By Adam Huddleston
Over the next few weeks, I will be attempting to use the snowflake method created by novelist Randy Ingermanson to outline a horror story that I’m working on.
Step 1. The one-sentence tagline
A new baseball recruit uses black magic to turn around his team’s failing season.
Step 2. Expanding the tagline into a full paragraph
When the Amarillo Yellowjackets find themselves at the bottom of their division, they recruit a mysterious center-fielder in the hopes of turning their season around. As their luck begins to change, a startling fact becomes apparent; fans are dying at their games. The club manager discovers that his new player is a master of black magic, and is responsible for the tragedies. When the team makes the championship series, conflict arises between player and coach concerning the fielder’s role on the team. The aftermath of their feud results in the greatest horror yet.
Step 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each main character
To be continued next week!