Here are some strong openers for memoirs that kick the reader straight into the story. Do you have a favourite one? Share it in the comments below
I love this below list of plots and they do ring true. Find your own plot below: The list below is from 20 Master Plots & How to Build Them (Ronald Tobias 1993). See if you can identify your plot in one of these. It may give you focus. It may give clarity to a story goal you are battling to lock down.
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Writing a book synopsis can be even tougher than writing your entire manuscript. Or it certainly feels that way. The reason is that it is often done after the fact, when you just want the book over.
But there’s no escape –in order to send off your book you HAVE to write one. In fact a good synopsis sells your book. This is what you will send a publisher. Remember you DO NOT send a publisher your entire book. You only send a query letter and a synopsis (and sometimes the first three chapters). So you are going to have to put a lot of time into this one document.
Here is a guideline to help.
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