How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method

by Randy Ingermanson

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ISBN-13: 9781500574055
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/18/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 173,342
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Randy Ingermanson is the award-winning author of six novels and the best-selling book Writing Fiction for Dummies. He earned a PhD in theoretical physics from UC Berkeley and is known around the worlds as "the Snowflake Guy" in honor of his magically powerful Snowflake Method. Randy lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and daughters, where he attends to the needs of three surly and demanding cats. Visit Randy at

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How To Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun to read, if nothing else, and the structure provides running parallel examples of the author's points as the parable unfolds.
MEPinkham More than 1 year ago
A wonderful tool for new writers or anyone looking for help outlining their novel. Loads of great advice, and lots of fun to read. A keeper for sure.
AngelLeya More than 1 year ago
I LOVE that this was written in parable form! It made learning so enjoyable. I wish all writing books were like this. Not only did I get to learn about writing fiction, I was reading fiction, without all the cryptic deconstructing you have to do with a regular novel. I looked at the snowflake method briefly before, but didn't really understand it, so I kind of passed it by. I've been writing for a while, but honestly have been unable to find a groove. I started out pantsing, but it's easy to become lost in the story or stuck or where to go next. Then I tried planning, but I easily fizzed out on that, mostly abandoning the outline as problems arose with the planned story. The snowflake method has blown my mind. It's like writing and planning all at once, with none of the time-wasting and none of the drudgery. After reading this book, I'm more enthused than ever to get back to writing, and even rewriting. I need to deconstruct some old stories and fix them, but I'm confident I will be snowflaking from here on out. It's just right. :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've heard a lot about this method and was looking for a good presentation. This short book does this perfectly. Still not sure if the snowflake method will work for me, but with the information here, I can give it a reasonable try.
believerCR More than 1 year ago
This books works on two levels - first, as a "how to" book, helping writers structure their novels, and second as a commentary on writing seminars.