Synopsis Made Easy

by on 12.07.2009

in writing

As anyone who reads this blog knows, I struggled with writing a synopsis.  You know, struggled as in fought for my life against a rogue polar bear kind of struggle.  But I did it.  (Yay, me!)

Now, I’d like to write the next one while the story is in progress.  The story is fresh in my mind, I know where I want to go with it, and why not have that one bloody thing done?

Now, anyone who reads this blog will also know I am big on spreadsheets and templates.  How can I make this thing easier?  So, I created a very brief but self-explanatory template for a synopsis.

You are welcome to try this template–who knows, it may help you.  Keep in mind: I write using a 4 act structure.  I think the template could easily be modified for 3 act, but… just so you know.

Synopsis Template. | Find it on the Downloads page.

 
Update 09.03.2011: I updated the synopsis template.  Turns out, I know a little more than I did a few years ago. ;-)

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Jamal W. Hankins December 18, 2009 at 6:49 am EDT

Hey, I like this template you have created. I believe writing a synopsis is one of the only things that eludes me. Thanks for sharing this. I Can’t wait to try out your template.

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