I made a two-page synopsis and I found a few things to fix in my novel. The synopsis forces you to sum up your scenes or chapters. I summed up two chapters; at a time, because I wanted a common link between the inner story and the outer frame of my novel.
Literary agents often want a synopsis. So, I got one. I’m not sure how hard I will try to get an agent, but I will contact two or three. Even writers who choose the independent publishing route.can benefit from the synopsis. I doubt those who write ‘character driven’ novels get much more than aggravation.
I use a simple but active plot; which. made the process easy. A shorter synopsis may pose a problem.