When I tell someone that I am writing a book, their inevitable response is to ask me what it is about; it is a question which is both delightful and dreadful to me–while I love nothing more than sharing my creation with other people (this is, after all, the main draw to getting published), the act of summarizing 86,000 words of painstakingly constructed texts is challenging to say the least. 237 more words
This post is very timely for me. Not long ago, I was summarizing the plot of one of my stories to my husband over a plate of lasagne and veggies. In between chewing and swallowing, I laid out the plot while my husband's eyes and interest grew. Then later that night, I sat down in front of my computer to lay out the synopsis and drew a complete blank. And when I did type something, it sounded bland. A complete contrast from the hype earlier in the evening. So to give my work justice, the tips in this post will be very helpful.