I looked this up. 250 words per page is considered to be the standard accepted number of words per page. So, three standard pages are about 750 words. Of course if hadn't been available, I would've totally found a way to prove that 249 words per page was the accepted standard. It really just comes down to the fact that this amount of writing feels about right. You can't just fart out 3 pages without running into your subconscious a little bit... 750 words takes a bit of effort, and it never fails to get me typing things that I have wanted to articulate without realizing it. And that's the point.
Hi Dan - I'm in Belize for six months and a few of my friends suggested that I blog about my experience living as an ex-pat. I have been a writer professional and personally all my life and think the writing part should be relatively manageable (I keep a very detailed daily journal so can extract from that) but what I don't quite understand is how I actually launch the blog. I'm not a huge Facebook or social media person so not sure if I blog via that means or exactly how to distinguish and promote the blog. Thanks for your advice.
Thanks so much for this article! I’m a Dutch writer, longing to improve my synopses.
Whilst Googling, I didn’t find anything useful in Dutch. Then I found this page!
My synopsis is ready now, next week I will send it together with the first 50 pages of the MS to the publishers!
I have never had such a great synopsis, I’ve followed all your steps and made it exactly like you describe. I’m confident I will finally score a great publisher!
I’ll keep you posted.
Thanks again, this article RULES!