Category Archives: How to write a Synopsis

Tips from a synopsis clinic.

Writing a good synopsis is hard. You can make it easier on yourself by getting other people to read it and comment on it. There was a special Dramatists Guild meeting here in Seattle on November 6. Our rep, Duane … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #8: a shorter synopsis

Creating a logline A playwright friend of mine who read my synopsis sent me a checklist for making a shorter, “teaser” synopsis. It goes like this: CHECKLIST FOR YOUR LOGLINE  Reveal the star’s SITUATION  Reveal the important COMPLICATIONS  Describe the … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #5: the synopsis

How to help people care I re-read the latest version of my synopsis, and I realized it was still dry and unemotional. So I added some emotion words. I’ve put them in bold below. In Prohibition-era, rural Washington State, Sister … Continue reading

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