Writing Prompt
    Boot Camp

    Subscribe to our FREE email newsletter and get the Writing Prompt Boot Camp download.

    Your Essential Synopsis Checklist

    Categories: Completed Multiple Manuscripts, How to Improve Writing Skills, How to Publish a Book, Get Published, Writing Your First Draft Tags: agents, book proposals, syonpsis.

    Use a 1-inch margin on all sides; justify the left margin only. Put your name and contact information on the top left corner of the first page. Type the novel’s genre, word count and the word “Synopsis” in the top right corner of the first page Don’t number the first page. Put the novel’s title, centered and in all caps, about one-third of the way down the page. Begin the synopsis text four lines below the title. The text throughout the synopsis should be double-spaced (unless you plan to keep it to one or two pages, in which case single-spaced is OK). Use all caps the first time you introduce a character. After the first page, use a header on every page that contains your last name/your novel’s title in all caps/the word “Synopsis”:Name/TITLE/Synopsis. After the first page, number the pages in the top right corner on the same line as the header. The first line of text on each page after the first page should be three lines below the header.

    OnDemand Webinar:
    The Dreaded Synopsis by Jane Friedman
    Get a clear, step-by-step process for tackling your synopsis—no matter what the length requirement—as well as examples of good and bad synopsis.

    Become a Writer’s Digest VIP and Save 10%:
    Get a 1-year pass to WritersMarket.com, a 1-year subscription to Writer’s Digest magazine and 10% off all WritersDigestShop.com orders! Click here to join.

    Also check out these items from the Writer’s Digest’s collection:
    Writer’s Digest Elements Of Writing Fiction: Beginnings, Middles & Ends

    Writer’s Digest Elements Of Writing Fiction: Scene & Structure

    Writer’s Digest Elements Of Writing Fiction: Description
    Writer’s Digest Elements Of Writing Fiction: Characters & Viewpoint

    Writer’s Digest No More Rejections
    Writer’s Digest Weekly Planner

    Writer’s Digest How to Land a Literary Agent (On-Demand Webinar)
    Writer’s Digest Magazine One-Year Subscription
    Writer’s Digest 10 Years of Writer’s Digest on CD: 2000-2009

    You might also like:

    • Print Circulation Form

      Did you love this article? Subscribe Today & Save 58%

    Leave a Reply