Ask Daphne! About A Non-Linear Synopsis

July 29th, 2013

Time for another question for Daphne! This one comes from Erin, who writes: I’m getting to the point in my work-in-progress where I’ve started thinking about writing the synopsis, and I’m not sure where to begin. I know the basics for synopses, but the difference is that this story is told out of order. (The […]

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Ask Daphne! About Synopsis Lengths

April 29th, 2011

What other shoes could I post an image of today but Kate Middleton’s wedding heels? Lovely! But on to the questions! Eleni asked: I’ve got a 7 page synopsis in rough draft form for querying. Do I need a 7-page synopsis or is that pretty rare? I’d say that’s pretty rare. It’s certainly something that’s […]

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Guest Blog by Kater Cheek

August 23rd, 2010

Since I’m out of the office this week on vacation, I’ve turned my blog over to my clients, who wanted to share their thoughts with you on a variety of subjects. I let them have free rein because otherwise, well, just trust me, it’s for the best. Today’s post is by Kater Cheek, who lives […]

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Ask Daphne! About Format

April 21st, 2010

Double-trouble today, with our first question coming from Kathleen, who asks: When agents (such as yourself) request a certain number of pages to be included in the query email, how do they want them formatted? If an agent asks for 3 pages, does that mean 3 pages single spaced 12 point Times New Roman font? […]

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Ask Daphne! About Synopseseses

June 19th, 2009
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This “love”ly piece of art is for Meg (and is made by Penny Pickles), who writes: Hi. I’ve been looking around the web for information on this, but I keep getting different opinions. Could you tell me how long you expect a synopsis to be? Also, I saw on your website that if you like […]

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