My little, personal project has expanded a bit over the past couple days, and I wanted to take a minute to write about them. Plus, I’m stuck on trying to write out the character pages from my other two protagonists. They’re in my head, somewhere, I can feel it, but I can’t seem to be able to find them at the moment. Maybe if I ignore them, they’ll get lax in their hiding and I can catch them unaware.
So, the first expansion of this project comes from Fraser Ronald of the always entertaining Accidental Survivors podcast, as well as Sword’s Edge Publishing. He has started up the process on his own blog, and has been actively commenting on my progress, as well. This is a collaboration (probably the wrong word) that will hopefully go however far we’re each willing to go.
The second development is more of a cool moment, than any sort of project expansion. Randy Ingermanson, the developer of the Snowflake Method, and an author of several published novels, has commented on both of our blogs. He responded to Fraser’s sentence summary, and cleared up some confusion I had about the lack of world-building in the Snowflake Method. I think this is very cool, and whether he’s following our progress or just noticing links back to him, I give huge props to him for taking the time to leave feedback.
As for the questions and problems I’ve had crop up during this experiment, well, I simply hadn’t paid enough attention to site surrounding the Snowflake article. Upon further inspection, one wherein I actually opened my eyes ( ), I noticed Mr. Ingermanson has a number of lessons and articles for sale on that site. The one concerning the Snowflake Method even includes examples and detailed descriptions.
Now, I get it. And, once again, I think the author is owed some kudos. I’ve seen a lot of websites that offer supposedly great lessons and plans, tease you with a step or two, and then put the meat of the information behind a dollar sign. Not so with this site. For me, the Method is the meat, and what’s provided is plenty to take me through the process. Should I need some guidance or examples, those I have to pay for, and that’s cool.
So, thank you, Fraser, for joining me in this. Thank you, Randy, for checking in. And, thank you, whoever you may be, for stopping by. Feel free to join us, if you’d like. Now, I have some characters to pin down.