Write Your Novel
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By Melanie Anne Phillips
Creator of StoryWeaver

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From the founder of Storymind

Man Made follows a mysterious force as it sweeps around the globe erasing anything man made - from buildings, vehicles, and technology to medicines, clothing, and dental work.

Governments stagger under the panic, religions are at a loss for an explanation, scientists strive for any means to stop or divert the phenomenon, and the world’s population from families to individuals struggle to prepare for The Event, which will drive humanity back beyond the stone age.

The Event is coming.

Are you prepared?

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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….