To make a long story short – I hate synopses!


When I was querying for an agent last year, I researched how to write a synopsis.  I visited websites, attended seminars, asked around conferences until finally, I thought I had a decent handle on the subject: one page, single-spaced, full-cap character names at first mention, bada-bing, bada-boom, wrote a synopsis, done.

Now my manuscript is ready to present to publishers (a nail-biting experience all in itself) and I need to write a synopsis for the second book in the series.  No problem.  I figured out the ends and outs of this last year.  Right?


THIS synopsis is a whole new ball of wax.  Five to seven pages double spaced instead of the just one page single spaced that I become so familiar with last year.  Now, once again, I have bitten my nails to the nub, pulled out clumps of hair in frustration, and snapped at my kids for breathing too loudly.  Why is it that writing a couple page summary seems so much harder than writing the 300+ page manuscript???


About Megan Powell

Coffee loving, boo-boo kissing, mom and fan-girl who also happens to be the author of Urban Fantasy novels, NO PEACE FOR THE DAMNED and its sequel, NO LOVE FOR THE WICKED. Check out my upcoming releases at

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