Nanowrimo 2018

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Below are this year’s suggested warm-up writing prompts to get ready to be in writing mode throughout November!  Have a great month, everyone!

Mon.    10/15 Day 1 – 100 words short story with anagram name, age, “…was just found”

Tues.   10/16 Day 2 – 200 words character commenting on a news item from 2018

Wed.    10/17 Day 3 – 300 words   description of someone at a surprise party

Thurs. 10/18 Day 4 – 400 words   story told from a criminal’s point of view

Fri. 10/19 Day 5 – 500 words   description of a personally significant place

Sat. 10/20 Day 6 –  600 words story based on a picture of street art found online

Sun. 10/21 Day 7 – 700 words “autobiography” of a parent (in 1st person POV)

 

Mon. 10/22 Day 8 – 800 words a short story that includes a found heirloom

Tues. 10/23 Day 9 – 900 words two or three “super-short” stories

Wed. 10/24 Day 10 – 1000 words an evil character is avenged in a bizarre way

Thurs. 10/25 Day 11 – 1100 words description of an inspiring teacher/coach/neighbor, etc.

Fri. 10/26 Day 12 – 1200 words dialogue-only skit between two people in an argument

Sat. 10/27 Day 13 – 1300 words  dialogue-free prose depicting someone having a bad day

Sun. 10/28 Day 14 – 1400 words a completely new short story involving a domestic animal

 

Mon. 10/29 Day 15 – 1500 words  a room where something incredible or sinister has taken place

Tues. 10/30 Day 16 – 1600 words  short story including someone getting hired/fired

Wed. 10/31 Day 17 – 1667 words  two speeches from people arguing a hot-button issue

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Wed.    10/31 Day 17 – 1667 words four “super-short” stories (~400 words apiece) that intertwine

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NaNoWriMo Warm-Up Activities

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I created this to get my creative writing students (and myself) some prompts to get in WRITING MODE for November.  I have attempted NaNoWriMo four times and have succeeded twice.  I’m looking to up my batting average to .600 by November 30.

Creative Writing Club Fall 2014 Writing Challenge

 

Get geared up for NaNoWriMo, gang!!!!

Mon. 10/13 Day 1 – 100 words short story with anagram name, age, “…was just found”

Tues. 10/14 Day 2 – 200 words autobiography of your life in 2014

Wed. 10/15 Day 3 – 300 words   biography of a favorite existing character

Thurs. 10/16 Day 4 – 400 words   memoir of a transitional moment from childhood

Fri. 10/17 Day 5 – 500 words   description of a significant place

 

Sat. 10/18 Day 6 –  600 words evaluation of the worst book you’ve ever read

Sun. 10/19 Day 7 – 700 words “autobiography” of a parent (in 1st person POV)

 

Mon. 10/20 Day 8 – 800 words a short story that includes a found heirloom

Tues. 10/21 Day 9 – 900 words two or three “super-short” stories

Wed. 10/22 Day 10 – 1000 words shortened version of a favorite movie/book/TV show

Thurs. 10/23 Day 11 – 1100 words description of an inspiring teacher/coach/neighbor, etc.

Fri. 10/24 Day 12 – 1200 words dialogue-only skit between two people in an argument

 

Sat. 10/25 Day 13 – 1300 words  dialogue-free prose depicting a day someone falls in love

Sun. 10/26 Day 14 – 1400 words a completely new short story

 

Mon. 10/27 Day 15 – 1500 words  a synopsis of an entire novel

Tues. 10/28 Day 16 – 1600 words  short story including someone getting fired from a job

Wed. 10/29 Day 17 – 1650 words  two speeches from people arguing a hot issue

Thurs. 10/30 Day 18 – 1667 words four “super-short” stories that intertwine

Fri. 10/31   Halloween!  Have a great day off!!

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1–SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30:  1,667 words each day = 50,000