Snowflake Method (cont.)
by Adam Huddleston
Last week, I began my attempt at using the snowflake method created by author Randy Ingermanson. This week, I’ll continue with Step 3.
Step 3: Write a one-sentence summary of each major character and a paragraph summarizing their goals, conflicts, and overall changes.
Dwight Lara (major character)- A new baseball recruit uses black magic to lead his team to the championship.
Dwight Lara, a twenty-three year old center fielder from Nassau, Bahamas is drafted by the Amarillo Yellowjackets midway through their season when they find themselves at the bottom of their division. Seeking to help his team, he secretly begins using black magic spells he had learned growing up in the Caribbean. The payment for each hex is the loss of a human life. As the season draws towards its conclusion, Dwight begins feeling more remorseful for each death he causes. When his deeds are discovered by the manager, he resolves to stop immediately. The manager however presses him to continue, and prior to the championship game, has the player’s son murdered in an attempt to win it all. Although the team is victorious, Dwight kills his coach and performs his final spell, a deed which causes the entire stadium to collapse, taking the lives of everyone.
Stephen Craight (major character)- A losing baseball team’s general manager forces his new player to continue his deadly methods of helping the team win.
Stephen Craight, a fifty-six year old general manager of the Amarillo Yellowjackets drafts Dwight Lara in an attempt to resurrect their season. He discovers Dwight performing black magic in a little-used area of the locker room but says nothing when he realizes that the team is now winning every game. His new player has a change of heart near the end of the season, so in an attempt to win the championship, he has Dwight’s son murdered. Lara discovers what has happened and kills Craight once the championship game is over.