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"Crafting an Effective Novel Synopsis" with Richard Santos

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Writers' League of Texas Offices
611 S. Congress Ave., Ste, 200 A-3
Austin, TX 78704

10/15/2019 From 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This class has sold out.

$99 for members (members only) 

Are you struggling to write a novel synopsis to send to potential agents? 

In this special evening intensive class, you will learn the necessary components of a novel synopsis in the classroom component, and then work on your own synopsis in the lab component. Students will leave the class with a draft or revision of a synopsis for their writing project. 

Prior to the class, each student will send the following to the instructor:
  1. Two-page synopsis draft for your writing project
  2. Your author bio.
If you don't have any or all of these things, you can still attend the class, but we do urge you to send in what you can in order to have a richer experience.
Sign up soon (current members only!), as registration will be strictly capped at 10.  

  • You want to learn strategies for writing effective novel synopses.
  • You want feedback on your own synopsis.

Richard Z. Santos is the author of the forthcoming novel Trust Me. He has an MFA from Texas State University. His fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared in multiple publications including The Morning News, The Texas Observer, The San Antonio Express News, The Rumpus, and many more. He is a regular reviewer and features writer for Kirkus Reviews. Authors he has interviewed include David Mitchell, Sandra Cisneros, James McBride, Daniel Alarcon, Kevin Powers, and others. He moderates panels for the Writer’s League and the Texas Book Festival.


Writers' League of Texas offices, 611 S. Congress Ave., Ste, 200 A-3, Austin, TX 78704



$99 members (members only)

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