Synopses and sex (horse sex that is) 4


Just got back after a long day in TO (That’s a local shortform for Toronto, for you non-Canucks) And though it was long, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day. First the TRW meeting where Claire Delacroix talked about how to write synopsis – something I haven’t tackled yet but know I soon must. And boy, was that ever eyeopening. She handed out a sample synopsis which I thought was pretty danged good. And then she spent the next hour or so telling us everything that was wrong with it. (I took about four pages of notes just from that.)

And then the critique group I’m a member of went over to a restaurant across the way and spent the next 3 hours just chatting – it was our first face-to-face meeting and may I say, I am impressed, as always, with the talent and the personalities of the group. I was honoured to have met them all.

And if you want a laugh for today, check out Blue Sue‘s blog – she breeds Arabian horses and tries to post topics that give details that a writer can use when writing about their hero’s (or heroine’s) horses – those interesting tidbits that make your writing more realistic.

Now I must admit I have fueled a few of her posts with my questions about horses, but I did NOT ask any questions that inspired today’s column! Today’s post is definitely one about romance – but not on the human side. If you have a delicate constitution, you probably won’t to visit, but you’ll learn just why we use the phrase ‘hung like a horse!’


4 thoughts on “Synopses and sex (horse sex that is)

  • Sue L

    LOL!! You should have claimed that one 😉 – but, yeah, you’d be surprised how often that comes up … (pun intended!)

    Good news about your group meeting. My life has been so crazy lately, I’ve been missing many of my local group meetings and I really miss the f2f interaction.

    Synopsis are tough, and so are queries. I think it’s easier to write the durn 100k word book than of those two little monsters

    Sue L

  • Amy Ruttan

    Thanks for both the birthday wishes. I wish I could have met with you guys after the meeting. Maybe next time.

  • Wylie Kinson

    It really was a great talk! Of course, I came home and had to rewrite HUGE sections of my wip…

  • Leah Braemel

    Sue – I’m finding just how tough they can be. And to think that once you’re published that’s how you have to sell your book before you even start to write it! Ouch!

    Amy – hope your birthday was indeed a happy one. 29 was almost two decades ago for me and I’ve forgotten what it’s like.

    Wylie – same here – I’ve been rewriting, or at least attempting too as well.

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