from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A brief outline or general view, as of a subject or written work; an abstract or a summary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A brief summary of the major points of a written work, either as prose or as a table; an abridgment or condensation of a work.
- n. A prayer book for use by the laity of the church.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A general view, or a collection of heads or parts so arranged as to exhibit a general view of the whole; an abstract or summary of a discourse; a syllabus; a conspectus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A summary or brief statement giving a general view of some subject; a compendium of heads or short paragraphs so arranged as to afford a view of the whole or of principal parts of a matter under consideration; a conspectus.
- n. In the Gr. Ch., a prayer-book for the use of the laity, of the same character as that described under anthology, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
Last time, I let the cat out of the bag, all right: I divulged the secret that just because many different people — agents, editors, contest rule-writers, fellowship committees, etc. — use the term synopsis, it does not mean that they are necessarily all talking about an identical document.
They looked and found it, but only in synopsis from a Knight-Ridder wire thing on opinion around the country.
If the synopsis is accurate then the story behind that gorgeous cover should prove an entertaining read.
TS does not sound exciting. but a synopsis is a little helpful, ja?
* Be sure your synopsis is a accurate distillation of your story and holds together all major plot points, internal and external conflicts, and character arcs.
Not to mention I just read the synopsis is a previous post which kinda already had it in there.
This synopsis is a bit more accurate than the back cover description found on the 1991 Carrol & Graf edition of the book, which focuses on Bruce's son, Aylmer.
Well, I'm sure there are people out there that do judge books by the cover, I find reading the synopsis is a better judge.
ElBruce-your synopsis is WAY too simplistic and filled with revisionist history.
Do you know if that means that writers with no scripting experience can just submit a proposal in synopsis form, or is a script required?