On Synopses and Sex and the City

Posted by houndrat on Thursday Jun 3, 2010 Under writing, Young Adult

Sequel synopsis update: Major fail. I have a page and a half of ideas, so at least it’s starting to take form. The bad news? It’s a huge jumble. Have I mentioned before how hard it is to be a pantser sometimes?

But there is progress. There are now two semi-coherent paragraphs that actually sound like I know what I’m talking about. But the rest is kind of…non-existent sketchy.

I mean, I’m reasonably certain my agent Taylor will NOT be impressed if I send her the following:

Training exercise goes awry.
Before that can happen, though, the students must do x.
Foreshadowing scene…..
How many die??

Yes, this was cut and pasted from the second half of the actual synopsis. Just further proof that my brain, eet ees scary!

Anyway, in an effort to procrastinate hope it writes itself give my mind a little break, I decided to concentrate on something of vast importance: Sex and the City. Specifically, I’m wondering—which Sex and the City girl are YOU?

It came up on twitter the other day, and it got me thinking—I’m none of them. None. But, I do have favorites, and they might surprise you. Here’s my mini rundown of each character, in descending order of how much I like them.


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Pros: Sweet, proper, perfect wife
Cons: Sweet, proper, perfect wife. Honestly? Charlotte kinda bugs the snot out of me at times. Of all the characters, I honestly think she’s the most underdeveloped, and her pseudo-primness makes me want to wallpaper her car with pages ripped out of Playgirl.? She is a good friend in a crunch, though.


Yep, believe it or not, Carrie is my second least fave character. While she does have an amazing wardrobe, goes to cool parties, and gets to work as a writer (bonus points for that), let’s face it—she’s also kinda whiny and centers her life around men wayyyy too often for my taste.



Okay, so yeah, she’s narcissistic, a bit silly and overdramatic sometimes, but OMG–the woman knows how to have F.U.N! She’s also confident, successful, grabs life by the balls (often literally) and for the most part, doesn’t chase after some guy like he’s the salvation of the universe. She may be over-the-top, but you gotta love her even more for that.



I think Miranda is actually the most honest, thoughtfully drawn character on the show. She’s got a career, she’s got a kid, she struggles with body image sometimes, has romances but doesn’t live and die by men, and has a practical streak and a brain. She’s a perfect foil for the more flamboyant Carrie and Samantha.

So, who’s your favorite?

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7 Responses to “On Synopses and Sex and the City”

  1. JennW Says:

    LOL on your synopsis. It’s actually funny because it doesn’t vary much from what it would look like if I tried to do one before writing a book. LOL You’ve seen my SNI babble. I am such a pantser it’s not even funny.:)

    And I think I’m ITA with you on the SATC girls.

  2. Sarah Says:

    Totally have never seen any episode of Sex and the City (don’t kill me!) but I’m actually kind of jealous your agent is asking for a synopsis of your SEQUEL! That’s so cool that she loves you enough to be super stoked about developing the next part of the story. Go Taylor! :D and good luck!

  3. Sandy Shin Says:

    I have not yet watched SatC and cannot comment, but oh, I love your synopsis! ;)

  4. Emilia Says:

    DEMONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dude, I love it. Also, I remember watching one episode of SITC and thinking, “How the hell does Carrie buy all this on A WRITER’S SALARY?” haha. I guess it’s explained somehow, but still. Oh, TV life!

  5. Laurie Says:

    OMG, we have the exact same order of SatC favorites. You da best.

  6. Jill Wheeler Says:

    I heart Miranda. I used to love Carrie, but I think it shows I’m growing that I recognize how self-absorbed and whiney she is.

    And my sequel synopsis totally looks like that!

  7. Sage Says:

    Miranda was always my favorite too

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