Category Archives: NaNoWriMo

NANOWRIMO Day 23

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Write about you character’s favorite holiday and how they celebrate.

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NANOWRIMO Day 22

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Write about your character’s favorite fairy tale and why they like it. Or, if you’re writing in a fantasy world, create a fairy tale for that world.

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NANOWRIMO Day 21

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Write a scene between your main character and a possible love interest.

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NANOWRIMO Day 20

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Does your character have a pet? Write a scene where they play with their pet(s).

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NANOWRIMO Day 19

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Your character interacts with someone they despise. How does the interaction play out?

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NANOWRIMO Day 18

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Write a scene where a supporting character makes a significant impact on your main character

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NANOWRIMO Day 17

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Use the words “romantic,” “argent,” “coruscate,” and “efficacious” in a chapter of your novel. Make sure to give context clues!

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What characters from novels stand out to you? What makes them good/dynamic?
Can you think of any bad examples?

NANOWRIMO Day 16

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Write a scene that purely serves to illustrate a setting.

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NANOWRIMO Day 15

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What motivates your character? Write a scene showcasing their motives in your story

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There are physical and abstract antagonists.
The Physical Antagonist
A physical antagonist is a living, breathing character in a novel that is standing in the way of the protagonist achieving his or her goal. This does not mean that all physical antagonists are evil monsters. Some antagonists stand in the way simply through jealousy, or misunderstanding, or by having a set of goals that differs from that of the protagonist’s. If Fernando is your protagonist and he wants to take Jill to the dance, but Greg asked her first, this doesn’t mean Greg is a “bad guy.” He’s just another guy who likes the same girl. Then again, there are those antagonists that are just plain evil. It’s
up to you to decide who’s going to stand in your protagonist’s way, and how he or she is going to do it.

The Abstract Antagonist

Though a lot of antagonists are living, breathing beings, some are not. Some protagonists face off against illness, or grief, or the powers of a corrupt
government. We like to call these kinds of antagonists abstract antagonists because they don’t take actual physical form. If your novel’s antagonist is not
a living person/animal/entity, you have an abstract antagonist. It may be easier think of it this way: if your protagonist cannot physically kick your antagonist in the knee, he or she is probably abstract.

What kind of antagonists do you have?

NANOWRIMO Day 14

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Write a scene about reading a book–what is the significance of this book?

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