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January 25th Daily Writing Prompt

Today, write about water. Show your character interacting with a body of water, large or small – a pond or a glass of water. How important is water in the world of your story? A dwindling resource, a plentiful one,… Continue Reading →

January 24th Daily Writing Prompt

Today write about being lost. How many ways are there to be lost and how is being lost viewed in the culture of your story’s world? Is it shameful, embarassing, celebrated, secretly admired? Write for five minutes showing someone who… Continue Reading →

January 23rd Daily Writing Prompt

Today, write about cold. Show your story’s world in the grip of winter or describe how your characters respond to cold. What about animals – how do they cope, what are the ways your story’s world has for caring for… Continue Reading →

January 22nd Daily Writing Prompt

Today, write about money. Is your character a spender or a saver? Where do they store their money and how secure is it? Show your character suffering a lack of money or a glut of it. Write for five minutes… Continue Reading →

January 2nd Daily Writing Prompt

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’.

Nanowrimo 30th Daily Writing Prompt

Today, include a little foreshadowing of what will happen after your story has ended. Is this in fact merely a new beginning? Will the tale continue? How will the characters go on with their lives after the whirlwind they have… Continue Reading →

Nanowrimo 29th Daily Writing Prompt

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.

Nanowrimo 28th Daily Writing Prompt

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 →

Nanowrimo 27th Daily Writing Prompt

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!

Nanowrimo 26th Daily Writing Prompt

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.

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