I’ve been practicing an exercise this week where I write the synopsis of a novel idea in about 20 words, then expand it to 50, then 150, then 250. I’m planning to rewrite the romance novel I penned during my second year of uni and release it as an ebook, hopefully sometime between Christmas and my birthday, and this has been amazingly useful for working out where I want to take the story during the rewrite.
Synopses I’ve written this week:
A woman turns her neat life upside down when she begins a relationship with her AI companion.
A young journalist has a fling with an older man; meanwhile he investigates the dormant case of a mysterious conman.
Alcoholic woman goes to rehab and deals with her recovery and the death of her husband through an imaginary noir universe.
Two power-hungry women go on a quest across the galaxy to find their hearts’ desires.
In neo-Industrial Manchester, a Private Eye finds herself caught up between a heartbroken mayor and a dangerous femme fatale in a race to solve a string of murders and find a priceless missing diamond.
And, at some point, I’ll write them all 😀 (well, technically, I already wrote two of them…)