I'm in the final stages of a novel. Would anyone care to go over the first three chapters, take a look at a synopsis of each of the 29 chapters plus Glossary, help me finalize a name and advise on how to write an overall synopsis of a complex plut in such a small allowed number of words?
I only wish it were that simple. This is a VERY complicated plot. with twists and turns, lots of suspense and sub plots. If I reduce it to 500 words, most of the suspense/subplots are missing. The best I've done so far is 800 words.
In addition to what L. replied on the dreaded synopsis, perhaps a word about your main character? If you're trying to seduce an agent with a crime novel, introducing said agent to a character that stands out from other crime-solving characters, someone the agent would want to follow. As for the invite to first three chapters, I'm willing.
Your synopsis should focus on your primary plot. You shouldn’t add all subplots to a synopsis. Also be ruthless with your prose and tighten it as much as possible. Every word should pull its weight and any strenuous words or prose should be cut.