Write a Synopsis

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

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.

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£20 a month. Access all Writers’ HQ courses.
More info

£40. Two months of single course access.

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.

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

Join our lovely little online community to support you through the synopsis writing process and beyond, plus peer and WHQ feedback.

ALL THE AWESOME-SAUCEOME STUFF YOU GET

  • Help and advice from award-winning authors and literary agents
  • Daily inspiration, whip-cracking, writing exercises and prompts
  • Access to our private Facebook group 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

CURRICULUM CURRICULAR CURRICULEEEEE

AKA what we’ll be covering in this course

  • 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
  • Stuck? A few notes on synopsis technique
  • Synopsis dos and don’ts
  • Synops-YES or sy-NO-psis?

LOVE FOR WRITERS’ HQ AND PUBLISHING 101

HOW IT WORKS

  • Enrol

    Once you’ve joined you’ll get an email confirming your place and explaining how you access the course. Spoiler: you click a link. Super simple.

  • Read, watch, do

    The lessons are a mix of text, images, videos and exercises. To get the most out of the course, try to give yourself at least an hour a day to read or watch the material and do the exercises. We’ve made them as bite-size as possible but also if you wanna do the thing you gotta do the work.

  • No rush

    This course is written to be done over one week but we’ll give you access to the course materials for four weeks so you can work at your own pace and because life always gets in the way and also because we’re nice.

  • No money? No problem

    We’d love to give our courses away but we have a terrible notepad and clicky pen habit to keep up. We keep them as cheap as possible though, and our membership is reasonably affordable. If you’re really struggling check out our bursaries page and we’ll see if we can help.

  • Milk no sugar

    Drink plenty of tea, stock up on biscuits, gin for later. Enjoy it. It’s supposed to be fun. Love you. Mwa.

GET STARTED NOW

£20 a month. Access all Writers’ HQ courses.
More info

£40. Two months of single course access.

*When you book a place you’ll receive an email detailing how to access the course material. It can take about five minutes to come through, and remember to check your spam folder.

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