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Sizzling Synopsis Coaching with Suzanne Purvis

$200.00

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Description

The same as the group class, only in a one-on-one personalized setting.

You’re in need of a synopsis. I can hear the moans and groans echo through cyberspace.

But do not fear.

This class is here to help you . . .

  • give your synopsis the attention it deserves.
  • learn what to include and what to avoid in a synopsis.
  • create a synopsis showcasing your best writing.
  • add the intriguing emotional twists of your novel to the synopsis.
  • fill your synopsis with your unique writer’s voice.
  • give clarity, succinctness, and pizazz to your synopsis.

The goal of this class through lessons, assignments, and plenty of feedback is for you to come away with a sizzling, scintillating synopsis. A synopsis that will get the attention of an agent, editor, or contest judge and prove you’re a professional and talented story teller.

This class is for anyone who would like a surefire way to plot your novel with all the necessary beats, characters arc, relationship arc, and the added bonus of a finished synopsis.

No more moaning.

Sign up.

Learn how to create a stellar synopsis.

What You Will Learn

  • how to give your synopsis the attention it deserves
  • what to include and what to avoid
  • how to showcase your best writing
  • which emotional twists to include in the synopsis
  • how to fill your synopsis with your unique writer's voice

Who Should Take This Class

  • anyone in need of a synopsis for submissions to agents and editors
  • those wanting a surefire way to plot a novel

Course Overview

Lesson One: What’s a Synopsis and WHO - introducing your character

  • Learn why you need a sizzling synopsis
  • Learn what a synopsis is and what it is not
  • Learn how to craft your synopsis opening with the WHO of the synopsis
  • Review many examples of character introductions
  • Create your own character(s) introduction
  • Receive experienced feedback and helpful tips and a chance to revise and resubmit

Lesson Two: WHERE, WHEN, WHAT - setting, situation, adding emotion

  • Learn how to add the situation (What) and setting (Where and When) to your synopsis
  • Analyze many examples of the What, Where and When in a synopsis
  • Learn the importance of emotion in a synopsis and how to create it
  • Add to your own synopsis the what, where, and when and revise any parts of the synopsis so far
  • Receive experienced feedback and helpful tips

Lesson Three: WHY and HOW - inciting incident, first turning point

  • Learn how to add the Why and How to your synopsis
  • Analyze many examples
  • Create the Why and How to your own synopsis and revise any previous pieces of your synopsis
  • Receive experienced feedback and tips on your growing synopsis.

Lesson Four: conflicts, characters, midpoint

  • Learn who stays and who goes in a synopsis
  • Learn the importance of showing conflict throughout your synopsis
  • Learn the next plot point to add
  • Create your next sentences or paragraphs, as well as revising your growing synopsis.
  • Receive experience feedback and helpful tips

Lesson Five: adding the next plot points

  • Learn the next important plot points to add
  • Study and analyze several examples
  • Learn the common pitfalls of a synopsis
  • Craft your next plot points as a paragraph or two and submit
  • Receive experienced feedback and helpful tips

Lesson Six: climax, resolution, character arc

  • Learn how to add the all important climax and resolution
  • Learn how to insure your character arc is shown in your synopsis
  • Analyze several examples
  • Craft your final paragraphs and submit
  • Receive experienced feedback and helpful tips

Lesson Seven: putting it all together, relationship arc, romance plot points

  • Learn the importance of showing a relationship arc and the romance plot points if you’re writing romance
  • Learn how to put together all the pieces
  • Submit your full synopsis for experienced feedback

Lesson Eight: writing tight, voice, hook, checklist

  • Learn about a “hook”, if you need one, and some examples
  • Learn the importance of word counts
  • Learn techniques to writing tight
    • Analyze examples of tight writing
    • Learn the importance of voice with examples
    • Learn a checklist for synopsis writing
    • Another chance to submit your synopsis for review and create a shortened versions based on the lesson to submit
    • Receive experienced feedback on your full synopses

Wrap Up: summary and submission Tips

  • Learn a summary of steps for building a synopsis.
  • Learn tips and tricks for submissions

 

Teacher:

suzanne purvis

Suzanne Purvis is a transplanted Canadian living in the Deep South, where she traded “eh” for “y’all.” An author of long, short, and flash fiction for both children and adults, she has won several awards including those sponsored by the University of Toronto, RWA, Bethlehem Writer’s Roundtable, and Women Who Write. You can find her work in print anthologies, magazines, ezines, and ebooks.

Visit her at www.suzannepurvis.com , www.suzannepurvis.blogspot.comFacebook, Amazon Author’s Central.

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