Plot Synopsis Project II

SFNovelists’ Joshua Palmatier has put together a great project for writers interested in learning more about how a plot synopsis looks by getting a bunch of folks to post synopses that have sold books. This is his second version of the project: Plot Synopsis Project II.

Paticipants include:

Joshua Palmatier

Alma Alexander (Will post on the 20th instead.)

Sam Butler

Diana Pharaoh Francis

Daryl Gregory

Simon Haynes

Jay Lake’s comments and his synopses

Kelly McCullough

Jeri Smith-Ready

Jennifer Stevenson

Edward Willett

Joshua’s first Synopsis Project is here. I added a synopsis late, here.

Joshua’s Query Letter Project is here.

As an extra bit of content since I’m here, here are a couple of links to posts I’ve written on synopses: Pitching and Synopses parts 1, 2, and 3. Plus, what a synopsis should do.

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Kelly McCullough

Kelly McCullough is a fantasy and science fiction author. He lives in Wisconsin with his physics professor wife and a small herd of cats. His novels include the WebMage and Fallen Blade series—Penguin/ACE. His short fiction has appeared in numerous venues including Writers of the Future and Weird Tales. He also dabbles in science fiction as science education with The Chronicles of the Wandering Star—part of an NSF-funded science curriculum—and the science comic Hanny & the Mystery of the Voorwerp, which he co-authored and co-edited—funding provided by NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. Visit site.

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