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“Special” – A Summary [NaNoWriMo 2017]

I’m not good at writing summaries. Or blurbs. Or synopses. Whatever you want to call it.

I try to whip up a decent one for my blog and for my NaNo page every year. Obviously, I think it’s nice that other people know what I’m writing about. If anyone cares at all.

I usually come up with something good enough once I finish outlining. I wrote this summary before I finished outlining and I have to say that I don’t think it came out too bad. Of course, this is going to change once I finish writing the book anyway.

Still, I hope you think it sounds intriguing.

Paige Powers is just an average college student. She’s doing well in her classes, has a great friend in her dorm roommate, Meredith, and is graduating soon. All she has to do is survive one last semester and then she’s out in the real world.

It’s not until Meredith’s science teacher, Professor Hobbs, calls Paige to his office after hours one night. Curious, Paige meets his summons where she’s given a notebook. She’s told it’s special. She’s told she can do great things with the notebook. She’s told to use it wisely and to keep it a secret.

Paige keeps the notebook hidden, but not because Professor Hobbs told her to, but because she thinks he’s crazy.

She then discovers a hidden secret within the school’s library and sees magical quills writing on their own in various notebooks. Professor Hobbs explains they’re the quills of fate and Paige must help make sure everything is in order.

Does this have something to do with the notebook that was given to Paige? How is she supposed to tempt with fate? Because, as far as Paige knows, magic doesn’t exist… does it?

And that’s that. I hope it’ll turn out better than it sounds.

This will be a novella that I’m going to publish on my Wattpad page. This is expanding upon my Short Story Sunday series from August. If you haven’t read that, please go do so. If you like it, hopefully, you’ll want to read this once it’s on Wattpad!

What are you writing for NaNoWriMo next month? Let me know in the comments below and we’ll chat!
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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

18 thoughts on ““Special” – A Summary [NaNoWriMo 2017]

  1. I’m trying to write some stuff and publishing on Wattpad, I’ll look for you there and follow your projects. About the synapse, I liked it, it was short and direct but leaving a good amount of questions for the reader to think about the answers.

  2. I agree, it’s hard to write a synopsis! Yours felt a little long to me in terms of getting to the main conflict, but that’s totally fine with me because I liked getting more information. It sounds like an interesting story! I wrote my synopsis/blurb once I decided for sure that I was going to do NaNo this year, and posted it on my blog. Check it out if you get the chance:
    https://talesofeneana.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/nanowrimo-here-i-come/

    1. Yeah, I see some that are long and some that are short. But I actually didn’t have an outline this time (even though I said I was going to outline) so I just winged it, lol.

      1. Although at a certain point, the “something” I need probably isn’t one more unfinished project. I really need to make more time to finish revising what I’ve started!

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