Sunday, July 01, 2007
MORE ON HOOKS...SYNOPSES...LOG LINES...PITCHES..."WHAT IS YOUR BOOK ABOUT" RESPONSES...
Do you give the ending away in your synopsis or don't you? That is the question.
My own personal-without-merit-opinion is no.
But that is subjective.
I see this circular argument on ALL writing/querying message boards. BUT. BUT. BUT.
I hear you say. OK. I could be wrong. (but I don't think I am)
I wanted an agent to read my full manuscript when I was querying. I told enough to get them interested but not too much.
What do you think?
By the way.
I felt so so so sorry for poor manic mom. She sounded so excited I put her out of her misery and....(drum roll) AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY OF THE REAL DEAL LOTTERY is on its way to her.
I emailed her back telling her this as she was SO dutiful to ask to be on my mailing list.
This was my top secret contest NOBODY knew about -- not even me at first.
MYA HA HA.....
Her responsibility is to give a play by play description of her waiting for LOTTERY...opening up the package...and her emotions as she reads...and then? A review.
GIVING NOTHING OF THE PLOT AWAY.
cuz yanno there ARE surprises...
So commenters I'm loving these contest suggestions...
Keep em coming.
Let's talk about these pesky synopsis/hooks.