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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...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 23

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 23 Day 23: When will you write? Writing habits. If you don’t already have a daily writing practice, you’re about to create one during NaNo, and you’ll be better off if you can figure out your daily routine before the real meat of the writing starts. Over the next week, keep track of your schedule hour by hour, half-hour by half-hour if you have to. When are you faffing about on your phone or...

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 22

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 22 Day 22: What kinds of people or things might get in the way of your protagonist achieving their goals? Your Protagonist. Besides the antagonist, there are many other external issues that could hinder the protagonist’s journey to realizing their desires. Who are the protagonist’s rivals, foils, or ex-lovers? What sort of institutions or factions stand in the way of the protagonist achieving...

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