wTf? wEdNeSdAy! Everyone needs a day to say wtf? What day is better than Hump Day?
First, I am suggesting you use 3:55, of the 5 minutes I get you for, and watch this video from Maureen Johnson, while she covered John Green's maternity leave. It is a great video and it gave me the confidence to start this process and share with you my suckage.
At first, this video totally made me say, wtf?! But, then it clicked.
As yesterday's post stated, I have rekindled my GLBT YA WiP (whoa acronyms) Stepbrothers. This is a journey I truly look forward to sharing with you. Sharing in two ways. I will show you my progress and you will update me on yours. It doesn't matter if you are in revisions, the middle of chapter thirty-six, word number 36,341. I want to hear from you! (In case you've forgotten how things work here, read the site disclaimer at the top of the page. Yes, I'm too lazy to post it here.)
So, here are photos of the beginning of my board. I will post the steps of the snowflake method as I accomplish them. I am designating the the left 1/3 of the board to the snowflake method. The other 2/3 to my plot map. (I believe the two things will overlap at some point.) Now, I know this little board is not large enough to contain everything. This is big picture stuff. I have a few notebooks and folders designated to character profiles and...the other stuff. Am I oozing naivety? Good, then your expectations will be low.J That was the ulterior motive behind the video. (Except Tina's expectations, she thinks I'm a prodigy or something.) Oh, the photos, duh.
I started with a grungy old project board, stolen from the retired teacher Matriarch.
I added the name of my blog and a Mount Rushmoresque picture of myself (it was totally supposed to be little) and the title of the project this board is all about: Stepbrothers.
I added the steps of the Snowflake Method as labels.
Finally, the big picture view again.
It's important for us to remember that this is a process and things will change. Maybe I'll be at ten boards by the end of March. Yeah, no. I plan to print and place the results of the steps too.
OMG, I am wasting everyone's time. So, I was planning to post my progress on the first two steps, but to save you time, I'll do that tomorrow. As a refresher the steps are listed on yesterday's post and at the Snowflake Method website. <<< you should be bookmarking that page.
If you'd like to take the time, here's my result of step one:
Step 1) One-sentence summary:boys discover they are to become stepbrothers, shortly after they each realize the other is gay.
This was hard for me because you are to shoot for fewer than fifteen words and avoid details...well, um...it was hard.
Now it's your turn: suggestions, ideas, whatever. Don't you dare post, "Looking good, Jon." I will strike down cop-outs Zeus-style. Either thoughtfully participate or don't participate at all. This doesn't mean you have to do all the steps or even try the method...just let me know where you are, where you want to be, and where you need to be.
Okay, class, you may go.