Your character is talking on their home phone. What kind of phone do they have? What phone mannerisms does your character have? Show him or her in their ‘phone persona’.
Today make everything in your writing joyous. Have joyous trees, roads, food, gestures, clothes. Let every word sing, we have reached the end and we are happy. Or make it all tragic, depending on the ending of your novel.
Today write a big declamatory speech. It could be your villain, revealing his dastardly plot to a strangely passive audiennce; it might be your main character declaring his position on life, love and everything she has encountered on her journey…. Continue Reading →
Today include an ignoble emotion in your story: jealousy, irritation, intolerance, anger. It might be something your character experiences, or it might be displayed by a minor character they encounter. But big it up, as the end is near!
Today write about the obstacles in a journey, perhaps a mundane journey or a climactic, life changing one. Include plenty of detail about what kept your characters from proceeding smoothly.
Today, write aabout a wish. Maybe it has been fulfilled during the course of the story, or is still waiting to happen. Have a character reflect on his or her or its wishes.
Today write about sleeping arrangements. Are your characters loners or are they by now getting it together with other charcaters? How are they handling this detail of their adventure? Describe bedding and pre bed routines.