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Be Fearless: Appeal to Your Critique Pals

      On my way toward the "e publishing" finish line, the requirement to write a 'synopsis' and a 'summary' of my book stalled my progress.  You would think these task would be easy,  especially after working for months sharpening my verbs, enhancing and adding dimension to my characters, and authenticating and burnishing the scenes of my book. Yet, day after day, draft after draft, frustration prevailed. What is a Synopsis? The synopsis shows how the  plot, theme, characterization, and setting converge to form the big picture. This document  " needs to be concise, compelling and complete, all at the same time."  (D. Matriccino, Writers Digest, February 1, 2010.) Read about writing a Synopsis .  What is a Summary? Book store buyers, agents, and editors are the summary's audience. Finding information on writing a summary for a novel is difficult. Few writers blogs about it, or haven't used a label to identify their experiences or