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NaNoWriMo: Small prompts

I may have mentioned before that I’m not a big fan of prompts, but in NaNoWriMo I am a fan of arbitrary. Generally an arbitrary word count on a particular character or historical event or an arbitrary amount of time to write nonstop. I’m not great with writing nonstop unless I’m racing someone, but I […]

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NaNoWriMo: Word Sprints

I love word sprints and word wars. A word sprint, to me, is a writing for an allotted amount of time (although with Write Deck it’s writing an allotted amount of words). A word war is when you write for an allotted amount of time with other people and whoever has the biggest pile of […]

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NaNoWriMo: Write Deck

I’d rather share a cool resource I’ve found and love instead of creating a writing prompt or writing exercise. If you are looking for prompts, go here. Write Deck: A place for word sprints/word wars. You can create public ones or invite people to join you privately. I’m LitSidekick on the site, if you’d like […]

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NaNoWriMo: Other places to find good NaNoWriMo Resources

How’s you’re writing doing? I’m kinda behind, so instead of writing a new prompt, I’m going to give you a few sites to visit along with a description of why I’m recommending you visit that site. Write Or Die: you can give yourself a word goal, a time limit, and set it on three different […]

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NaNoWriMo: Cryptozoology, Pt. 1: Underwater

You’ll need a timer for this prompt. If you don’t have one, you can use this website: BLAM! You can also use writeordie.com. There is a giant Kraken in the sea that hasn’t been seen in a millennium and you decide to go look for it. In order to book a space on the next […]

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NaNoWriMo: Pop Culture Prompt

I’m a fan of pop culture and it often finds its way into my stories. Either roll an 8-sided die (find an online die here: Random.org Dice page) for a number or pick your favorite number between 1 and 10. This is how many references to pop culture or news events that you need to […]

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NaNoWriMo: ABC Prompt

I’m a fan of ABC stories (or ABC flash fictions). How it works: starting with A, each sentence begins with the next letter of the alphabet. You could also start on a different letter and run through the alphabet like a loop (start at K and end on J) or start at Z and go […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: It’s About To Go Down

Here are links to all the planning stuff: Finding time Finding money Food stuffs Find your jams A Hoard of Inspiration Find Your Writing Posse Put together a work space (or a work space bag) Here are links to all the character resource guides: Getting Ready To Write The Other Resources for Writing Different Mental […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Setting Exercises

Setting in writing is a lot like editing in a movie: if it’s good, it will be part of the story without drawing the reader’s attention and help with the flow of the story. Below are some links to help kick-start writing about the setting(s) of your story. Melissa Donovan’s Fiction Writing Exercises For Developing […]

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NaNoWriMo Prep: Plot Exercises

I understand that Chris Baty (founder of NaNoWriMo) wrote a book called No Plot, No Problem. And since¬†you’re writing 50,000 words in a month, maybe you don’t need a plot to start with and instead you’ll back into one. But as Edna Mode says, “I find luck favors the prepared, darling.” Below are a few […]

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