Re: Synopsis Time Again (1000 words)
Okay. Understandable. I guess, but I think you should have grown to understand the rythm of this board. The no responses doesn't mean it's really bad, but in this case, you could had addressed this by saying: that you're not scorned, but that you need help - even blunt words - because you cannot get your mind around this piece.
The synopsis are for the idiots that want to see the story in its most basic form. As an idea. They don't have time for gaining understanding the art, in the way, it's meant to be seen. So you need to dump it down for the people, that he as an attention span as short as what a mouse has, when it's tempted by the piece of cheese*.
* Not meaning our mouse, but I used that as I don't have a better idiom.
It's not easy to write a story in the first place. But when they ask you to write a synopsis for, it drives the author mental, as the story has rooted in their minds so permanently, that they don't see the wood - because the trees are on the way.
I hope you get what I'm saying.
You know the story better than anyone. And you refined it down to the main points. So do them in the bullet-points, and separate the main plot from the sub-plots and the side-characters. Then take the main characters on the side and tell in short form: what they are doing in the story, and see if that reveals you to the meat - without the frilly bits, please.
Write that skeleton here and then see if we can help you to form a synopsis out from it.
Last edited by ctg; 26th March 2012 at 05:34 PM.