Writing NSW

Cooking up a Synopsis with Laurel Cohn

This workshop with Laurel Cohn will help you encapsulate your story in a way that entices readers.

Workshops & Courses

Event Details


Workshops & Courses

Event Starts

Sep 17, 2022

Event Ends

Sep 17, 2022

Most writers find writing a 500 word synopsis almost as daunting as producing an 80,000 word manuscript. But there is no way around it. If you want your work considered by a publisher, agent, commissioning editor, mentoring program or grants body, you need a synopsis.
And if you are planning on self-publishing, you still need to be able to encapsulate your story in a way that entices readers. Writing a synopsis is also a valuable developmental tool to help you understand what your story is about and what you are wanting to say.

Drawing on examples of various length synopses from writers whose work has been published, this full-day workshop with Laurel Cohn looks at the necessary ingredients of a synopsis, and works through ways to put the ingredients together to cook up a great result so that participants are well on their way to a strong draft synopsis by the end of the day.

During Cooking up a Synopsis, you will have the opportunity to workshop your own synopsis ideas during the day.


For more information visit https://writingnsw.org.au/whats-on/courses/cooking-up-a-synopsis-2/