At the moment I am not really interested in writing novels. I mainly want to focus on short stories. While doing some research on how to structure and plot your story, I read about the snowflake method. This is mainly focused on the novel writers however I can understand how it can help structure your novels. I am wondering if this would also help me structure my short stories or would this method be somewhat overkill? I feel that at the moment I lack the discipline for structuring my story before I start. I often start writing without having a proper plot and this method seems to force me in making sure I have the details about characters, plot and so on. Are there any thoughts on applying this method for short story writing?