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When an agent requests a synopsis for a PB, how would you set up the query letter? My usual letter is to include the pitch, but with a 500 word PB, there's not much more for the synposis that isn't already in the pitch. Do you exclude the pitch and replace it with the synopsis?
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#1 - May 10, 2015, 06:41 AM
« Last Edit: May 10, 2015, 06:46 AM by beth-ogrady »

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I'd use the pitch for the requested synopsis.
#2 - May 10, 2015, 11:37 AM
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I agree with Stephanie.

That way, it's both the synopsis and the hook in a bite-size chunk. Just as you said, they're really intertwined when it comes to PBs.

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#3 - May 10, 2015, 12:54 PM

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The thing is, synopsis usually include the ending. So, you might include the pitch but add the end.
#4 - May 11, 2015, 07:20 AM
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Thank you for all the feedback. I basically did what you mention, Debbie. I adjusted my pitch to include the ending.
#5 - May 11, 2015, 07:22 AM

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