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Rewording your summary . . .

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Have you ever realized that your original summary is now not even in line with what the story is?

I actually did with my InuYasha story The day love found me, I took the old summary and changed it to fit what the story really was about. Here is my updated summary. Summary: When things get bad they can get worse, a challenge issued may be a blessing or a curse, when a modern girl must face herself in a world and time so different from her own, will the chains from her past bind her or will she entangle herself in the moment?

So have you edited your summary or rewrote it to suit your story after you wrote on it for some time?

Beth

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Oh my yes! Some stories take on a life of their own and the summary demands to be changed. :P

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I've never had to do that before but I think I will with the story I'm currently working on. I only have one chapter posted so far but I just got done outlining the whole thing and now the summary totally doesn't fit. I guess this happened because I usually outline everything before I even start writing. Oh well, the one I wrote before was shitty anyway. B-)

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Though I haven't had to do this with my story (yet) I have noticed other stories who's description doesn't fit. I'm hoping I dont have to re-write mine any time soon. I rather like it the way it is lol. Or maybe I'm just lazy? Who knows ^^

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Yes. I just did this with my story. I don't know that it suits the story any better, but I was hoping it would garner more interest in the story. I thought that maybe people weren't viewing or even reviewing because they dislike the summary of the story vs. the story itself. Silly, I know, but I'm just trying to figure out why people aren't reviewing. Hence why I thought rewriting the summary might help. And yes, the more I think about it, I think it was a good thing to do, even if it doesn't garner any reviews. I also just don't want people thinking it's a Snapefic. Yes, he's a major character in my story, but it's really my OFC's story even though I will focus occasionally on other characters if the scene(s) require it.

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I never like my summaries to begin. I suck at writing them because nothing I can think to say actually gives an accurate idea of what the story is about. I end up with something disjointed that touches on only points.

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