Randy Ingermanson

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I'm a novelist, physicist, and fiction teacher. People around the world call me "the Snowflake Guy" because of my wildly popular "Snowflake method" for writing a novel.

I've published 6 novels and won about a dozen awards for my writing. I'm a theoretical physicist with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. I publish the world's largest electronic newsletter on how to write fiction. I run the software division at Vala Sciences, a biotech company in San Diego.

Why do I do all this? Because I like to. Life is too short to do things you don't like to do.
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The Success Equation

Nearly six years ago, in the January 2015 issue of my Advanced Fiction Writing E-zine, I wrote an article on what I call “the Success Equation.” In that article, I identified four crucial factors that determine whether you succeed or fail as a writer.


And what is “success?” I’ll define it right from the get-go as the amount of money you earn from your writing. You can define success differently, if

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“I'm going to write a novel and get it published. I'm going to do it because writing a novel is worthwhile and because I have the talent to do it.

I'm going to do it because I have something important to say to the world.

I refuse to let anything get in my way.”
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“Readers don't want to read about somebody else having powerful emotions. . . . Readers want to become somebody else for a few hours, to live an exciting life, to find true love, to face down unimaginable terrors, to solve impossible puzzles, to feel a lightning jolt of adrenaline.”
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“People would question anything having to do with God, but they wouldn’t question their own questions. They would challenge the authority of a theologian, but they wouldn’t challenge the authority of their buddy who claimed he had read a book that disproved the Bible.”
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Jo Murphy Randy, What is the definition of a Christian author. Do you actually have to talk about Christianity in the book? Jo


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Peg Brantley Hey, Randy! Good to see you on Goodreads!


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