My next article for Writer's Edit is about mastering the literary device of structure.
This article sat for a long time, waiting patiently on my USB, half-finished. Five or six months, I think. I considered including poetry and a couple of other structural forms but it became too complex.
Literary Devices: How to Master Structure
Image Credit: Aaron Burden
Have you ever unearthed old bits of writing, the words you smashed together five years ago? Have you got a cardboard box in the shed, full of old primary school books, the ones with handwritten stories straight out of lesson three on a Thursday?
And twenty years later you read them, wincing, gagging and shaking your head the whole way through.
Throw up Thursday. 6 December 2013.
My first ever article for Writer's Edit, Six Benefits of Self-Publishing.
Credit: Madeleine Burleson, Creative Commons
I feel that my latest article for Writer's Edit fills a space. Writing a synopsis is a popular topic for bloggers and I imagine there are some published books out there with a more complete guide. But as I searched the internet for the perfect article, I couldn't find it. There was, quite simply, no truly comprehensive post on writing a synopsis.
Some blogs focussed only on what can go wrong when you write one for the first time. Some offered a synopsis template. Some blogs gave a fantastic overview but the writing was so slapdash. There was no single article that gave me everything I needed.
So, I set out to write a clear and simple guide, a post that anyone could read and subsequently feel comfortable if they set out to write a synopsis. As much information as possible, crammed into one blog post, with links here and there.
How to Write a Killer Synopsis for Your Novel
You know when the corner of your novel's pages get bent or torn - Blog Ears.