Writing a novel synopsis

This is where you begin. At least for me, this where my idea became a became a novel. It’s the synopsis, the thing I send people when they ask me what this book is about. This took about a month to produce and about 80 pages of reference notes before I felt comfortable with doing any serious writing.

This will change after I’m done. When the plot is more fleshed out and the path from A to Z has all the other letters in filled in then the synopsis will be complete and a draft is finished. To me, it starts and ends with my synopsis. This is what the customer sees when he or picks up your book on the shelves wondering what this nicely illustrated book is about.

Goddess INC.

Money is everything.

In world where Capitalism allows faith to be brokered in the form of wealth, venture capitalists broker dreams and the spirits within them as easily as items on a budget. When multi-billionaire Alton Miller is shot to death in a spate of gang violence, it leaves a power void in more worlds than one.

Follow the benevolent fund managers Arvyn H. Singher and the mercurial Colton Hailey as they struggle with their friends death and deal with the complication of dealing with his son Rashard who has dark ambitions for his father’s powerful corporation and a legion of Shadows under his command.

Sarah Russell had no idea of any of this when she took the General Manager position with the Fort Worth Flyers football team. She was the first hire of Alton Miller when he bought the team from embattled real estate mogul Douglas Walden. His death throws her status on the team in doubt as Rashard takes over and clearly does not like her or her philosophy. On top of that she gets thrust into the middle of the power struggle between corporate billionaires and the spirits under their command as Rashard fights her for the hearts and minds of the Flyers fans and players in order to gain access to the valuable spirits locked within their dreams.


Tim Tebow’s popularity a dual question

People ask the wrong questions when it comes Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and his immense popularity. The one that makes sense to most football fans is whether he will be an NFL caliber quarterback or not. That’s something you measure and valuate with any types of numbers you want whether it’s wins or passer rating and really draw your own conclusions.

The other question is whether you agree with his lifestyle or not. To put it bluntly it’s “Are you Christian or not?” NFL players that tout their religion are nothing new and completely within their right to do, but Tebow is unique in the sense he’s quite open with it.

That makes a distraction that most NFL players would never want to deal with because it is an added layer of pressure in an already stressful profession. It takes a real person of character to be handle the scrutiny of mixing religion and your professional life.

Whether or not you relate the eye black with bible verses, missionary work in other countries, his belief in God…or not…will color your opinion of him. In other words, when you start tugging at what people think think is fundamentally right and wrong, you will always get people falling on two sides.

Whether or not 161 yards, two rushing touchdowns and a fourth quarter comeback are enough to convince you he is a NFL legend or not is a separate and more comfortable question for most sports fans.