NaNoWriMo Day 12

Anyone else’s character just get abandoned in the middle of the woods with a gunshot wound to the knee? No? Just me?

Today’s prompt:

A graveyard and a shovel.

Because we all have stakes. What is main character risking?

NaNoWriMo Day 9

Mondays. Need to catch up on my word count, read many things for my masters degree, and now self isolate for 12 days. Does that mean I’ll get more writing done? Probably not.

Today’s prompt:

Set a scene in a place with extreme weather, but don’t use any weather-related words to describe it.

Have fun!

NaNoWriMo Day 8

Writing can be exhausting–putting word after word down and continuously checking your word count in the hope that it will magically jump up a couple hundred.

Maybe time for some adrenaline?

What makes your character’s heart beat faster? Do they love it or hate it? Will they take the leap of faith anyway?

NaNoWriMo Day 7

Whoops, completely forgot to post a prompt yesterday. I also only managed a measly 1,000 words. But some days are like that. Don’t feel bad for missing a day! It happens.

Today’s prompt:

Write about someone experiencing the ‘overview effect’ (the feeling astronauts report having when they first see Earth from outer space).

Note: your character doesn’t have to be in outer space.

NaNoWriMo Day 5

Just a simple image for today’s prompt. I love the mottled effect of the water damage and mould. Are you writing a dystopian novel like me, where this is a common sight? Or did your protagonist stumble out of their ordinary lives and end up in an abandoned building in the woods?

Have fun!

NaNoWriMo Day 3

This morning I realised I don’t know who my character is. She’s just an ordinary girl–a paper cutout of a human.

When writing characters, it’s important that they feel real. What are their flaws? What’s special about them? What do they hate about themselves? What do they want more than anything else in their world?


Let’s do this.

NaNoWriMo Day 2

Something different today: a dialogue prompt.

“I never stood a chance did I?”

“That’s the sad part–you did once.”

Hope you’re having a good day 2. If you haven’t started yet, it’s not too late–you can do this! You can sign up for NaNoWriMo here.

NaNoWriMo Day 1

I have decided to commit to doing daily prompts this November, in an attempt to both inspire myself and my fellow NaNoers to cross the finish line.

NaNo is a big commitment. It’s by no means impossible–it is in fact quite doable–but it’s no small feat. We should be proud of every day, every word we add. If any of you decide to jump in but find yourself falling behind after a week, that’s okay!

Every word is an achievement, because every second you spend thinking about your characters and their world will make you a better writer. It’s special as well, because it brings so many people together–the only competition is with yourself, unlike so much of the writing world out there. So I’m here to cheer you on, whether this is your first rodeo or your thirty-seventh.

So let’s kick day one’s butt.

The prompt:

Day 1.

Write about a childhood memory. Why is your main character remembering it?

I won’t be sharing my writing for these prompts. However, I might throw in an excerpt from my brand new manuscript here and there, depending on how I feel.

Also, if you have any recommendations for prompts this November, let me know in the comments! I want to get a good variety of different prompt types, to add to the fun.

Happy NaNoWriMo, everyone.