How to Write A Novel Using the Snowflake Method 10 Step in 10 Days Series | Step Two
A reader expects excitement from a writer, especially in a good cozy mystery or any other fiction. And when you think of a three-act-structure for your story, instead, call it a three-disaster-structure. Why? Because disaster drives excitement, and result in a decision, which changes the direction of a story.
What a brilliant concept. Who wants to read a boring story about characters who play it safe by staying in their comfort zone. So this is not just a concept, it’s a method applied when you outline using the Snowflake Method.
Step Two: Snowflake Method
Write One-Paragraph Summary of your story.
*Include the following
Explain the backstory and introduce one or two major characters
Summarize Act 1 ending with your first disaster * this will cause your MC to commit to the story
Summarize the 1st half of Act 2 ending with your second disaster * this will cause your MC to change their thinking and change the direction of the story
Summarize the end of Act 2 with your third disaster * this will lead your MC and Villain commit to the end of the story
Summarize Act 3, which will lead to the final showdown of your story *either your MC will succeed or fail. Ending your story with a happy ending or a bittersweet ending.
The Purpose of Step Two
To make sure you story has a three-act-structure, with three strong disasters and a clear premise.
Happy Writing ~