This post first appeared on this blog on 07 November 2012, and is an extract from our NaNoWriMo-themed issue 3 of Publishing Talk Magazine.
Are you surviving NaNoWriMo? Here’s your second week of writing prompts from Sarah Salway to keep you going!
Day 8: You’ll be sure of the names of your main characters by now. Look up the meaning (Behind the Name is a good site, and has a fun random name generator to shake things up a little.) How can you include something from this in your section today?
Day 9: What’s the weather like? Too often we forget to add external details such as weather and season in our writing. How does this change the story?
Day 10: 5,000 words… and counting! Find a motivational quote about writing and stick it on your computer. One of my favourites is: “You fail only if you stop writing” – Ray Bradbury.
Day 11: What can your character smell?
Day 12: A letter comes…
Day 13: Interview your character. Take a look at these 100+ questions to help you interview your character for inspiration.
Day 14: If you’ve been writing in the same place every day, try something different. A new room in the house maybe, or a café. Take a bus and write on the top deck. Experiment.
Find Sarah’s full 30-Day Writing Bootcamp in our NaNoWriMo-themed issue 3 of Publishing Talk Magazine, or follow the links below: