Well, here we are at Camp NaNo, and one of the first tasks that I set myself was to write a synopsis of the story that I had in mind and to post it on the CampNaNoWriMo website.
And I was reminded once more of how tricky it can be to do a good job of summing up a good size story in a bite sized blip.
Writing a synopsis is Hard! It’s fairly easy to tell a story if I can have all the time, and the energy an the words I want to spin my tale, but distilling a complex story down to its most essential elements, without getting too serious or pompous or mechanical is a hard thing and you have to make sure when you focus that you’re focusing on the genuine heart of the story, or your flawed filter can send you off on a trip in the wrong direction and leaves your story vaguely unsatisfying without your being able to figure out why
I spent three days, in between pounding out the words of the story, before I finally got to a synopsis that I think will lead me the right direction into my story and tell readers about where we are going…
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