Inside a Writer's Mind

Inside a Writer's Mind
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” -- Oscar Wilde

Friday, 8 June 2012

Novel Writing: the "Snowflake Method"

Useful Writing Resources


One useful and illuminating site I first came across a few years ago, was Randy Ingermanson's AdvancedFictionWriting.com.

At the time I didn't have a clue about how to begin writing a novel. (And truth be told, I'm still learning every time I sit down to read or write.)

But what I struggled with most, was how to actually structure a novel (in terms of plot, chapters, scenes, character development, narrative point of view etc.) so that all the parts worked in synchronisation, to tell a memorable story, worthy of several hours of a reader's life.

This was one of the earliest resources I found online that offered up a blueprint for making order out of the seemingly chaotic task of writing my first novel.

And while Mr Ingersmanson does charge for some of his resources, a number of them are free (and quite useful).

On that note I have included links to the free resources below.

They are:
As an afterthought, if you enjoyed this, you might like to take a look at my novel: SEVENTEEN SUMMERS.

Keep writing!

10 comments:

  1. Thanks! The Snowflake Method article is really good. I have bookmarked it...

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    1. You're welcome E.D. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. All the best with your writing.

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