Monday, August 3, 2009

Randy Ingermanson's Secrets to Great Novel Writing

You may have heard of Randy Ingermanson. He's dubbed The Snowflake Guy, because he created a way to write your novel using "the snowflake method". Many published authors use and love this method of novel writing, including Camy Tang, Jill Eileen Smith, and Jeanette Hanscome. Randy is a sought-after conference speaker and is highly respected in the publishing world.

Here's a little bit more about Randy:

Randy earned a Ph.D. in physics at U.C. Berkeley, which is a wretchedly lame excuse for people to call him " America's Mad Professor of Fiction Writing," but life isn't always fair. He is the award-winning author of six novels and one non-fiction book.

Randy publishes the world’s largest electronic magazine on the craft of writing fiction, the FREE monthly
Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine. His ultimate goal is to become Supreme Dictator for Life and First Tiger and to achieve Total World Domination.


Now, here's some great news for you! Randy has taken all of his wisdom from years of experience in novel writing and created two ebooks for writers. Fiction 101 and Fiction 201 offer valuable information on the writing process and how to write a great novel.

Here's what you can expect from these ebooks (taken from his site):

Here's what you'll get in Fiction 101:

217 pages of lecture notes in PDF format, readable on ANY computer

The SAME notes in a format you can read on your web browser--while you're LISTENING to me give the corresponding lecture

Six and a half hours of audio, in compressed MP3 format--listenable on ANY computer or on your iPod

My famous Snowflake Goodies package for designing and analyzing your novel

Here's the Table of Contents for Fiction 101:

Introduction
Your Roadmap
StoryWorld
Characters
Plot
Dialogue
Theme
Designing Your Novel
Your Work Habits
Writing Conferences
Summary

Here's what you'll get in Fiction 201:

310 pages of lecture notes in PDF format, readable on ANY computer

The SAME notes in a format you can read on your web browser--while you're LISTENING to me give the corresponding lecture

Ten and a half hours of audio, in compressed MP3 format--listenable on ANY computer or on your iPod

A copy of a proposal that I used to sell a novel in only 7 weeks--when I didn't have an agent.

My famous Snowflake Goodies package for designing and analyzing your novel

Here's the Table of Contents for Fiction 201:

Introduction
Your Roadmap
Writing a Proposal
StoryWorld
Characters
Plot
Theme
Designing Your Novel
Tiger Marketing
Your Work Habits
Writing Conferences
Summary

Remember, Fiction 101 is for beginning writers and covers everything you need to learn in order to become an intermediate writer.

Fiction 201 is for intermediate writers and is at a deeper level than Fiction 101. In Fiction 201, I assume you know the material at the level taught in Fiction 101

MORE ABOUT THESE TWO EBOOKS AND ORDERING INFORMATION

If you have read either of these books, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

3 comments:

David Murdoch said...

Pray to God for help and guidance as to how to best do your writing.


"His ultimate goal is to become Supreme Dictator for Life and First Tiger and to achieve Total World Domination." <- we all set high expectations for ourselves I suppose.

God Bless,

Lynda Schab said...

Um, David, I am 100% positive that Randy was joking. He's a great Christian guy. :-)

Seema said...

I bought a copy of Fiction 101 and am working through listening to the lectures. TONS of great advice. Relevant, specific examples. It's been useful as I write my novel. I highly reccomend it to anyone who is serious about learning the craft of writing a novel.