As I get close to the finish line, I’m starting to think about writing the synopsis. A lot of writers dread them because they can be difficult to write. One of the techniques I plan to use involves a spreadsheet. First, I list all the chapter numbers. Then I identify the story-related thing that happens in the chapter and summarize it in a few sentences next to the corresponding chapter number.
Once I go to the writing of the synopsis, I’ll start merging them together, refining the words, and shortening it.
I’m considering using this with a first draft, too, to help me keep track of the chapters. I think hunting for deleted scenes in the backups is still going to be messy.
Wordage report: 1,000 words (4 pages) for MAGIC STUD.