The paperback version of my crash course is finally available. The paperback contains revised and expanded versions of my articles in addition to bonus materials that include real-life samples of editor rejection and revision letters.
*******See what others are saying about the course ********
From an editor...
"Thank you so much for reiterating the things we've all been trying to tell writers all along..."
From an author...
"I'm a published author who has sweat her way through one synopsis after the other. I wish I had seen this years ago."
From writers just like you....
"This whole thing about queries is really good. I learned much in a short time; you delivered what I needed. And so, Cynthea, I love you..".
"I've thought about picture books as needing a rhythm, but you spelled it out in a way that had never completely gelled in my mind before."
"Your description of what a synopsis entails is one of the clearest I've seen. You make it seem doable. THAT I like."
"The conversational style of your articles make them easy to understand and a joy to read. You are a goldmine for writers old and new!"
"Thanks for the very interesting tips...the 1/5-3/5-1/5th rule makes perfect sense, just never thought of it that way. You've made the basics for a picture book into a nice little package...exactly what I need!"
"OOH, C. This is very, very good."
"This [article] saved my life. I am not kidding. I was in utter despair yesterday, thinking I could not possibly boil my...manuscript down to a single page synopsis, and finding none of the advice I'd read on the subject to be at all encouraging and helpful. Then I found this article and you made it so clear, so simple, and so delightfully bunny -- I mean, funny -- that all my anxiety flew out the window and before I knew it, I had sat down and hammered out a five-paragraph, exactly one page synopsis that captures all the important details of the main plot but doesn't waste time on digressions. You enabled me to see the "backbone" of my story more clearly than ever before, and I can't tell you how grateful I am...Thank you so very, very much."
"This exactly what I've been looking for. I need to write a synopsis and was needing some direction. Your example really helped me to understand the need of the intro, then building, then resolving the story. Excellent."