1. Melissa Haffner

    Lori, no wonder it took me a while to do the synopsis, I need to use the left side more. Thanks for the info.

  2. That is what most authors do, Mel. They think of their book as a whole and try to put the whole thing in the synopsis. I taught a class on this this weekend and we discussed plot points for To Kill A Mockingbird. I pointed out you could leave Boo out of the synopsis although he is certainly a part of the book. Instead you could just concentrate on the points involving Atticus and Tom Robinson. Especially for a short synopsis, it would keep the plot clean and it would still make you want to read that book! (The whole point of a synopsis.) Now for a longer one, I would probably but Boo in. He is part of Scout’s arc. But the meat is about the trial, etc.

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