This week's valuable link is a great article about the most dreaded and hated synopsis. I can vouch that I used this post to help write the synopsis for my hamster story, and that certainly ended happily. It was the easiest synopsis I ever managed to write. Done in just a few hours, in no small part because of this article.
In eleven easy steps, this post leads you through the synopsis from opening image to final resolution. And it uses examples from Star Wars! What could be better! An easy button with light sabers!
Check out How To Write A 1-Page Synopsis.