I was surfing the web, one link carrying me off to another, randomly reading when I came across the "How To Write A Synopsis" plight. Yes, you read that right. "Plight."
I can assure, I spent two or more, cups of morning coffee on getting wrapped up in that subject, jumping from one article to another.
And then, I discovered something. It hit me, actually the caffine probably kicked in and turned on the old brain, some articles are conflicting. Yes, we have the majority claiming a particular format for a synopsis, then a few that suggest a different format.
The majority, which in my opinion, should rule, stated type your name, title, and page number at the top (usually left hand corner) yet the minority stated type your name, title, genre, word: Synopsis, and page number.
Alrightie. I wrote a synopsis a long time ago. And I've read various articles written by published writers, recommending write the synopsis before writing a word of the book. That serves as the writer's guideline to his plot. Okay, I can see that. I wrote mine with just a few chapters of my book written. I haven't strayed from my intended ending, although my characters decided to create a few sub-plots a long the way. So I can live with that. It won't change the synopsis. And they can be edited and adapted anyway, so no biggie.
The question is, which format is right, or is there no right and wrong, and if either is acceptable, which is the preferred format by editors?