I just figured out one of the "secrets" to writing a synopsis for a novel: leave out all the cool character stuff. NO! But that's the fun stuff! Yes, but a synopsis has to be 1) short and 2) about what happens which is the definition of PLOT. So any time I come to a place where I think, "OOoh, that character is cool!" I leave that out. Needless to say, this makes me a little depressed. I think I'll go put away laundry to cheer myself up.