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What does a 3 line synopsis look like?

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Shakey15000 Wed 11-Nov-15 08:16:35

To submit to an agent? Could someone give me an example? I have googled but am still a bit unclear. It's for a children's book which would be part of a series, with illustrations and a moral tale in each one if that helps? Thanks

Verbena37 Wed 11-Nov-15 09:28:12

Does this help at all?
There is a comment with a three line pitch I think......
blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/05/one-sentence-one-paragraph-and-two.html

Verbena37 Wed 11-Nov-15 09:29:58

or this?

MissBattleaxe Wed 11-Nov-15 10:19:41

Write it as if its the blurb. Imagine someone taking it off the shelf and glancing at it. What's your USP? They only have 2 seconds to be persuaded.

Why not practice writing 3 sentence blurbs for books you already know?

Harry Potter has magical powers, but is only just finding out what they can do. When he starts school at Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, he finds as many enemies as he does friends...

You get the idea. Good luck!

Shakey15000 Wed 11-Nov-15 10:27:02

Thanks Verbena37 those links were helpful thanks

Nightjar1 Wed 04-Sep-19 17:28:17

Hi Shakey, I appreciate that this is an old thread but did you manage to write your 3 line synopsis - or as anyone else who wouldn't mind sharing it?

IndefatigableMouse Thu 05-Sep-19 15:04:52

I have four sentences in the cover letter I've written to go out to agents. I'm resisting cutting it any further :D. But I would if they specify a certain amount. I've also been trying to cut it down for #pitmad on Twitter today (it's mostly American though so not sure what's the point) and have two and three sentence versions for that.

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