How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake MethodHow to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method



The Snowflake Method-ten battle-tested steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story.

Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1500574058

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A Magical Key to Unlock Your Creative Wizard Are you writing a novel, but having trouble getting your first draft written? You've heard of “outlining,” but that sounds too rigid for you. You've heard of “organic writing,” but that seems a bit squishy to you. Take a look at the wildly popular Snowflake Method—ten battle-tested steps that jump-start your creativity and help you quickly map out your story. All around the world, novelists are using the Snowflake Method right now to ignite their imaginations and get their first drafts down. In this book, you'll follow the story of a fictitious novelist as she learns to tap into the amazing power of the Snowflake Method. Almost magically, she finds her story growing from a simple idea into a deep and powerful novel. And she finds her novel changing her—into a stronger, more courageous person. Zany, Over the Top, and Just Plain Fun How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method is a “business parable”—a how-to guide written in story form. It's zany. It's over the top. It's just plain fun. It shows you how it's done, rather than tells you. You'll learn by example how to grow your story idea into a sizzling first draft. You'll discover: How to define your “target audience” the right way, so you know exactly how your ideal readers think and feel. Forget what the experts tell you about “demographics.” How to create a dynamite selling tool that will instantly tell people whether they'll love your story or hate it. And you want them to love it or hate it. How to get inside the skin of each of your characters—even your villain. Especially your villain. How to find a deep, emotively powerful theme for your story. Do you know the best point in your novel to unveil your theme? How to know when to backtrack, and why backtracking is essential to writing great fiction. How to fire-test each scene to ensure it's high-impact—before you write it. ExcerptGoldilocks had always wanted to write a novel. She learned to read before she went to kindergarten. In grade school, she always had her nose in a book. In junior high, the other kids thought she was weird, because she actually liked reading those dusty old novels in literature class. All through high school, Goldilocks dreamed of writing a book of her own someday. But when she went to college, her parents persuaded her to study something practical. Goldilocks hated practical, and secretly she kept reading novels. But she was a very obedient girl, so she did what her parents told her. She got a very practical degree in marketing. After college, she got a job that bored her to tears—but at least it was practical. Then she got married, and within a few years, she had two children, a girl and then a boy. She quit her job to devote full time to them. As the children grew, Goldilocks took great joy in introducing them to the stories she had loved as a child. When her son went off to kindergarten, Goldilocks thought about looking for a job. But her resume now had a seven-year hole in it, and her practical skills were long out of date. The only jobs Goldilocks could qualify for were minimum wage. She suddenly realized that being practical had made her horribly unhappy. On a whim, Goldilocks decided to do the one thing she had always wanted more than anything else—she was finally going to write a novel. She didn't care if it was impractical. She didn't care if nobody would ever read her novel. She was going to do it just because she wanted to. For the first time in years, she was going to do something just for herself. And nobody was going to stop her.

How to Write Your First NovelHow to Write Your First Novel



SNOWFLAKE METHOD The Snowflake method begins with a single sentence
that sums up the essence of your book. It was created by Randy Ingermanson in
his book How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method. Then, you expand ...

Author: M.L. Ronn

Publisher: Ursabrand Media

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Are you still dreaming about writing that book? Learning how to write your first novel can be overwhelming. You have to master outlining, writing, revising, and so much more...and it can be scary if you've never done it before. While it seems daunting, writing your first novel is simple when you have someone experienced to help you through it. In this writer’s guide, prolific writer M.L. Ronn shares an easy step-by-step process of writing compelling fiction that he's perfected after writing 40+ books. Write your first novel with structured advice tailored for beginners: Learn the basic building blocks of every story and how to put them together Develop an effective outline (or learn how to write without one!) Discover winning formulas that mega-bestsellers use to write their novels Navigate your novel’s “murky middle” with 7 unorthodox strategies that will get you unstuck in no time Revise your story without fear Writing your first novel is life-changing. Download this writer’s guide, follow the step-by-step instructions, and you'll wake up one morning very soon with a finished manuscript waiting for you.

Writing Fiction For DummiesWriting Fiction For Dummies



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Author: Randy Ingermanson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470530702

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A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Good Writing is Like Good Sex Sort of Sexy Thoughts on WritingGood Writing is Like Good Sex Sort of Sexy Thoughts on Writing



The fact that it's written using the Disney Princesses as examples just makes it all
the more fun. 9. How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method, Randy
Ingermanson When I first decided I wanted to be a novelist and write for money,
this ...

Author: C. S. Johnson

Publisher: C. S. Johnson

ISBN: 9781948464277

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What makes a book sexy? I’m not talking about erotica, per say, but what is the difference between a book you eagerly devour and a book you slum your way through? While there are individual exceptions, the most objective difference between a good story and a downright terrible one is simple—it all comes down to the writing. It’s either good writing, and we can forgive the technical flaws a little more easily, or it’s bad writing, and bad writing is just bad. Good writing is more than just good writing. Good writing is sexy. If you’re a fiction writer looking to improve your writing skills, this is the perfect, provocative read to encourage you to get down to business and write your story. Inside Good Writing is Like Good Sex, you will find: •A titillating perspective on the writing process •The secret to why your story is special, and how you can make it sexier •Tips on romancing your readers •How to write irresistible characters •Basic writing and story concepts with advanced insights … and all in a non-gratuitous fashion with a lot of innuendos. C. S. JOHNSON is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. She has written articles for The Rebelution, MTL Magazine, Hollywood in Toto, StudioJake, and more. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. FROM THE BOOK: “So, what’s so special about your book?” It’s still a terrifying question, but the more you see it, the better you can prepare to answer it. It might be hard for you to realize that your book is special at all, especially if you are a new writer, or you’re one of those people who struggle with self-confidence (I can assure you from personal experience you are in good company). I know exactly how that feels. But your book will be special, because it’s yours. It is your words written down on paper, your story written for the world to see, and the book you were born to write. It’s yours. This is something that people tend to say about kids, and I like using this analogy here because kids can be the result of good sex, just as my “book babies” are the result of my writing. No one will love my real children the way I do. My kids are unlike everyone else’s children because they are mine. And no one will ever love my husband the way I do, because he is the one I chose and the one who chose me back. Your own love story will be special because it’s yours. Your book will be special too. But, let’s face it, “special” has its limits, especially when it comes to the competitive writing market. Your unique outlook should be what tips the balance in your favor, and you do yourself a lot of favors if your tipping point doesn’t have a lot of unattractive baggage dragging it down. This means you need to take care to make your book be its best. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: "An absolutely brilliant, cheeky, and fun guide to writing better. Great for anyone tired of bland writing guides." ~ Liliyana, Book Review "Chock-full of useful writing advice, written by a woman who clearly knows what she’s talking about." ~ Jessica, Author and Book Reviewer

How Not to Write a Thesis or DissertationHow Not to Write a Thesis or Dissertation



A Guide to Success through Failure Mikael Sundström. Hašek, J. (1930), The
Good Soldier ... Ingermanson, R. (2014), How to Write a Novel Using the
Snowflake Method (Advanced Fiction Writing Book 1). Ingermanson
Communications.

Author: Mikael Sundström

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781789900514

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If you thought a book about thesis writing would make for wearisome reading, think again! In seven entertaining and enlightening chapters, Mikael Sundström sheds light on the trials and tribulations of academic writing, offering guidance on how to become a doyen of academic disaster – and, more importantly, how to avoid that fate.

Self Discipline for WritersSelf Discipline for Writers



Writing Is Hard, But You Too Can Write and Publish Books Regularly Martin
Meadows. © Copyright 2019 by ... Write to Market: Deliver a Book that Sells. 2
Shatzkin, M. (2018, ... How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method.
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Author: Martin Meadows

Publisher: Meadows Publishing

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You Too Can Become a Successful Writer—If You’re Willing to Develop This Trait Do you know that it’s almost impossible to find a successful writer who has published only one book? Virtually every widely acclaimed author has an extensive catalog of books. To join the elite ranks of those who write consistently, you need to learn how to stay prolific over the long term. And for that, the number one ingredient is self-discipline. In Self-Discipline for Writers, bestselling author Martin Meadows shares his philosophy and strategies on how to build self-discipline as a writer and how to keep writing over the long term. Here are some of the most important ideas you’ll discover: - 3 foundations of self-discipline for writers (avoid a common mistake that almost always leads to failure), - 3 steps to a strong work ethic as a writer (learn how to develop a strategy for consistently hitting your word counts), - 5 types of self-doubt common among writers and how to overcome them (if you don’t believe in yourself as a writer, how are your readers supposed to believe in you?), - 7 tips on how to manage your energy as a writer—including not only the most fundamental advice, but also intricacies like discussing your projects with other people, capturing fleeting ideas, and reading your reviews (learn why optimizing your energy is key to consistent results), - why control is essential for any writer (and how to claim it), - 5 good business practices for more self-discipline (this includes some surprising thoughts on how to run your writing business to reduce frustration and increase productivity). Writing doesn’t have to be burdensome. You too can write with more ease, and most importantly, write and publish consistently so that you can enjoy a flourishing writing career. Let’s learn together how to accomplish this exciting goal. Keywords: self-discipline for writers, self-discipline for authors, success for writers, motivation for writers, willpower for writers, discipline for writers, writing productivity

The Business of ePublishing 2015The Business of ePublishing 2015



... (WaterBrook Press/RandomHouse, 2013) Writing Fiction for Dummies (For
Dummies, 2009) Self-Published Double Vision: A Quantum Suspense Novel (
2013) City of God Trilogy (2014) How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake
Method ...

Author: Pariah S. Burke

Publisher: Pariah S. Burke

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The Business of ePublishing 2015 Edition explains in thorough detail what professional publishers, designers, and traditional, independent, and hybrid authors need to know about the world and business of digital publishing in 2015 and beyond. It goes beyond the rhetoric and paranoid proclamations rampant in social media, blogs, and news outlets to provide provable, unbiased insight into the users, devices, formats, and real world economics of ebooks, fixed-layout ebooks, digital textbooks, digital magazines, and more for all levels of publishing—enterprise, small- to medium-sized publishers, indies, and self-publishers. Whether you are an aspiring self-publisher or the CEO of a major publishing house, a freelance designer or sales person, this book provides you with the insight, background, statistics, figures, and examples to help you make sense of the business, economic, and marketing concerns of epublishing, and help you plot your future for a successful year in digital publishing. Whether your intent is to sell yourself, your boss, or your clients, or if you just want to educate yourself about the realities of the world of epublishing, you’ll find in this book a cornucopia of important, relevant data.

Novel Writing MasteryNovel Writing Mastery



In this book, you'll find some of the following information: Top Seven Novel Writing Myths Busted Eight Ways to Develop a Compelling Character Eight Ways to Develop Your Plot The Snowflake Method How to Start Your Novel with a Bang How to ...

Author: S. Evans

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1514131773

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NOVEL WRITING MASTERY 2nd EDITION: Proven And Simple Techniques To Outline-, Structure- And Write A Successful Novel ! Bonus inside Are you one of the many who are wondering what it takes to write a novel? Do you often think that you'd love to become a writer, but you don't know where to start? You're not alone. There are many out there who have great ideas that just need to be put on paper, yet they can't seem to find the know-how to do it. I've researched for many years what it is that writers do and how they are able to accomplish the seemingly daunting task of writing a novel. Now I've gathered that information and shortened it so that you can get the important parts without having to wade through the countless blog posts and articles out there! In this book, you'll find some of the following information: Top Seven Novel Writing Myths Busted Eight Ways to Develop a Compelling Character Eight Ways to Develop Your Plot The Snowflake Method How to Start Your Novel with a Bang How to End your Novel with a Bang To Publish Traditionally or Self-Publish How to Classify Your Novel Using Genre and Word Count Seven Tips and Tricks And Much, much more.. So if you want to figure out how to complete your first novel and become not a writer, but an author, then read further! Buy your copy today!

Youth s CompanionYouth s Companion



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Children s Literature ReviewChildren s Literature Review



I found no barrier to identifying with the wasp . that novel struck a rock and sank
in Chapter 4 . ... Trying to drive from my mind my broken pact , I started on the
poem I ' d been itching to write , a requiem for the insects slain by the first frost of
fall . ... Perhaps this was due to the fact that I was using the first lines of the
requiem mass in Latin , not their English translation . ... Just as a snowflake forms
around a speck of dust , I build a story for children around that metaphorical
center , a story ...

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Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.

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Standing out against the sky laden with snowflakes is a statue of Love, already
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