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