Agent Nephele Tempest Teaches You How to Write an Excellent Synopsis: April 25 Webinar With Critique

Writing a synopsis is usually one of the most difficult things about pitching a novel. It’s incredibly difficult to summarize your entire book in just one page. How do you condense all that info? What gets cut? How much detail should you give? Is it worth mention elements like subplots and character arc?

These types of questions are why we have literary agent Nephele Tempest (The Knight Agency) to teach “Conquer the Dreaded Synopsis: Construct Your Ultimate Sales Tool” — a brand new live webinar at 1 p.m., EST, Thursday, April 25, 2013. It lasts 90 minutes, and all attendees will get their synopses personally critiqued by Nephele following the event. Get agent eyes on your work! Don’t forget that at least 3 agents from major agencies have signed writers after seeing their work as part of a WD webinar.


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All registrants are invited to submit their synopsis. (It’s recommended that registrants revise their synopsis after attending the live webinar before submitting for critique.) All submitted synopses are guaranteed a written critique by literary agent Nephele Tempest. Nephele reserves the right to request a partial or full manuscript by e-mail if the project’s synopsis interests her. Sign up for the webinar here.


A strong, compelling synopsis serves as a vital sales tool at every stage of your career. Whether you’re a new writer just starting to submit to agents or a published author proposing a new project to your editor, you must to be able to write a great synopsis. That means not only writing an interesting synopsis that shows off your project, but also tailoring the synopsis to suit different purposes. For example, a synopsis written from a completed manuscript differs from one written as part of a proposal.

In this live webinar presented by literary agent Nephele Tempest, you’ll learn how to tackle the task head on and generate the right synopsis for your project—and your audience. Shake off your fear and frustration and master the art of writing the synopsis!


  • How to break down your plot into manageable parts
  • The best way to emphasize the most important details of your project
  • How you can build interest in your story while remaining concise
  • How to maintain a tone consistent with your manuscript
  • What’s necessary to produce a synopsis for a project that is incomplete
  • How to adapt the length of your synopsis depending on its intended use. Sign up for the webinar here.


Nephele Tempest joined The Knight Agency in January of 2005 and opened the Los Angeles office. She comes from a diverse publishing and finance background, having worked in the editorial department at Simon and Schuster, as a financial advisor, in the marketing and communications departments of several major New York investment firms, and as a freelance writer. Her experiences in sales, marketing, and writing provide her with insights into multiple aspects of the publishing industry. Nephele belongs to the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). She continues to actively build her client list, and is currently seeking works in the following genres: literary/commercial fiction, women’s fiction, fantasy, science fiction, fantasy, single-title romance, historical fiction, young adult, and middle grade fiction.

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