Synopsis Is Hard to Write

Self keeps re-reading Camarote de Marinero, and so far she really likes it (lucky!) It’s written mostly in epistolary form, in very florid language. For example:

Letter to El Adelantado Miguel Lopez de Legazpi from His Royal Catholic Majesty Philip II:

  • If indeed they were turned into slaves, ourselves shall rescue them. Lest we give our cousins the Portuguese and our enemies the Dutch and the English occasion to lose their respect for Spain.

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Now to Write a Synopsis

There was the glaring sand, and the fringe of coconut trees.  Hovering above the trees was the spine of a mountain. And beyond? Only a profound and mysterious silence.

— self’s novel of 16th century Philippines, Camarote de Marinero

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