I recently put together a Synopsis Worksheet that will guide you through the process of writing a synopsis.
The best part is that you don't need a full completed manuscript to use the worksheet--just a general idea of your characters and storyline.
The worksheet is available as a .pdf file download for only $5.
In case you were wavering about whether to buy it or not, here are a few endorsements from happy clients who used the worksheet in my recent Synopsis writing class:
Camy Tang has a unique gift for guiding you through the process of putting together a synopsis. Her great insight helps you wrap up the main ideas step by step. I love the way she ensures you have a strong spiritual or internal arc in your synopsis. I can’t say enough good about her Synopsis Worksheet. You can’t go wrong with it.
Debbie Lynne Costello
Camy's Synopsis Worksheet was just the tool I needed! I dreaded writing my most recent synopsis— summarizing a 95,000 word novel into a few short pages? Aah! But Camy's worksheet gave me a good format to follow, and now I have a synopsis that actually makes sense! If you're thinking about getting Camy's Synopsis Worksheet, stop thinking. Just get it.
I was in the process of writing a synopsis for my manuscript when Camy announced she was teaching a workshop using her Synopsis Worksheet. Each assignment taught me how to revise and rewrite my two page synopsis. I now cringe with embarrassment when I read the wordy three pages I almost sent to a publisher. Thank you, Camy.
Story Sensei's Synopsis Writing Worksheet swept away any intimidation I had about writing a synopsis. The worksheet went far and beyond the inexpensive cost, providing excellent jumpstarters and a valuable writing resource. I'm looking forward to future worksheets.
Camy's synopsis worksheet is easy and fun to follow. It made me think about where my book is headed and how to best translate that on paper. Camy uses examples from her own book, which is an incredible help. Her worksheet showed me how to construct an efficient and interesting synopsis without getting bogged down in unnecessary details.
Dear Camy, I wanted to let you know what a blessing your synopsis worksheet has been. I loved writing my story, even enjoyed the rewrites as I saw it improve, but I hated writing the synopsis. I read everything I could about the subject, but nothing really helped until I did your worksheet step by step. What a relief! It should be called Help for the Synopsis Impaired! I've used it for both of my books now.
I've recommended it to my critique group and will continue to do so for others.
Thank you so much,
I would recommend Camy's Synopsis Worksheet to anyone preparing to submit to an editor or agent, or to anyone trying to pitch at a conference. I was unsure about whether I needed the worksheet or not, but for such a great price, I decided to sign up. What a brilliant decision! As a direct result of Camy's easy to follow writing exercises in the worksheet, and implementing the lessons therein, I received three requests for my manuscript at the 2008 ACFW Annual Conference.
I wholeheartedly recommend Camy's Synopsis Worksheet.
Even as a multi-published author, I struggle with writing a clear, concise synopsis. I recently used Camy Tang's Synopsis Worksheet and found it to be the most helpful resource for synopsis writing. I highly recommend this worksheet for authors at any stage of the game, whether aspiring or multi-published.