Monday, October 9, 2017

Madison leads Nov. 4 workshop on “Crafting a Successful Synopsis”

You dread them. I dread them: the synopsis.

To most writers, completing a synopsis is more painful than writing the manuscript itself. But, never fear, with a few simple rules in hand, anyone can write a successful synopsis, said author Shawntelle Madison.

Her “Crafting a Successful Synopsis” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 4, at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd., St. Louis, MO  63131. It is free to St. Louis Writers Guild members; $5 for nonmembers.

“In this workshop, we will also examine successful synopses and breakdown their parts based on the aforementioned rules and tips,” she said. “I look forward to meeting you and helping you craft your next synopsis.”

Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detasseling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs—from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular day when she’s not surgically attached to her computer, she can be found watching cheesy horror movies or the latest action-packed anime. She lives in Missouri with her husband and children.

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