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 Posted: Sat Apr 4th, 2015 03:01 am
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The only way to get away with Murder is when revenge is the motive. It’s the only true emotion that allows us to contemplate how not to get caught. In order to feel revenge one must feel loss, it’s during that period of loss a moment of genius is revealed. In a quiet comfortable home tragedy befalls, and a Mother not wanting to forgive or forget has her period of genius which is fueled to set wrongs right.

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 Posted: Sat Apr 4th, 2015 01:54 pm
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Your synopsis doesn't really start until the fourth and final sentence - the other three that precede it are all set-up. If you're writing a short synopsis begin with the action of the play and end with the action of the play. Your first three sentences could preface many plays. The fourth sentence is specific to your piece. That's the only sentence that grabs me of the four. So why does it take three other sentences to get to it?

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 Posted: Sat Apr 4th, 2015 09:00 pm
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Thanks for your feedback it makes sense. This was my first stab at a synopsis. Appreciate the help

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 Posted: Mon Apr 6th, 2015 02:22 pm
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It's not a build up like with a movie trailer. It's the one sentence slug like you'd read in a TV listing, and then you can fill in some more info with the following sentences.

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