The Synopsis: The Power Is In Your Hands

DebE —  August 20, 2011 — 1 Comment

As previously mentioned, I signed on to YouWriteOn recently, and it has been proving to be highly beneficial. Not only am I getting some very helpful reviews, but it has forced me to really think about my story, inside and out. In order to receive reviews, I had to upload the first 5000-7000 words of my story. Well, that isn’t even a full two chapters, so it’s not an overly clear picture for these readers. But, there is a place to put your synopsis, so I thought to myself “I should write one”. And I went and looked at how to do so, and suddenly, in order to complete that task, I found myself needing to know the plan for my book in its absolute entirety.

Now, don’t think I’ve been fumbling totally in the dark here. I’ve known, approximately, how I wanted this all to end for a long time now. But, I did have some issues with exactly how to get there. And a few details that I had planned to include… well, do they still need to be there? Can I include my pet ideas without convoluting the story too much? Writing the synopsis has really got me thinking about these things. And, you know what? Those last couple of chapters that left me with a bit of writer’s block are going to have to be re-written. Simple as that. There are just things going on there that are messing up my overall image for the story. So, dear readers (all two of you) I hope you don’t mind, but it is all in the name of coming away with a better final product. I, of course, will let you know when the new version is up.




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

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