Category Archives: The Craft of Writing

Synopsis: The Tool You Need (whether you know it or not)

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by Chris Mandeville A synopsis is a document —sometimes a paragraph, sometimes several pages— that describes your book. What could be simpler? As a writer, I know my story better than anyone and thus should have no problem summarizing it. Really? Yes, theoretically. But in the real world, writing a short summary of a novel can be a challenging task,

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Writing your novel this summer? Here are 6 no-fail tips for self-publishers

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By BlueInk Review As summer kicks into full gear, many are taking the time to write that novel or memoir they’ve been planning to get to for years. If you’re aiming to self-publish, it’s important to put your best foot forward. At BlueInk Review we’ve written professional reviews of thousands of indie books and talked to countless authors. And we’ve

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