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Tag: why we need a synopsis

The Synopsis: Why Love Hurts & Pain Can Be Good for Our Writing

So a big reason that writers hate writing a synopsis with the power of a thousand suns is that we believe every word we have written is precious and every character vital and necessary. But a bigger reason that many writers hate writing the synopsis (particularly for first-time novels) is it makes it painfully obvious we have no story or a terribly flawed story.

The Dreaded Synopsis—How to Get Started & Why We Need One BEFORE Writing the Book

Too many authors are reworking those first chapters, polishing the prose, adding description when all along the problem is there is no clear story goal or the stakes are too low or the timeline is not there or too loose.