Writing resources

The Snowflake Method

snowflake-wallpaper-2Many of us struggle with organizing our thoughts before we start writing – putting pen to paper is not an easy task. In this article, Randy Ingermanson shares his favourite method to get the ball point pen rolling…

Writing a novel is easy. Writing a good novel is hard. That’s just life. If it were easy, we’d all be writing best-selling, prize-winning fiction.

Frankly, there are a thousand different people out there who can tell you how to write a novel. There are a thousand different methods. The best one for you is the one that works for you.

In this article, I’d like to share with you what works for me. I’ve published six novels and won about a dozen awards for my writing. I teach the craft of writing fiction at writing conferences all the time. One of my most popular lectures is this one: How to write a novel using what I call the “Snowflake Method.

Click this link for the rest of the article: www.advancedfictionwriting.com

40 minutes stories · Meetings

40 minute stories: What? Why? Who? Where? When?

Oi! Things are about to go from awesome to shiny-mind blowing-special effects-time travelling-globe hopping-glitter and rainbows-AWESOME!

So, as many of you know, a fortunate few of us meet twice a month in Prague to create stories based on creative writing prompts. It’s magic – you come in with nothing and 90 minutes later…BAM… you’ve made a couple of friends and written a brand new story.

I’m sure many are sad that they can’t join us due to time and geographical constraints but FEAR NOT! With the magical powers of the interwebs at our fingertips we can connect and create! Yes, that’s right. After every writing session I will share the prompts through this website so that YOU can enjoy the magical world of creative writing too!

*crowd goes wild*

This is what you have to do:

Step 1: Sign up for emails through this website by clicking on the grey ‘follow’ button on the right of the webpage.

Step 2: Send me an email to request your very own personalized writing prompt.

Step 3: Write a story in maximum 40 minutes (the creativity lies in the constraints) in the comfort of your very own ANYWHERE!

Step 4: Send the story to scribblesprague@gmail.com and I’ll share it with the world

This section of the Scribbles and Giggles Blog is a space for all the stories that are created in and out of our meetings. Send your stories to scribblesprague@gmail.com and I’ll share them for all to enjoy and comment on.