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Seeking advice

The local library has a "writer in residence" program, which includes the writer giving feedback on fiction (including 20-page novel excerpts).

To submit my excerpt for review, I have to include a plot summary.

How much detail do you think I should include in the plot summary? Should I write a couple of paragraphs with the most major plot points (such as turning points & conclusion)? Or an outline with a sentence or two on each scene (I have about 50 scenes)? Somthing in between?

Thank you for your advice!

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baggyk
May. 3rd, 2005 05:29 am (UTC)
As long as the summary is not longer than one page, you should be fine with whichever style you go with.
mmarques
May. 3rd, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your advice. I used bullet points to highlight the major plot points. A major subplot got relegated to one sentence.
jez_e_bel
May. 3rd, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
I'd probably do a brief 1-2 page synopsis just summing up your story arc...
mmarques
May. 3rd, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your advice. I was motivated to keep it less than a page, to fit it on the cover page.
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