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3-Step Sneaky Synopsis

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Your story is 80,000 or more words, crafted, honed, and polished. Now you want to send it out on the contest circuit or off to the hands of an agent or editor. You need to attach the dreaded synopsis. But how do you distill all those words to less than 1,000 for a synopsis?

To prepare for this in-person, hands-on workshop, please add one sentence to the beginning of each scene that states the action of the scene and its outcome. Yes, this seems like you’ve done the work, but this is only the beginning.

During class, you will learn to use the power of Microsoft Word to create a synopsis in three sneaky steps. Then we’ll review the rules for writing a synopsis and see if your new creation will catch the attention of judges, agents, and editors.

Charge up your laptop or tablet and bring it, and the power cord, along!


Joan has worked with most versions of MS Word, creating user documents with all the bells and whistles. When she began writing fiction, MS Word was the easy part.

After releasing her third title, writing under the pseudonym Joan Leacott, Joan put her newly-honed formatting skills to use for her friends and Woven Red Author Services was born. In July 2017, Joan released an expanded online version of her well-respected course Mastering Word for Fiction Writers.

Ms. Leacott is a member of the Romance Writers of America. Her home chapter is in Toronto, and she belongs to a number of online groups.

Joan Leacott writes, and proudly self-publishes, contemporary multi-generational novels featuring the lives, loves, and scandals of small-town Clarence Bay, Canada.

Check out Joan’s books at www.JoanLeacott.ca, and her formatting and educational services at www.WovenRed.ca.



June 9
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Northern District Library, Gwen Liu Meeting Room
40 Orchard View Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B9 Canada
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