Margaret Mayo, Romance Author


Plots again

You would think that after writing for all these years that I’d be able to write a synopsis easily. The truth is, I can’t. I’ve always written ‘into the mist’ and I find having to plot out the whole story beforehand is a time consuming and frustrating experience.

I keep reading about how other authors write their synopses, and Nicola Marsh’s method which she blogged about last week was excellent. As was one by Heidi Rice some time ago. So why can’t I do it?

I guess I’m more interested in writing than plotting.

Does anyone else struggle with synopses or is it just me?

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4 Responses to “Plots again”

  • Lacey Devlin says:

    Me! I do! And I could name at least five others off the top of my head 🙂 You're in good company!

  • Margaret Mayo says:

    Thank goodness for that, Lacey. I was beginning to think I was one apart.

  • Donna Alward says:

    You are so not one apart, Margaret. I find writing a synopsis before writing the book one of the hardest parts of the job. So many of the emotional layers and motivations come with the writing of it…

    Michelle Styles sent me over as I've been similarly challenged lately! LOL

  • Margaret Mayo says:

    Donna, thanks for your comments. I've had this recent synopsis torn apart so many times that it is now nothing more than a skeleton. I'm simply going to write into the mist once again and keep my fingers crossed.


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