Six Paragraph Synopsis Method – The Infographic!

A while back, I wrote about my Six Paragraph Synopsis Method. I still use this method to this day because it takes synopsis-writing from a dreaded task to something I enjoy, along with query letters. I shared it with you because I remember struggling with synopses not so very long ago.

Inspired by an infographic I saw on GalleyCat, I decided to do an infographic of my own.


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Here’s the full-sized PDF:

Six Paragraph Synopsis Method

Enjoy! Linkage, tweets and shares appreciated!

8 Thoughts to “Six Paragraph Synopsis Method – The Infographic!”

  1. I may have to try that. It looks like a good way to break down the synopsis into manageable chunks. Sorry I missed your blog tour. (Have to go back now and read all the interviews.) I was busy hiding from The Blog-post That Would Not Be Written, which is to say, avoiding Blogger. (Please don’t say I’m the only one who does things like that.)

    1. Tia Nevitt

      I just delete those blog posts. Or I don’t bother writing them at all. 😉

      You have not missed a large number of posts. I am only able to do guest posts twice a week or so.

  2. That’s what I finally did -and wrote something else. I’ll have to remember for next time not to get so hung up on a subject. I enjoyed the Jennifer Estep interview. (Haven’t gotten to the others yet.)

  3. Sherri

    May I say as a business analyst this looks like an awesome and creative way of using traditional business analysis techniques to start a story. I recognize the high level requirements (6 sentences) and then the process to use them to create more and more detailed requirements. I love it!

    1. Tia Nevitt

      I guess you can tell what my day job is! Thank you!

  4. Useful. I love the infographic format and concept.

  5. Jen Tanner


    Sometimes, I write the synopsis first, but Iike most writers I’m a visual person so this infographic really helps. Thanks so much.

  6. Tia Nevitt

    Glad it is of use to you guys! I’ll have to apply the business analysis method to the query letter next!

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