How to Become a Successful Writer - Tip #17
17. Practice condensing.
This tip best comes in handy when you are trying to narrow down on your synopsis. I think that after writing 60,000-100,000+ words, writing the synopsis is actually the most difficult part of the process because you don’t want to give too much of the story away, but you do want to intrigue the readers enough to get them to buy your book. What do you do? I think the best way to write your synopsis is to write it out regardless of length or even spoilers...at first, and then you condense, condense, condense! Once you have everything down on paper, you are able to do back and edit it down to the perfect summary. By eliminating extraneous information, you are able to get down to the bare bones of a story and reveal what it’s really about. Remember, practice makes perfect!