I first came across this while reading up on writing techniques and found it fit nicely with what I called my ‘Cards’ method.
Read about the snowflake method here : The Snowflake Method
The ‘Cards’ approach was simple.
- Write a summary of your story on a 5×3 lined card
- Take 3 new cards and break that summary into a beginning, middle and end.
- Throw away the original card
- Take the first card and split that
- ……… repeat as needed
This led to the first tool I built to do this electronically – can it can still be found in the wavemaker software as the snowflake tool