The Snowflake Method

Good day friends and happy late holidays.

Have any of you heard of The Snowflake Method?… I recently just discovered it because I was struggling to start writing my middle-grade sequel. I had an idea of where to go and what I wanted to happen, but I didn’t know how to write it all and if it was any good. All writers have that fear.

So I was online searching and looking for ways to start out that first chapter that will hock the reader. And as I’m doing my research I found this blog about The Snowflake Method. It sounded interesting and I clicked on the link and started reading.

So basically its very easy to follow.

Step 1:

Write one sentence about your novel. Don’t write any names of your characters. No town names. Just one sentence of your novel.

Step 2:

Once you have that one sentence then you expand it into one paragraph. Now you can add the main leader character. Who she is, what she does, where she lives. Give us a small backstory of who she is.

Step: 3

Now that we have a small paragraph, now you have to expand that into one whole page and while doing that. You add in the backstory of the character, what her goals are, what the stakes are. What is the world like. Write down everything you can think of. And with that, you have one whole page of your novel.

I thought this method was very helpful. I would use it again if I was struggling with a novel.

Published by Ashley Lovell Author

Ashley Lovell is the author of The Wish & Awakened Evil. She lives in her apartment with her two cats (Spook and Batman.) She started to write in the summer of 2005. Throughout her writing career, she has written song lyrics, poems, short stories, and novel series. She joined the Marion County Writers Workshop in 2010. She was in the top 10 in The Write Place book contest. And also, has several short stories featured in charity anthologies. When Ashley was growing up, she lived out in the country surrounded by cows, chickens, cats, five dogs, corn fields, dirt roads, and a patch of woods behind the house. She loves to drink French Vanilla coffee in the mornings when she writes. She is also a supporter of black cats and believes they are good luck. She loves to write creepy stories in the dark. You can find Ashley at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, ​and Instagram to see updates and news on her work.

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