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31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 28

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 28 Day 28: What are your NaNoWriMo contingency plans? Writing habits. Life happens. We all know this. But do you know how you’ll cope with life happening during NaNoWriMo so you don’t end up regretting anything? Some days the writing comes more slowly than others. Other days an emergency arises at work or home. Or perhaps you know in advance you’re not going to be able to write one day. Suddenly,...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 27

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 27 Day 27: What does your protagonist regret most and why? Your Protagonist. We all go through life harboring regrets about things we’ve done or left undone. Your protagonist is no exception. What sorts of things do they regret about their life so far? What are the stories behind each regret? Do the nature of these regrets change by the midpoint of the novel or after the climax, when additional...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 26

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 26 Day 26: What is the darkest moment when all hope is lost? Story and setting. If we extrapolate from the fears the protagonist holds, the hatreds they feel, and the antagonist they’re up against, what does the darkest moment in the story look like? What has to happen in order for the protagonist to be hopeless or on the verge of giving up their goal? What kinds of circumstances would make the...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 25

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 25 Day 25: What do you fear most about your writing or NaNoWriMo? Writing habits. In the spirit of Halloween coming later this week, here’s another prompt related to fears! You might or might not believe in writer’s block. Perhaps you’ve been experiencing it up until now, and you’re hoping that NaNoWriMo will give you a chance to get out of your creative rut and get back in stride....

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 24

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 24 Day 24: What does your protagonist fear most and why? Your Protagonist. Considered a certain way, the flip side of desire is fear: it’s what we don’t want to have happen. As we get closer to Halloween, let the spookiness of the season inspire you to give your character unique but believable fears. What sort of fears does the protagonist harbor? What prompted these fears in the first place? Are...

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