Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Summer 2020- Pot Luck – #BookReview – A Snowflake in July by Abbie Johnson Taylor
Posted on September 15, 2020 by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.
Welcome to the current series of Posts from Your Archives… and I will be picking two posts from the blogs of those participating from the first six months of 2020. If you don’t mind me rifling through your archives… just let me know in the comments or you can find out the full scope: Posts from Your Archives – Pot Luck – 2020
This is the second post by Abbie Johnson Taylor and this week I am sharing one of her book reviews for a book on writing a novel.
Thursday Book Feature: A Snowflake in July – How to Write Your Novel Using the Snowflake Method by Randy Ingermanson
About the book
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—a battle-tested series of ten 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 on paper.
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—turning her into a stronger, more courageous person.
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. Most important, it’s effective, because it shows you, rather than telling you. You’ll learn by example how to grow your story idea into a sizzling first draft. before you write it.
Abbie’s review for the book 23rd July 2020
I tried the Snowflake Method online several years ago when I was stuck on a novel I was writing. I gave up after the first two or three steps, and my novel eventually became a short story. But when a fellow writer recommended the Audible version of the book, I figured it was worth a second look. I discovered that this is the best book on novel-writing I’ve ever read.
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Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.September 16, 2020
Thank you for sharing Patty have a good Wednesday.
Patty L. FletcherSeptember 16, 2020
You’re welcome. Happy to do it.
Hope your day is incredibly good.
Patty L. Fletcher
Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant
Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .
Food For Thought
We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.
Source: New Day Herald website