I think its all in trying to condence as much information as possible down to a few short sentences. Write too much and people's eyes glaze over and skip to the next story. Short & sweet. But condencing it all down into 2 or 3 sentences can be murder. You don't want to give it away but you want to tease it along to get them interested. Case in point: I've been trying to write this summary off-and-on for 20 minutes or so. and I just kept cutting it down, cutting it down, cutting it down. Right now I got: Anakin Skywalker finds himself battered and alone during the Clone Wars teetering dangerously close to the Dark Side. But the consequences could be more horrific than he?d ever imagined. I still don't think I got it all in there, something in there is telling me A) write something about the horrors of war cuz that's what the theme of the story is and B) keep it short and sweet. and big one is C) am I giving too much away? The story, Fell From the Sky, doesn't have Anakin going crazy until the midway point. And he does some very bad stuff. The problem is that's really the point of the whole story, do I want to say that in the teaser? Usually I just punch out semi-sarcastic summaries. My original summary on the saga fic board was just "Anakin Skywalker has a really bad day" but I'm submitting it to the fan fic archive and I want it to pop. But trying to really write a good one can be a pain. Anyone else ever go a little nutso writin a summary? Am I not alone here? Can this not be brain-bendingly hard? Post some of your summaries to boot!