A brief synopsis (so to speak)

For the writers out there, I refer you to this excellent article on writing a novel synopsis: http://home.pcisys.net/~pammc/Synopsis.htm

I've read some baaad synopses of good novels, folks. There's nothing harder to write. I'd rather write a Dear John letter than a synopsis. When writing one for SANCTUARY, I repeatedly shouted, "If I could have told the damn story in three pages, I WOULD HAVE!"

But they are necessary, and they're a major part of selling the book, and this article shows better than any I've read how most people screw it up. It's worth your attention.