Oh God! It’s synopsis time! Please help!
I’ve been dreading this day. My epublisher has asked me for a blurb of up to 400 characters and a synopsis of up to 4,000 characters for The Girl with the Julia Roberts Smile. There’s nothing I hate more than writing a synopsis. I’d rather write a whole novel than one of these pesky things.
Okay, it has to be done and I’ll get on with it. The problem, from where I stand, is that any synopsis risks throttling the life out of a novel. What I must do, somehow, is 1) provide an accurate digest of my novel without squeezing the vital juices out of it 2) write it in a lively, zestful style, not one that switches readers off.
Is there any foolproof way to write a strong synopsis? Please help!