I’m currently getting a bunch of ideas written down in a single sentence format. I was turned onto the ‘Snowflake Method’ by Randy Ingermason and I’m trying it out for my next few pieces. So far it is a pretty interesting method to develop in. To summarize the idea; you start small by writing a single sentence that captures the entire story. Then, you move onto expanding that into a paragraph. Your next step is to take each of your major characters and write up a summary about them. This continues on, writing a smaller version and building things up. For me the term snowflake doesn’t work so well as saying fractal. Its a single part that keeps building up and up to make a beautiful image. I highly recommend other writers take a look at it.