- Nov 23, 2020
I can try and mimic a book jacket all day long, but there seems to be a different vibe to online serials. So what works online?
There’s 3 things I usually give a sense for when I write a synopsis:I can try and mimic a book jacket all day long, but there seems to be a different vibe to online serials. So what works online?
I'm jealous how you can write like that. I guess that's the perks of native english... Or perhaps I'm wrong? Anyway, I just want to say advance merry Christmas!!!There’s 3 things I usually give a sense for when I write a synopsis:
And the tone.
It’s tricky, but I usually go with the motto of ‘short and sweet.’ Attention spans are abysmal, so don’t write paragraphs upon paragraphs.
I usually introduce the MC in the first sentence, then roll on with everything else. A quick example right now is something like this:
Jasmine was a bit of a nutcase. Wandering at night, she shot a man dead. Opening her eyes, she finds herself trapped in a death game. Escape or kill? Obviously, she chose the latter. To satiate her madness, maybe she might get to the bottom of things and kill whatever game masters existed and unwittingly free those trapped with her.
(It’s not an actual story I plan to write so anyone can steal the idea if they wish to.)
I came from a country where English was basically a secondary language. Though I sucked at it till I actually came to the U.S and started writing. So you’re not entirely wrong.I'm jealous how you can write like that. I guess that's the perks of native english... Or perhaps I'm wrong? Anyway, I just want to say advance merry Christmas!!!
Dont be so info dumpy. I hate that. Also dont just tell me shit. Paint a picture for me. Talk to me. Preferably in a fun and casual way.I can try and mimic a book jacket all day long, but there seems to be a different vibe to online serials. So what works online?
Now see I like it cuz it's fairly short, tells me a lot about the MC, the world, and how the story is generally gonna go. With the MC trying to survive all the women drawn to his natural Chad aura. Lol. Anyway this all just means to I like when a synopsis gets personal with me and kinda has fun. Is a bit humorous.Aiden Alexander Maddox was never what you'd call a 'good guy'. With his hobbies including, but not limited to, clubbing, drinking, fighting, doing drugs, and occasionally accidentally seducing another man's wife and snorting said drugs off their asses, he was far from perfect. But being punted into an alternate universe after dying and told by a mysterious biker gang-looking 'Angel' that he's got to assume a new name--not to mention a new body--and live in a completely alien world full of 'roided up super teens with powers straight out of a novel... well, it's hard to say he deserved all that.
The worst part? Trying to survive the women. Old habits die hard. Sadly, he dies quite easily
This is interesting, and if it were a genre I was interested in, might make me interested. Not a genre I am interested in, though.In a modern world where the four elements (no, not those elements; don't stop reading yet) are controlled by the select few born with the gift, seventeen-year-old Joshua Rasgard is horribly, painfully normal. And that’s not changing. No really. He survives by his wit and acute knowledge of how adventures should go, unlike his younger brother Kael who would rather disintegrate his problems to ash.
Together, they're on a globe spanning treasure hunt that is about to take a dark turn. While hunting for clues, Joshua decides to rescue an ex-superpowered-assassin named Gianna. Doing so puts a target on all of their backs and thrusts them into a global conflict not unrelated to the treasure hunt.
The one thing Joshua knows, is that he is out of his element.