Re: I Need Help! Home / Forums / List of Forums / Publishing Advice & Help / I Need Help! / Re: I Need Help! October 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm #5938 zr2005Participant You both have given great suggestions. Here is my two cents. 1. The protagonist should be named right at the beginning, 2. For a synopsis, the general rule is to use the present tense.