Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
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NaNoWriMo Update: The Snowflake Method

In an attempt to get some planning done, I have begun working with The Snowflake Method. I haven't even read the whole thing, as I'm taking it one step at a time. Consequently, all items are subject to change as I learn more about it myself.

Step One: A One-Sentence Summary

A Roman soldier converts after witnessing the death of Christ.

Step Two: Expand that sentence into a full

paragraph describing the story setup, major

disasters, and ending of the book.

Malchus, a Roman soldier, gives up his sword and attempts to convert after witnessing the death of Christ. He wants to live righteously, but realizes he doesn't know what that means. The disciples won't teach a Gentile, but can Malchus overcome his prejudice and learn scripture from a woman? Malchus must survive assassination attempts and religious persecution to realize his dream of preaching God's Word. After losing all his earthly treasures in the burning of Rome, Malchus retires to Pompeii - with the church's blessing - to start a new church.

I haven't decided if he'll really end up in Pompeii or not. I'll try to get some character info set up with Step 3, but I am still figuring out who my main characters will be. I have a few ideas, and hopefully they'll blossom soon.

Tags: nanowrimo, writing

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