The Hardest Part

19 Jan

What is the hardest part of writing a story for you?

I have no problem rattling off a story, beginning a new novel and having an ending in mind (even if the middle is a bit muddled). I’m fairly good with editing, grammar, spelling, all that jazz. Motivations, themes, character development, that’s all cool with me.

Then someone asks me what my novel is about and I’m like:


This is even a problem I have when someone asks me what the book I’m reading is about. For example, my response to a coworker asking what David Dalglish’s “A Dance of Chaos” was about was the eloquent, “Killing and shit,” when it reality it’s about the corruption of a city and its underworld full of thieves and assassins with a bit of magic thrown in. The main character reminds me of Batman without his rule against killing.

Does anyone have a foolproof way to writing a synopsis or a simple summary of one’s novel? Or is this the type of problem that only a few of us have?


Posted by on January 19, 2016 in Home


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3 responses to “The Hardest Part

  1. Skye Hegyes

    January 19, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I have a hard time writing stories once I’ve planned them. I can see the whole thing in my head. I can outline thwm to a T. Afterward, I seem to lose interest.

    I am also decent at writing a three-to-five-sentence blurb for a novel if I havr a general idea of what I’m writing.

    As for a synopsis… someone once told me to write down the main idea of each chapter of your novel in order to create your synopsis, making sure you introduce your main characters and plot(s). It certainly worked for Puck’s Choice, which was accepted woth Cedar Loft Publishing based on its synopsis.

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    • Kris P.

      January 19, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      Definitely some great advice! I’ll have to try that. 🙂

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  2. Rachel

    January 21, 2016 at 6:05 am

    I hate writing summaries. I’m never any good at them, either.

    Liked by 1 person


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