|How to Write a Novel|
Using the Snowflake Method
I have always wanted to write fiction but never could find a way to wrap my head around the how of it all. I can put words together okay. My dialog and descriptions are fine and I even write decent, if not brilliant, scenes. What I don't ever know is what happens next. By separating the who (the characters) from the what/why/how (the plot) and moving you back and forth from one to the other, the plot grows organically and you can focus on what is inspiring you most at any one time. Everything is done in small steps and you can go back to something and redo it or develop it further if an idea is sparked in a later step.
I don't care about being the next big thing. I would love to have people read and enjoy my writing, but I'm not holding my breath. Right now, all I want to do is write a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end that work together and entertain me and my few readers. If the first one is bad but I learn something then it's a success, as long as it inspires me to keep going. This book, more than most, makes me think that I can actually do that.
Six enthusiastic stars.
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