Literature Synthesis Writing Guide. (2022). Alonzo, J., Irvin, P. S., Markedonova, Y., & Tindal, G. Literature Synthesis Writing Guide Book Overview: We describe each chapter as an incremental step in the writing process. Though they are incremental and sequential, resulting in individual components of the synthesis, they come together in your completed paper from the beginning to the end. The book provides a guide for completing a synthesis, not a description about a synthesis.