Write Your Novel Step by Step (165)
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~ Step 165 ~

Final Synopsis

It's been a while since you last revised your synopsis.  In the meantime, you have developed a tremendous quantity of new material and organized it in chapters.  The task now is to create a final synopsis that includes all of these changes.

Using your chapters as a guide for the content and flow of you novel, rewrite your most recent synopsis as needed to incorporate the essence of what your story has evolved to become.

Remember, a synopsis is not supposed to include every story element.  It is intended as a high-level description of your story’s world, who’s in it, what happens to them and what it all means.

A synopsis is more like an extended summary than a literary work or a detailed outline, so just capture the essentials.

In the next step, we’ll pull out all the stops….