This is a thing I have started running every Saturday to help get my creative juices in my brain running. You are welcome to do it too!
Pick a book cover (preferably one that you don’t know the plot about at all).
Guess what the story is e.g. who’s our mc; female? male? what genre is it? what happens?.
[Optional >] After that actually read up about the synopsis and comment on whether you think yours is better xD
Week 3’s Pick Is:
My Story: Mystery – 19th/early 20th century perhaps. (This one is tricky for me) Perhaps a woman has been murdered. Turns out she’s a mistress but the key to unlocking the mystery is a through a cryptic device. The detective is… a woman in her 30s who normally acts like such a lady when she’s socialising but as soon as she’s on a case she doesn’t hold her tongue, is very horribly truthful to people she meets and her posture changes to a very manly form.
The Actual Synopsis: Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love.
After Thoughts: It’s completely different! It’s a historical (and YA!) and not a mystery (or adult!) but the MC is a female so like half a point there! In all honesty my novel sounds better but that’s because I don’t really dabble in historical fiction – maybe I should …
Same Time, Next Week!