The second-smartest thing I did in the last five years was to invent that pesky “Snowflake method” for designing and writing a novel. No doubt about it — the Snowflake has helped me write better and faster, and that’s been worth a lot of money to me.
What’s the SMARTEST thing I did in the last five years? That’s easy. The smartest thing I did was posting the Snowflake method on my web site for free. I didn’t realize it at the time, but that was a great move. Here’s why:
In the four years since I posted my Snowflake article, it’s been viewed 317,000 times. That article has made me famous among writers on six continents. It’s helped numerous writers get rolling on their novels. It’s brought me more speaking engagements than I can handle — which has earned me a fair bit of money in speaking fees. It’s made me hundreds of friends. It’s pulled me in to a large writing organization where I now sit on the Advisory Board. It’s paved the way for me to launch a business doing what I LOVE — teaching writing.
All that from one little article of 3000+ words, which I gave away for free.
The Snowflake article is what I call a “SuperArticle” — a high-performing article that has given me a piece of the global mindshare, brought me fame in the writing world as “the Snowflake Guy”, and even earned me some cash.
Honestly, I lucked into all that. I never expected any of that to happen. Never planned it. Things just fell into place and I followed the opportunities.
Looking back over the last four years, I wish I’d written a bunch more SuperArticles. I wish I’d written one or two for every novel I published. I wish I’d known then what I know now.
Looking forward, I’ve decided that I’m going to do that from here on. I’m going to commit to writing several SuperArticles per year and getting them out there — preparing the way for the novels I’m working on now. I’ve analyzed what I did right with the Snowflake SuperArticle and what I could have done better. I’ve put it all into a step-by-step plan for how I’ll write each SuperArticle from now on.
Wanna try your hand at it too? You can. If you’re a writer, you already have all the skills you need to write killer SuperArticles and start grabbing some of that mindshare, fame, and cash that’s out there. You can start building your platform TODAY for the novel you’ll be bringing out 2 years from now.
I’ll even coach you on it. I’ve put the whole method together into a 32-page Special Report, “Super Performing Articles”. It’s not free, but it’s about as close to free as I can make it. For the price of a fast-food lunch, you can get it. For more info, click on this page.