For help creating a synopsis that is both elegant and brief, I heartily recommend visiting this website. Here you will see great works of literature in very helpful short form.
(Thanks to Kristy for the info)
Where Miss Snark vented her wrath on the hapless world of writers and crushed them to sand beneath her T.Rexual heels of stiletto snark. The blog is dark--no further updates after 5/20/2007.