30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 21

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 21

When did your main character need help from someone else? Tell the story.

Extend it: Write a scene in which your main character has an opportunity to pay it forward?

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 20

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 20

What unusual thing does your character collect? Write 300 words about the first item in the collection?

Extend it: Write a scene in which the collection is stolen, broken up, ridiculed, or hidden.

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 19

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 19

List 5 places in which you have never set a story. Describe one in detail, using all 5 senses.

Extend it: Write a scene in which a character must go to this place.

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 18

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 18

List 12 things your main character fears.

Extend it: Write a scene in which your main character needs to face one of those fears.

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 17

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 17

Observe an animal and describe it’s behaviour and mannerisms as if it were a person.

Extend it: Write a scene including a character who acts like the animal you described.

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 16

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 16

Make a list of places your antagonist loves. Describe one of those places from the antagonist’s point of view.

Extend it: Write a scene from the protagonist’s point of view that takes place in that location.

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 15

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 15

Choose a favourite colour for a character and describe all the ways they use that colour to decorate their living space.

Extend it: Write a scene in which a guest breaksĀ one of the things in their home that they love.

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 14

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 14

Describe a daily ritual in detail, using as many senses as you can. Examples: brushing your teeth, the route you take to get to work or school, putting your things away when you come home.

Extend it: Use some part of this routine in a scene with a character who is not you.
Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 13

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 13

Write a list of 13 things that could go wrong for a character you love.

Extend it: Write a scene in which one of those things does go wrong.

Now, go write!

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30 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 12

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A Writing Prompt for Every Day in November

Don’t miss a day, enter your email address on the left and get a reminder with each new prompt.

How to use these prompts for NaNo participants:
Do ALL writing in your manuscript. Keep your word count climbing.
Do NOT worry that following a prompt will take you away from the focus of your story. Your unconscious will make the connections for you. Your job is to get words out. Revise later.
Do follow your story over the specifics of the prompt.
Have Fun!

Writing Prompt Day 12

Complete this sentence from your antagonist’s perspective:

When I woke up this morning, I expected I would ___________, but __________

Extend it: Write the day as it actually unfolded.

Now, go write!

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