Synopsis openings usually include three important elements in the beginning: setting, hero, heroine. I’ve been grouching about my current synopsis for about 12 hours (not straight; I gave up after an hour and went to bed, then gt up and grouched another 10 minutes til Kate rescued me).
Setting? What’s that? What do I say about it? It’s Annapolis for Pete’s sake. All you do is say “It’s Annapolis.”
And let’s not talk about characters–in order to set up my heroine’s situation, I had to cram all this worldbuilding about a fake company into the first sentence. Hero? Ok, easier, but still, I need the set-up first-
Then Kate saved my tail by pointing out the need for describing the fake company and its Tupperware-esque non-sex parties.
Oh yeah. Setting isn’t always a city street block; it’s the goings-on around the characters, the non-character vehicle the characters ride through the story.
So the lesson today: setting doesn’t necessarily have an official population, a mayor, or a Main Street.
That is all. 🙂