Source: Manjoo, Farhad. "In rush to innovate, web left exposed" from The Montreal Gazette. 10th April, 2014. A3 section.
Method: This procedure requires the first word of a text to have only one letter, the second two, the third three, and so on as far as resourcefulness and inspiration allow. The first word of a snowball is normally a vowel: in English, a I or O.
From your newspaper, select a starting vowel and then continue adding words of increasing length from the same source article or passage. Challenge yourself further by only using words in order as you encounter them in the text. Read more "snowball" poems in the comments section here.
I channeled X-Files for this one. I miss Mulder and Scully...