Saturday, October 17, 2009

snowflake method

Archive for snowflake method » Jordan McCollum: "entry is part 12 of 20 in the series The plot thickens (Mwahahaha)

The Snowflake Method of story design is just one way to create a plot—but it’s not the best way, nor is it even a good way for all of us. (And we’ll continue to look at more methods to plot stories over the next two weeks.) We’ve already seen how Carol adapted the Snowflake Method to suit her needs as a writer, using its strengths for her and discarding its potential weaknesses. So what are the potential strengths and weaknesses of the Snowflake Method, so we can do this for ourselves?

After spending so much time refining them and writing about them, you get to know your characters and your plot well. Really well. Before you even write one word of your story, you have pages and pages of information on the characters, their backgrounds, how they see the story unfolding. You know the events, the sequence, the logic there.

Another strength is that you can start with almost nothing and “grow” a plot “naturally.” If you start with just the most basic idea"

Randy Ingermanson For his Snowflake Analysis - Google Search: "Interview: Randall Ingermanson
Randall Ingermanson (shown here with his first two daughters) is the author of ... analysis to automate the interpretation of microscope images of cells. ..... This is my infamous Snowflake process, and it's the most-downloaded page on ..."

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