I have a dilemma. An agent requires a complete and thorough synopsis in two paragraphs. (agents words, not mine) My first attempt looked something like this:
Good guy gets case.
Good guy solves case. Bad guy dies a gruesome and well deserved death.
It got rejected because it was too long. Apparently The End, creates a third paragraph.
Being a Texas boy, I understand about stuffing ten pounds of poop in a two pound sack, but there has to be a better way. As I recently stated to a friend of mine, If I'd only known I was going to live this long, I'd a paid better attention in English class.
I have done research until my eyeballs bleed. There are no two synopsis or query letter examples that are alike. Some are not even remotely similar. Am I missing something obvious or do I just to need to keep re-stacking the poop until it fits as good as it's going to, then stomp on the top.
I would love to hear from some of you that have been through the query letter two step and have done it correctly.
San Antonio, Texas