I think this clears up the stress of the dreaded synopsis in a fun way.
Ever heard of Pokémon? It’s a Nintendo GameBoy game that’s all-the-rage with the kids these days. In the game, you come across monsters called Pokémon, catch them, and train them. You see thousands of Pokémon, and in this way, you’re kind of like an agent in a sea of synopses: all the Pokémon, all the synopses… well, they all look the same.
But every now and then, you have a 1 in 8,192 chance of coming across a Pokémon that is a different color. These are called “shiny” Pokémon, and they are so rare that any hardcore nerd would freak out when they see one. And THAT is what you want your Synopsis to be: the one shiny Synopsis in all the others that makes an agent freak out.
The synopsis piece of your Query Letter is a description of your book, just like the one…
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