Cooking Up a Synopsis
Sunday 26 August 2018, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $195
Conc Member: $120
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Most writers find writing a 500-word synopsis almost as daunting as producing an 80,000-word manuscript. But there’s no way around it. If you want your work considered by a publisher, agent, commissioning editor, mentoring program or grants body, you need a synopsis. And if you are planning on self-publishing, you still need to be able to encapsulate your story in a way that entices readers. Writing a synopsis is also a valuable developmental tool to help you understand what your story is about.
Drawing on examples of synopses of various lengths from published authors, this full-day workshop looks at the necessary ingredients of a synopsis and considers how best to cook up a great result. By the end of the day, participants will each have a strong draft synopsis.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Participants will understand the difference between a pitch and a synopsis, and the relationship between them.
- Participants will understand what is required in a synopsis.
- Participants will have completed a strong draft of a synopsis by the end of the workshop.
Please bring the latest draft synopsis of your current work-in-progress, if you have one.
About the tutor
Dr Laurel Cohn is a book editor who is passionate about communication and the power of stories in our lives. As a developmental editor, she has been helping writers since the 1980s prepare their work for publication. She also works with publishers, businesses and community organisations, and is a popular workshop presenter. Laurel has a […]