NaNoPlanMo – Day 3

A Look at the Snowflake Method – Part 2 of 4

snowflakes 4

Here is the second installment of the ten steps to writing a novel using the Snowflake Method. Yesterday I posted steps one through three. Here now are steps four, five and six.

Step Four:  Development of Summary. In this step, expand your summary paragraph so that you now devote a paragraph to each sentence. These paragraphs should each end in a crisis, while the final paragraph should describe the book’s ending.

This part of the steps should give you a good idea of how or whether this concept will work out. As you continue with each step, you will probably find that you have to go back and make adjustments to previous steps.

Step Five:  Character Synopses. Expand on the character summaries you wrote before. Include more information about traits and behaviors. Is the character calm or high-strung, deliberate or impulsive, etc?

Step Six:  Plot Line Expansion. Expand the plot line you have worked on in steps one and two to four pages. Include features such as forthcoming conflicts, pivotal characters, and strategic ways each interacts within the novel. Devote one paragraph to the character’s epiphany.

More steps tomorrow.


You can find more detailed instructions at the following web address:
Advanced Fiction Writing by Randy Ingermanson.

For the most part, this blog is about reading and writing m/m romances, but there are a few personal reflections, some writerly information, and a bit of writing practice. Thank you for stopping by.

Posted in NaNoPlanMo, NaNoWriMo, NaNoWriMo 2018, Snowflake Method, writing

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