A while ago I learned about the snowflake novel planning method, and was totally hooked on the premise of it but was a bit too daunted to actually fully put it to use. So, I made a Coda doc to guide someone through it. I think this is the perfect use of Coda: A very simple mini app that is a bit too specific to make into an actual desktop program, but is still very helpful and needed.
The snowflake planning method is a a great way to figure out your novel’s plot and characters in a way that helps eliminate unnecessary fluff. The basic premise of the snowflake planning method is that you start by laying out the basics of the story (in a one sentence summary) and then keep expanding the details until you’ve worked out each individual scene. This means that from the very beginning you are forced to ask yourself what the soul of your novel is, which will help tremendously as you work out the rest of it.
This doc will help you go through the steps of the snowflake method without getting confused about what step you are on and what you need to do next.
Here are some links to find out more about the Snowflake Method:
Zoe reminds us that Coda isn’t just for business and tech nerds. She doesn’t fit the mold of our other early adopters. She’s never looked at Coda as a business solution to process and teamwork. Instead, Zoe walked into a blank canvas and blinking cursor, and dreamed up an app in a doc. She runs all her self-directed homeschooling in a Coda doc. And she’s even using it to write her novel.