This post first appeared on this blog on 15 November 2012, and is an extract from our NaNoWriMo-themed issue 3 of Publishing Talk Magazine.
Are you half way through your NaNoWriMo draft? Here’s your next week of writing prompts from Sarah Salway!
Day 15: 7,500 words… and half way through so it’s time for a dance. Either you, or your character.
Day 16: It’s midnight. Your character is awake. What’s going on?
Day 17: Write about the colour yellow.
Day 18: What music would your character listen to? Choose this in context of your novel – the place, the year, the age of your character. Keep playing this until it gets under your skin too.
Day 19: Write about the physical appearance of an object in great detail today. Really try to capture it on the page.
Day 20: You’ve reached at least 10,000 words … spend ten minutes writing down every nice thing other people have said about your writing – from your first teacher to your best friend. It doesn’t matter who, and don’t be modest. No one will see this but you.
Day 21: Your character makes a mistake.
Find Sarah’s full 30-Day Writing Bootcamp in our NaNoWriMo-themed issue 3 of Publishing Talk Magazine, or follow the links below: