Reviews for How to Write a Fictionpress Summary
StarryCat chapter 1 . 11/30/2013
This is so helpful. Thanks so much!
Dancing in Moonlit Rain chapter 1 . 7/1/2013
I laughed at the end.
This is a really good page, great for reference when writing a summary. I have a lot of trouble, especially when it comes to an one-shot summary. It's only one chapter, so it's hard to sum up enough of it to interest readers, yet leave plenty of story left for surprise.
Thanks for writing this up, it helps a lot!
Harriet Usher chapter 1 . 3/28/2013
Oh God, thank you. I sort of want to link every annoying writer to this essay. "Mm, yah, well, i suck at summaries lol just read it!" No. No, I won't. Work harder.
Rant over. Your method is very good too, and reminds me of the method I was taught for writing newspaper articles. (First paragraph must establish who, what, when, were and how, and only then progress onto more detailed elements.)
Abbytjie chapter 1 . 4/28/2012
Thanks, I suck at summaries and I hope this will help me write them. Could you also write something on how to give your story a good title?
Allison chapter 1 . 5/1/2011
thanks, this is awesome! LOL it made me laugh as well...

In baseball, what is on second.

LOLOLOLOL ROFL. laughs aside, this will help me with future summaries, for book reports to the summaries on my work in fanfiction. thanks!
Serendipital chapter 1 . 4/13/2011
Thank you for this awesome essay! I'm...not very good at summaries, usually. They sound arupt and cut-off, mostly because they are. I'll have to keep the 5 W's in mind from now on. In fact, I think I'll go change my summary now! Well...soon. Anyway, I actually liked the pun at the beginning, but didn't really think it was a pun until you pointed it out. Oops. So, um...I wish this essay was longer and mor in-deph, but you covered the topics nicely! Er, bye!
Tears Of A Wolf chapter 1 . 2/18/2011
You told me to review, so I am. Aren't I a genius! Anyway, useful information, I will keep it in mind. Always, cause it makes sense...

I would worship you, but I get the feeling you're a bit of a jackass. (No offense, of course)
FierceOcelot chapter 1 . 1/27/2011
One thing I should say first is about another review I have made. I apologize; I neglected to check your profile first.

Pertaining to this: Again, your essay will help me greatly with my story. Short and to-the-point. Excellent.
Disenchanted Lisa chapter 1 . 1/20/2011

it's been interesting to read your advice but i thought you would give one, more precisely, about the length :)

I have no problem with my summaries in fact, but i always feel like i haven't say enough, or on the contrary too much... it's so annoying!

So, if i can share my own experience, what i do when i have to write my summaries is that i do it in a Word page first, to make sure that i said all i want to say THEN i try to delete the unnecessary ... til i have only these stupid 255 characters!

Thanks for your essay, i'll think of it next time :)

CSF chapter 1 . 1/6/2011
thank you !
ransu chapter 1 . 12/21/2010
This is three years too late but I have to say thank you for writing this. It was fun to read and it was to the point which made the essay easy to understand. I'm going to recommend this essay for the people that need it(like me). Also, the Snakes on a Plane bit is more than enough to make this essay epic.
110Million chapter 1 . 11/18/2010
Utilizing the knowledge I am obtaining from reading your essays, I shall improve myself as a writter! Yes, this information will be of most use to me.

I agree 100% with this essay. the summary is ALWAYS what sells me to read something. A person could write the next Don Quijote, or the Next La Carreta, but if their summary is 'I suck at summaries but please read this it is really good', then forget it. I am not gonna read it. I will practice more and more on my summaries, until I perfect the craft.
Fish E chapter 1 . 8/28/2010
Thanks a lot! I'll try using this
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Pippa chapter 1 . 4/23/2010
Thanks for this!
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