Why it’s so hard to write a synopsis

(and how to do it better with less wasted effort)

Exposed roots of a giant tree appear to struggle for traction among huge rocks and eroded soil

The internet is awash with articles and posts about how to write a synopsis, how it’s so easy to write a synopsis, why their way is the best way to write a synopsis that will never fail. The synopsis ought to be the easiest task ever, for any writer or scholar.

But it isn’t.