't write a decent summary that was one to three sentences long, then they shouldn't be writing. Oh, boy did that explode on the person.) Anyway, one of the people commenting posted this link.

http://pubrants.blogspot.com/2009/02/art-of-synop.html

Since I know there are several people who are trying to get published on this site, I thought I'd post it here. It has some very helpful information in this article.

And since I'm here, I thought I'd also post a link to a site I found a few months back.

http://www.the-writers-craft.com/

This site has help with outlining your novel. They have worksheets for character profiles, settling, and scene charts. (Among other helpful tips.) You just download the worksheets and fill them out. (They are free.) I love these worksheets, and this is coming from someone who hates outlines. They are usually too detailed and by the time I get finished, I don't want to write the novel anymore. (Seriously, I've tried outlines that had me answering the same friggin' question multiple times, in different ways. It was very irritating.)




Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters. — Neil Gaiman
Feb 20 2009 12:56 am   #2slaymesoftly
Thanks, Lady Y.  Don't suppose you'd like to take the  time to post those links on Riters_R_Us?
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Feb 20 2009 01:16 am   #3LadyYashka
Sure, no problem.
Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters. — Neil Gaiman