Good morning, my fiery friends! I hope your week was a good one. Good or bad – the weekend is here! YAY!! Happy Friday!
As I think most of you know, I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month. They offer virtual write-ins twice a week. I can’t do the Tuesday ones because they conflict with Choir rehearsal. On Thursdays, however, I was able to convince my Writing Buddy (and little brother) that we should do the Write In at 2 PM (which is our usual weekly call time) and then have our call after that.
Today, the prompts were very helpful. I don’t think I necessarily took them where the moderators expected them to go – I went where my brain took me. The first prompt was this: Ask ten questions about your plot. They can be questions to which you know the answers or questions on which you are still undecided. That was such a great prompt for me because it helped me figure out where I need to go from here.
The second prompt was not useful for me. The third, however, was to write about the internal struggles of one or more of your characters. That was very helpful, since it showed me what my protagonist is still dealing with and what needs to be resolved. It hasn’t given me a story arc yet – I know that will happen in the next day or so. The fourth prompt was to write a story in which your character gets in trouble in the first line and out of trouble by the last line. That was a ten minute sprint. The last prompt of the day was: Break something. Someone’s heart or spirit, or something physical – just break something. And I found out something I didn’t realize one of my secondary characters was doing – and the effect inhaling the contents of a broken test tube would have on my protagonist.
Have you had any great prompts or ideas thrown your way in the past week that have helped you in your writing in any way? Please share!
Don’t miss Act III – it’s due on Sunday.
APAD is nearing a close. Read the poems and add your own. Bardi and Kathy have shared some true gems in there.
Camp NaNoWriMo is pushing to the end as well. I know people who have already validated at or above their word count goals. (I am not done. I expect I will hit word count on Tuesday or Wednesday, which still gives me validation before the last day!)