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 . . .
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.
Learn how to create a stellar synopsis.
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.
Suzanne’s class is fabulous! She breaks the synopsis down into manageable bites—like eating an elephant. Converting an 80K word manuscript into a a two, maybe three-page synopsis is one of the most daunting tasks any writer can face. But Suzanne led me through the treacherous forest that is the synopsis. She patiently assisted me through each step of the process. I couldn’t be more grateful. Now, with each MS I write, you can bet your laptop—I’m will take this class and have Suzanne’s help.
This class is awesome!! Not only does it help to tackle the dreaded task of condensing a complex novel (120k words in my case 😊) into a few hundred words, but Suzanne makes it fun to do. The class also provides a great framework for helping to analyse the big picture of your WIP – checking through all the major plot points and character arcs. The class is very interactive, with tons of help and support from other class members, and especially from Suzanne herself. Suzanne has a knack for turning prose from mediocre to fabulous, suggesting how and where to tighten and how to add power and clarity to her student’s work, while maintaining the individual author’s voice. Synopses need never be boring again! I can thoroughly recommend – I’ve taken the class twice and intend to do it again for my next WIP.
Suzanne makes the impossible possible: she makes synopsis writing easy. Step-by-step, she walked me through the process of condensing a 90,000 word manuscript into only a few pages, all while maintaining my voice. Suzanne is amazing.
You write a brilliant novel. You need a synopsis to sell it. Sounds easy, huh? Some say it's harder to write a synopsis than writing the whole novel. Not if you take this class. Suzanne is a master editor and has an uncanny way of showing you how to find the sizzle. Not only will you leave this class with a great synopsis, but you will also leave with the ability to write another.
Most writers strive to learn how to pen a riveting synopsis to acquire an agent. Of course, that is sound reasoning; it's just not my reason.
This review is for the writers struggling with their current WIP. The writer who doesn't know why agents show no interest in their book. The writer trying desperately to figure out if their story needs more structure, or if it's too wordy or too short, or maybe just too dull? More than likely, you've received canned rejection letters supplying no clue what's really missing in your story--but something is. If this scenario speaks to your writer's heart, then Suzanne is your new best friend.
Suzanne will guide you through a magical process. The key that opens your written manuscript or perhaps the story you can't seem to get out of your head and on paper. Her synopsis writing process tests for holes and interesting characters and undeveloped storylines. Suzanne's method and spot-on comments often point you in a new direction or provides an idea for a fresh new twist giving your manuscript the sparkle needed to stand out among the thousands of novels hoping to land on an agent's must-read list.
Do yourself a favor--take this class, put in the work, and see for yourself.
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