I'm struggling with writing a one page synopsis for my novel. For anyone out there who has never tried to do this, you're probably asking yourself: One page? What's the big deal? How hard can that be?
Imagine having to strip away 200+ pages of complex plot and emotional layers, characters you love and characters you love to hate, scenes that makes you laugh out loud, an ending that makes you weep with its "rightness" until all that's left is one page - one strong, solid spine of a story.
A worthy endeavor? Absolutely. An excruciating one? Absolutely.
And that's not even counting the formatting dilemma. Should characters' names be in all caps the first time they're introduced? Should a one page synopsis be block paragraphs, single spaced with double spacing between paragraphs? The writing books on my shelf say yes but are they outdated? The blogs I've searched don't say much about formatting. Is worrying about the format outdated as well?
I'd welcome any and all advice on writing a synopsis. (I'd also welcome chocolate cupcakes, but I digress.)