NaNoWriMo Day 15 – 2021

We are halfway!

Congratulations to all of you who have made it this far, whether you’re soaring ahead or still struggling in the thousands. No matter what your word count, you are doing amazing and I’m very proud!

Today’s writing prompt:

Write a midpoint in a character’s arc

That ‘aha’ moment when the character finally sees themselves clearly–are they regretful? Are they determined? Have they realised what they have to change? If you’ve already written your main character’s midpoint, think about your other characters–do any of them have a midpoint moment? Is it at the same time as your MC or at a different point in your story?

Enjoy! And don’t forget to celebrate all your hard work so far.

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