A Writing Journey

A Summary

On Monday, I posted a practice summary. Here is another that I have been working on. It still needs work, but I like it better than the other.

Lacey Wentwether longs for a simple life. She’s found her place in Ruslaht, the Imperial City, and wants no more than to earn her Cartographers Title. When she is offered a place on an historic voyage through the Edges, she grasps at the chance. She knows that during the journey she will earn her title and come back a full-cartographer. But the voyage is more dangerous than she expects. Soon Lacey is fighting for her life against evils both human and magical, and desperately trying to hold on to the hope that she will return home.

What do you think? Would you pick up the book based on this summary?

Take care, fellow travelers!

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Comments on: "A Summary" (5)

  1. 최다해 gongjumonica said:

    Try to write more on what will be the “action” in the story. better not to repeat words and do a lot of describing, too. just a comment. 🙂

  2. I feel like there needs to be less focus on her becoming a cartographer and more focus on the actual plot. The cartographer sounds like a sub-plot to me, and you want your summary to primarily focus on the plot. You can say something like this initially: Lacey Wentwether longs to become a full-time cartographer. When she is offered a spot on an historic voyage, she grasps the chance knowing this could make her a full-time cartographer. However…(insert plot points here).

    You might not even need the second sentence depending on how you write the rest of the summary, but you don’t want it to sound like every adventure book out there where heroine wants something and finds out she must battle evils later in the book. You want it to stand out–like what evil is she battling? What separates this evil from evils in other novels? Does she found herself wrapped up in something far larger than herself? Does her dream of becoming a cartographer seem miniscule in comparison? These are some questions you can muse over.

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