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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:40 am

Well still, thats great praise though, at least it wasn't an outright no or anything like that!

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:29 pm

Congratulations on the praise. It's clear that means you're on the right track, only you need to find the right agent.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:37 pm

yep so i'm waiting on four more ...no five more replies and i'm fixing up my synopsis {i hate you synopsis} right now for a new query ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:47 pm

Lol good luck with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:30 am

I really do hate synopsises v.v i am a detail fanatic, i like live with detail and synopsises come in with a shotgun ready to shoot my brain out v.v

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:13 pm

Hehe. Here's a tip: Write everything in detail. Word has a feature which condenses stuff for you. Use it. THEN edit it adding stuff it shouldn't have left out. Voila - your ready-made synopsis.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:47 am

haha if i write in detail it'll be as long as my novel ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:49 am

Easy - use the Word Summary feature on the novel. I think you can even choose the percentage of reduction. That is, if you want the summary to be 50%/more/less of the original.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:21 pm

I finished it wooo! its sooo long though but oh well its in the limit
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:02 pm

Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:06 pm

Now you need to make sure that's as good as it can be, too!

When you say you are writing a summary, is this a synopsis? I can't remember if they are the same thing.

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:11 pm

I think the summary is shorter, just describes the plot and characters, while synopsis is longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:53 pm

I see, in which case, it probably needs a lot more polishing and playing with than a synopsis!

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:56 pm

Yeah, I'd rather write a synopsis than a summary. There's also the abstract (one page max) and the blurb (1-2 paragraphs).
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:10 pm

ick one page ick ick hahah ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:53 pm

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Easy - use the Word Summary feature on the novel. I think you can even choose the percentage of reduction. That is, if you want the summary to be 50%/more/less of the original.

D: That's weird. I tried using it and it just highlighted the exact first half of my summary. ><;
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:35 pm

I just like writing my own, ya know, using my own skills. Its good practice too ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:57 pm

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ReNu wrote:
Easy - use the Word Summary feature on the novel. I think you can even choose the percentage of reduction. That is, if you want the summary to be 50%/more/less of the original.

D: That's weird. I tried using it and it just highlighted the exact first half of my summary. ><;

There are four choices of what to retain and what to leave. I've forgotten which one I pick all the time, but mostly, I get only the important stuff highlighted. Careful though - if there are examples/names/figures, it ALWAYS picks them.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I?   Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:32 pm

In my experience, what my editor wants from a synopsis is more than just a summary of the plot - though that is a big part of it, admittedly. It also has to give an idea of character and character development, and of the underlying themes of the novel.

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