Publishing 101: The Synopsis

Learn how to craft a small but perfectly formed synopsis and impress prospective agents

You think you’ve done the hard part by writing a book, but landing an agent is the next big hurdle to leap over. Writers’ HQ’s online synopsis writing course will help you prepare for sending your manuscript out into the big wide world of publishing.

A kickass synopsis shows an agent you can plan and execute a super tight plot. But reducing a whole manuscript into just a few pages of story summary can be a reet pain in the backside...

Learn how to craft a small but perfectly formed synopsis and impress prospective agents with your summarising prowess.

AIMS

Work out how to best present your story in synopsis form, from logistics and structure to characterisation and narrative voice - with a whole bunch of tips and tricks to suit every writing style.

OUTCOME

A succinct, comprehensive synopsis that perfectly sums up your plot and makes you look like a proper professional writer person.

ALSO

Get feedback and support from our lovely little online community to help you through the query writing process.

PLUS

Get the whole whammy of publishing advice with our companion courses: The Query and Find an Agent 

Love for Publishing 101

Angela Watt

Does what it says on the tin.

I really enjoyed this course. It got to the nub of what's required and enabled me to keep focussed on what's important. I thought the section which discusses the different approaches to writing a synopsis were super helpful. I'd highly recommend it.