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Michelle Somers

Michelle Somers is a professional killer and matchmaker, a storyteller and a romantic. Words are her power and her passion. Her heroes and heroines always get their happy ever after, but she'll put them through one hell of a journey to get there. 

Her debut novel Lethal in Love won the Romance Writers of Australia’s Valerie Parv Award before publication, then went on to win Romantic Book of the Year in 2016. The sequel, Murder Most Unusual, was released in 2017. The first in her non-fiction Simply Writing Series, Simply Synopsis, was born soon after. Her vision? To demystify the process of synopsis creation. 

Michelle lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her real life hero and three little heroes in the making. And Emerald, a black furry feline who thinks she’s a dog.

Presenting

Learn how to construct an engaging and fresh synopsis containing all vital information while hooking the reader and maintaining tension and emotion.

SIMPLY SYNOPSIS formulates the building blocks of the synopsis—the orientation, the major turning points, the resolution and the conclusion—piecing them together in a way that is engaging and exciting for the reader. It covers tone, vocabulary, point of view and pacing. It looks at backstory—how and where does this fit in? Secondary characters and secondary plots—yes or no? World-building—how much is enough?


The SIMPLY SYNOPSIS strategy is simple and straightforward, a step-by-step process that makes the daunting task of synopsis creation much less daunting.


At the end of this workshop, each participant will have an in-depth understanding of the building blocks they must use to craft a synopsis that captivates and sells.