The perfect synopsis

One of the questions I am asked most often is how to go about writing a synopsis. I always refer people who ask this question to the following page on the Writers Workshop website:

One additional point that they didn’t make but which needs spelling out is that it should be written in the present tense. The sample synopsis they give illustrates this perfectly.

Note that the synopsis tells the WHOLE story, so you DO have to give away the ending!


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