Horror Writing

Horror Writing: How to write a synopsis for an agent

Dear Agent,

Writing a novel is hard work. Writing, editing, re-writing, proofreading, developmental reading, more editing, and yet more rewriting can be utterly exhausting. 

The time and effort you put into writing can make producing a synopsis devastatingly difficult. How on earth do you sum up something that has taken so much of your time and effort? Also, how do you do that and still keep the ‘soul’ of the novel? 

First, we need to understand what kind of synopsis you are writing. There are two types based on your audience. So, you need to identify if you are writing for agents or readers. 

Writing a synopsis for agents is more structured and you will, if you do your research on the agent, get at least some guidance. Regardless, always remember: 

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