Worst one line synopsis
Can you better this one:
a rich man with issues falls for innocent young lass
Can’t guess? Presume it is something you haven’t read (and never will read).
No, it’s supposed to sum up Jane Eyre (there is a clue about the plot in the title, don’t you think?) But it does flag up one of the questions writers have to ask themselves: whose story I am telling? And that answer can get blurred in the writing process so it is one that needs to be asked again and again.
It is also a good idea to sum up a story you are working on in one line. If you can’t, it is a pretty good indication that the plot is muddled and you’re in danger of losing your way.
I wrote about synopsis writing in February. You can find it HERE
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