I’m preparing a synopsis as part of my manuscript submission package for my publisher. As simple as it sounds, preparing a book synopsis is as perilous as walking a high wire without a net. What makes it all the more perilous is that this is my first interaction with this publisher. It raises certain questions: Does he prefer brevity over detail? Does he anticipate a single page synopsis or a three pager? Does he like plot curve more than character curve or is he an equal opportunity critic? There are so many facets to the complex world of book synopses, sallying forth is an unsettling prospect. Maybe some prayer and fasting is in order.