Three Items Writers Hate to Write    

Mae Clair has a very handy post today on Story Empire. Confused about writing a synopsis versus a blurb? Wondering how long a logline should be? Mae gives some excellent tips on these topics, and I highly recommend you head on over to check out her post. You’ll be glad you did, and will surely want to pass it along so others can take a look, too. Thanks, and thanks to Mae for explaining the differences in what each of these requires! Super post! 🙂

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Hi, SEers! Mae here with you today. Thanks for joining me as I ruminate over three items writers hate to write. Seems odd, doesn’t it?

Most of the time, we love to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and let inspiration fly. But, if you’re like me, there are several writing tasks that make you groan. Let’s take a quick look at each.

I love writing the synopsis for my novel—said no author ever.

Exhausted female writer with head down on desk, laptop open, tablet nearby
Well, maybe that’s too harsh. Some authors write the synopsis before the manuscript, so they know exactly what journey their characters are going to take. Not me. For most of us, writing a synopsis after completing a 50K-90K novel is sheer torture. I’ll be the first to raise my hand and admit the mere thought gives me a pounding headache. To make it easier, I keep the following in mind:


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8 thoughts on “Three Items Writers Hate to Write    

  1. The other day I could not think of the answer to a crossword clue – the answer was synopsis and I knew it was that thing all writers hate, but the word would not enter my brain – strange when you think of the hours writers spend with the word hanging over them like a black cloud.

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