by Laurie Schnebly Campbell
Oct. 8-19, 2018
Prerequisite: Must have a book nearly (or already) finished.
No wonder so many great novelists have a tough time writing a synopsis — the two jobs require completely different skills! This class takes the techniques used by advertising copywriters to sell ANY product, whether it’s a bike or a burger or a book, and shows how they apply to your current book (as well as any others you write). With hands-on, individual attention to your project, you’ll finish this limited-enrollment session ready to hit “print” or “send” and deliver your synopsis to the contest, the editor or the agent of your dreams. Learn:
- Who needs your descriptive skills, and who doesn’t?
- What ten questions must your proposal answer?
- When is the best time to write your synopsis
- Where should you begin summarizing the story?
- Why is the synopsis your most vital sales tool?
- How can you make sure you’ve included the key elements?
An advertising copywriter for 25 years, Laurie Schnebly Campbell was amazed when she realized her day job made it easier to “sell” editors on her books. She loves the saying about “give a man a fish and he’ll eat today: teach him to fish and he’ll eat forever” — so whenever someone asks her to write their synopsis she recommends this workshop instead. (Except when there’s a time crunch!) Visit and/or book Laurie at BookLaurie.com.
$65 per class, ($60 if paid by check)
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