Why Use Novel Synopsis

Why Use a Novel Synopsis

by Suzanne Pitner awa Suzanne Lilly

Finding a publishing agent for a manuscript requires a compelling query and novel synopsis. Here is how to write a synopsis.

The novel synopsis is the sales pitch for a novel. To entice a publishing agent to consider a novel manuscript, the synopsis needs to be just as compelling as the novel itself. Therefore, synopsis writing is just as important a skill for the writer to learn as dialogue, pacing, and plot.

A synopsis is a narrative summary of the book. As mentioned above, it is the sales pitch for the completed novel. The agent or editor reading it must be intrigued enough to want to see the complete manuscript, so novel writers do well to spend extra care in creating the synopsis.

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