I once found these words of advice about writing a synopsis and they hang above my desk:
They might be helpful to other authors because no matter how experienced we are, we are always being reminded of basic rules and learning, learning, learning…..
· WHO WANTS WHAT AND WHY OR WHAT HAPPENS?
· WHO IS YOUR STORY ABOUT
· WHAT DO THEY WANT
· WHY DO THEY WANT it
· WHAT IS THE TRRIBLE ‘OR ELSE’ THAT WILL OCCUR IF THEY DON’T GET WHAT THEY WANT.