How to Write a Synopsis

If you plan on traditionally publishing your novel, you will need several other materials in addition to your  novel when starting to query. One of those items is a synopsis. What exactly is a synopsis, why is it an important marketing item, and how can you make yours the best it can be? Let’s dive in!

1, 2, 3, Activate: The Secret To Writing Setting

Setting is not just a place in which characters are pinned down to keep them from floating off into the ether. And writing setting should not be a static description of the characters’ surroundings. If you want your setting to help forward the plot, reveal character, convey mood, or any number of other narrative functions it can perform, you need to activate it. Here are some ideas that will keep your setting from amounting to mere backdrop or scenery.