How long would it take anyone to read 279 pages? A synopsis is reading that 279 pages in five minutes or under. A synopsis is like a T.V. guide only a much longer version allowing producers or agents to have a peek from top middle and bottom of your story enticing their creative abilities, this saves them hours and days of reading grueling script should it be boring.
After days of searching the net for any understanding of a synopsis I found an article telling me it is easy, just answer 10 questions then put the answers together. One page 500 words. But the questions are all about the MAIN CHARACTER! -(MC) So I gave it a shot. 494 words. I was beaming.
So I took #4 [two pages], along with #5, [one page] and let the readers decide. I was surprised to find they all liked all about the main character, but all preferred #4. A bit of everything.
You know in the end if we are as smart as we think we are we will start with a log line then a synopsis then the story.