Great advice thanks for posting Rebecca and thanks for sharing Helen
Last week CWA shortlisted crime novelist Helen Giltrow was on the blog talking about the CWA Debut Dagger competition, her experience of it and how that might help if you are thinking of entering yourself.
Helen entered the CWA Debut Dagger competition with a very early version of her debut novel The Distance. She made the shortlist, and has since been published by Orion, with a second novel in the pipeline.
Today she is back again – which I am thrilled about because it is valuable information, and at a time when she is writing a new book – to talk about the dreaded synopsis which you have to submit along with your first 3,000 words.
We’ve already talked a bit about the competition’s requirements and especially about tackling the 3,000-word opening. What about the synopsis?
I HATE writing synopses – especially if it’s for a book I haven’t…
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