Winning Synopsis

Ask any publisher or producer – it’s your logline and synopsis that determines whether your book or script gets read, but the process of writing a scintillating summary of your work is difficult. Nowadays, writing coaches ask writers to draft a logline and synopsis before they start work, as it helps to anchor the writing process. Whether you’re starting or finishing your writing, come learn the art and science of synopsis writing.

Course Outline
The science behind logline and synopsis writing, including present tense, third person, who/what/where/when/why and how.
The art behind logline and synopsis writing – how to weave words in a way to wow your publisher or producer.
The holy grail – merging the art and science of synopsis writing to capture the essence and soul of your work, whilst illuminating your ‘point of difference’.

You will have all afternoon to work on your own logline and synopsis, including workshopping ideas with others in a relaxed, supportive and confidential setting.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, students should be able to -
1. Evaluate the best way to capture their new or semi-completed work in a logline and synopsis and use these to anchor future writing.
2. Evaluate the best way to summarise their completed story in a logline and synopsis and pitch/sell this to a publisher/producer.
3. Leave the classroom with a completed logline and synopsis for at least one of their current writing projects.
4. Make use of a current list of publishers, self-publishers and producers.

About the Tutor:
Karen has a Bachelor of Psychology Degree with Honours and a Certificate IV in Training and Workplace Assessment. She has written in both technical and creative fields and is a member of the Australian Writers' Guild (AWG). Five years ago, Karen set up the Writers' Boot Camp in Otford to help procrastinating writers and three years ago she started running sessions at WEA Illawarra, WEA Sydney and other local community colleges.

Please note:
All courses need a minimum number of students to run. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed. For your convenience information about class cancellations or changes are made initially via email and SMS, please ensure these details are correct.

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