My Life's Synopsis
In screenwriting, a movie synopsis briefly summarises a completed screenplay's core concept, major plot points, and main character arcs. It is an influential selling tool to convince producers to invest in a play.
Two days ago, I received the metaphor that became yesterday's apple. The same day, an old comment I made on LinkedIn resurfaced randomly, bringing back an article I enjoyed months ago. In the article, Jay Golden invites us to tell our story instead of sharing our resume.
"Your story isn't the same as your resume: Your story is about reveling insights and transformations that inform how you can be most helpful to your most essential audience. Your resume is your experiences that fulfil on that story."
What a wild and meaningful coincidence. So, yesterday, I've been pondering all day about this coincidence. And then I thought that, beyond telling the story of my past, I could also write the synopsis of the story I want to live in the future. It may help convince the universe, or some parts of it, to invest in it.
It looked like a fun exercise to do.
I decided to give it a try this morning without any preparation beyond reading the suggestions on this website as a guideline.
The Restless Seeker
The logline is a one-sentence script summary. Within this sentence, I must identify the main character (me), the challenge I am trying to overcome, and why I need to overcome it.
When Fabio realised that we were leaving ourselves behind in our rush to grow and innovate, he decided to bring humanity back into the equation, helping people expand their awareness and become gifts for others.
The synopsis should be three paragraphs long. The first paragraph is about the setup and introduces the main characters, the second is about the character's arc, and the last is about the climax, the final accomplishment of the story.
And, here's where I stopped. I definitely need more than fifteen minutes to complete this exercise. Yet, I can already sense its power. Things are moving, so I let this exercise do its work and later today or tomorrow morning, I'll give it another try.
In the meantime, if you want to try it out and create your synopsis, I'd love to read it, so please share it in the comments!
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