Bite me, synopsis.
So, I’m attempting to write my first synopsis. And it’s bringing back all these horrible memories of being paralyzed with fear–literally, can’t write a word, paralyzed–when I first started writing and I read all of these how-to books and web sites. Here’s what I’ve gathered, so far: It’s the opposite of show-not-tell. Tell, tell, tell! Okay, so do what I spent ages learning how not to do?) Tell your whole story, don’t leave unanswered questions. But leave out the parts, like secondary characters and subplots, that aren’t important to the developing relationship. (Well, if they’re not important, why are they in the book at all?)Read More →