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The Golden Heart Part 4: Sliding Across the Finish Line with Your Synopsis

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Hi!

The last day to submit your Golden Heart entries and complete your edits is Dec. 13th at 5:00 p.m. CST. 

 Good luck!

~ Jillian

 

P.S. The Golden Heart posts will continue Jan.-Mar. 2014. To follow my blog, click here or on the link at the end of this post. Thanks!

 

Links to Synopsis Methods:

The Writers Write
http://writerswrite1.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/how-to-write-a-one-page-synopsis/

Tia Nevitt
http://tianevitt.com/2011/01/25/my-six-paragraph-synopsis-method/

Hope Ramsay  The Seven Paragraph Synopsis (Ignore link description.)
http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/writing-comedy/

Deborah Hale What to pack in your short synopsis
http://www.deborahhale.com/suitcase.htm

Shannon Donnelly 12-step checklist sexy synopsis
http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/a-sexy-synopsis/

Links to Revising / Editing Your Synopsis:

 Writers Relief on Common Mistakes
http://www.writersrelief.com/blog/2013/01/5-common-synopsis-mistakes-that-fiction-writers-make/

Romance Writers of Australia Selling Synopsis Score Sheet
http://www.romanceaustralia.com/p/112/Selling-Synopsis (Scroll down  & click Sample scoresheet)

Links to Related Posts in the Golden Heart Series:  

Golden Heart Part 1:  Judging the Contest

Golden Heart Part 2: Entering the Contest

Golden Heart Part 3: T’is the Season to Sparkle and Shine

Future Posts in the Golden Heart Series:

Jan. – Mar. 2014    Click here to Follow Blog Via Email

What’s the status of your entry / synopsis?

The Golden Heart Part 3: T’is the Season to Sparkle and Shine

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14 Links to Help You Polish Your Entry:

Brian A. Kelms’s 25 ways to improve your writing
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/25-ways-to-improve-your-writing-in-30-minutes-a-day

Fae Rowan on ways to spark your writing
http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/seven-ways-to-spark-your-writing-with-golden-lines/

Jami Gold on storytelling
http://jamigold.com/2013/04/why-is-storytelling-ability-so-important/

Joanna Bourne’s posts on writing techniques
http://jobourne.blogspot.com/search/label/Technical%20Topics

Shannon Donnelly on dialogue:
http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/writer-strong-is-your-dialog-doing-double-duty/

Jane Friedman on openings
http://janefriedman.com/2013/08/30/pitfalls-in-story-openings/

Chuck Sambuchino on openings
http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/2013/09/11/how-to-start-your-novel/

Kara Lennox’s series on fixing plots
http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/?s=kara+lennox+plot+fix

Janice Hardy’s guest blog on solving writing problems
http://jamigold.com/2013/10/4-tips-to-solve-99-of-your-writing-problems/

Laura Griffin on page turners
http://romanceuniversity.org/2012/03/29/keep-them-turning-the-pages-by-laura-griffin/

Alicia Rasley on pacing
http://www.aliciarasley.com/index.php/q-a-help-i-need-the-secret-tricks-of-pacing-free/

Hope Ramsay on saggy middles
http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/writing-to-the-middle/

K.M. Weiland on self-editing
http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2013/06/how-i-self-edit-my-novels-15-steps-from.html

Mary Keeley’s post on checking your manuscript
http://www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/is-your-manuscript-ready-to-submit/

Related Posts in the Golden Heart Series:

Golden Heart Part 1: Judging the Contest

Golden Heart Part 2: Entering the Contest

Future Posts in the Golden Heart Series:

Dec. 2013-Mar. 2014    Click here to follow my blog.

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