I’m working on the synopsis for my next book. I have a decent idea of the main character and conflict and the plot, but I don’t quite have the voice yet.
Which means I have nothing.
The voice is really the key to everything. I also don’t believe it’s possible to have a voice and not have a central conflict. For me, ‘having the voice’ means the character is alive. Alive characters create stories around them, whereas not-yet-alive characters can’t hold down any sort of story.