Write a Synopsis
LEARN HOW TO CRAFT A SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED SYNOPSIS AND IMPRESS PROSPECTIVE AGENTS

I really enjoyed this course. It got to the nub of what’s required and enabled me to keep focussed on what’s important. I thought the section which discusses the different approaches to writing a synopsis were super helpful. I’d highly recommend it.

Angela Watt
Publishing 101: Write a Synopsis
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I’ve been struggling with my synopsis for – well months if the truth be told. Writing, tweaking, rewriting, putting it in the drawer and hoping it will sort itself out. This course gave advice that I hadn’t found elsewhere and I think I now have a much improved synopsis. I shall be posting it soon and will look forward to feedback – (I am not afraid!).

Mark Ruskin
Publishing 101: Write a Synopsis
Brilliant advice and guidance – enough to get my synopsis actually written

I got my synopsis written with WHQ holding my hand – thank you!

Jan McCarthy
Publishing 101: Write a Synopsis
How to write a synopsis.

This course broke down the scary monster Synopsisrex into bite-size, digestible pieces.
Full of great resources and links to further reading, it made me almost, looking forward to crafting one of these beasts.

Helene du Mauri
Publishing 101: Write a Synopsis
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Learn a range of techniques and approaches to summarise your novel into a stellar synopsis that suits your story and style.
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Finish the course with a succinct, synopsis that perfectly sums up your plot and makes you look like a proper professional writer person.
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Write a Synopsis

Learn how to craft a small but perfectly formed synopsis and impress prospective agents

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[/us_iconbox][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_tta_tabs][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069335-6de171b6-a2c02cc8-183f” title=”COURSE HOME”][vc_column_text]You think you’ve done the hard part by writing a book, but landing an agent is the next big hurdle to leap over. Writers’ HQ’s online synopsis writing course will help you prepare for sending your manuscript out into the big wide world of publishing. A kickass synopsis shows an agent you can plan and execute a super tight plot. But reducing a whole manuscript into just a few pages of story summary can be a reet pain in the backside… Learn how to craft a small but perfectly formed synopsis and impress prospective agents with your summarising prowess.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section tab_id=”1570293069387-b07b8985-01f72cc8-183f” title=”CURRICULUM”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
  • Oh synopsis, why art thou a pain in my arse?
  • What does a synopsis even look like?
  • Pull out the bare bones of your story
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  • Stuck? A few notes on synopsis technique
  • Synopsis dos and don’ts
  • Synops-YES or sy-NO-psis?
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  • Help and advice from award-winning authors and literary agents
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  • Access to our private forum full of super cool people to help and support you along the way, including Team WHQ, our specially-picked and hand-baked gang of badass writers.
  • Seven days of exercises, advice and resources to help you build the best possible synopsis package
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Work out how to best present your story in synopsis form, from logistics and structure to characterisation and narrative voice – with a whole bunch of tips and tricks to suit every writing style.

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Finish the course with a succinct, comprehensive synopsis that perfectly sums up your plot and makes you look like a proper professional writer person.

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