The Repository of Writing Methods

  • Writing Method: Snowflake by Randy Ingermanson (Printable Summaries) Apr 6, 2016 - Randy Ingermanson is a theoretical-physicist-turned-author who uses the same left-brain logic from his first career to organize his right-brain’s creativity when writing a novel.  He is famously known for his novel structuring process called the Snowflake Method. I find the method to be interesting and helpful, but the actual article expounding it a bit long-winded (approx. 3,500 words in...
  • Writing Method: 7-Point System by Dan Wells (Printable Summaries) May 4, 2016 - Last year, Dan Wells, author of “I Am Not A Serial Killer” went over a story structure he found in the “Star Trek Narrator’s Guide: Roleplaying Game“, which he renamed as the 7-Point System.  He generously shared his PowerPoint presentation which can be found here, but as usual, I felt having a summarized version would help: Description of...
  • Writing Method: Writing into the Dark (Pantsers) by Dean Wesley Smith May 6, 2016 - This entry has now been transferred to Medium View at Medium.com posts in series: Part 1: Writing Method: Snowflake by Randy Ingermanson (Printable Summaries) Part 2: Writing Method: 7-Point System by Dan Wells (Printable Summaries) Part 3: Writing Method: Writing into the Dark (Pantsers) by Dean Wesley Smith Part 4: Writing Method: Making a Mess by Me 🙂...
  • Writing Method: Making a Mess by Me 🙂 May 16, 2016 - The writing methods summarized in this series were actually in preparation for this entry. Since my method is a concoction of the methods previously mentioned, you might find it useful to refer to them first: Part 1: Writing Method: Snowflake by Randy Ingermanson (Printable Summaries) Part 2: Writing Method: 7-Point System by Dan Wells (Printable Summaries) Part 3: Writing Method: Writing...
  • Writing Method: 3 Act/9 Block/27 Chapter Outline by Kat O’Keeffe (Printable Summaries) Aug 8, 2021 - A summary of the comprehensive outlining method developed by Youtuber and writer, Kat O'Keeffe.
  • Writing Method: Plot Structure by Jenna Moreci (Printable Worksheets) Aug 30, 2021 - A summary (+ worksheets) of a novel plotting method developed by Youtuber and indie author, Jenna Moreci.


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