Re: Synopsis Clarified

Subject: Re: Synopsis Clarified
From: Jean Weber <jean -at- wrevenge -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 08:00:51 +1000

Is this a synopsis for the purpose of trying to sell the book to a publisher? If so, I think that type of synopsis (for both fiction and non-fiction) is usually a bit longer and more detailed than synopses for other purposes.

I don't have an example handy, but I'm sure I have seen them on some of the websites for writers. One place I usually start looking up this sort of information is at About.com - I'm continually impressed with the information their "guides" gather and organise. (Of course, I may be biased because quite a few of my own papers are on the page for technical editing <grin>.)

Regards, Jean
Jean Hollis Weber
mailto:jean -at- wrevenge -dot- com -dot- au
The Technical Editors' Eyrie http://www.wrevenge.com.au/


Harry Husted wrote:

I apologize for not making myself clear in my previous post. I am both a technical writer and fiction writer. I am just finishing a book on copywriting. I need to write a synopsis about the book. I have already received some leads but no samples. What I need is an actual sample to follow. I need one for writing a technical book and a fiction book. If you cannot provide a sample for a fiction book, that's ok, considering this is a forum for technical writing.


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