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NaNoWriMo Resources Write or DieThere are tons of activities for National Novel Writing Month but the most important is that pesky writing thing. To help with that you can use an online application like Write or Die to do some solo speed writing. You set the time and/or word count you'd like to reach and then select your consequence settings. During the time you must continually type or you will receive a negative consequence.Write or Die really does put the prod in productivity with multiple consequence settings and a timer. SpreadsheetTrack your progress! This will help you see how far you've come and how much you still need to accomplish. It's a great way to procrastinate too! There are loads of fancy and simple ones on the internet if you run a quick Google search.I found this one on deviantART: NaNoWriMo 20
Unstick your Plot - A guideThe Random Encounter The Guide to Moving Your Story ForwardThe classical random (there's always a classic.): This is the sort you see in just about any old RPG, or RPG comic, and probably most current ones as well that person or thing you randomly meet so you can be sent off in a random direction and never have to meet them again.Yeah, it works well enough for games I suppose but I don't recommend it in a story
get around it wherever possible. One thing I saw in the Wheel of Time books (by Robert Jordan) was having the rumors and such be heard OFFSCREEN, and delivered to the characters by someone they know. You still get your information, but without the useless extra faces.The only real reason to put in someone random is for some bit of symbolism, as a general rule, so unless you wanna get real deep or are prepared for your readers wondering if the old farmer is actually a reference to an ancient Norse God you might wanna avoid the classics.
15 Writing Prompts15 Writing Prompts1. The sky was darkening when two young girls started to dance. Peoples jointed then and others started to sing. He then started to sing along.2. I couldnt believe I was finally there; that all this time spent traveling to that city had come to and end. Of course I was happy, but it was
Not what I excepted. Slowly, I realized that I was disappointed.3. Death is a weird thing, life is even weirder. They both inspire a question who is simple and complex at the same time: Why?4. I want to save you but I dont think I can, so Ill try until the last hope has faded away.5. Kat started to unpack her things as I was studying her. She didnt look like the girl that I remembered. In my memories, she had blond hair but hers was brown. Kat had changed, but I was happy to see her again anyway.6. The fire alarm was screaming, men were running but the two teens couldnt stop themselves from staring at each other. The girl took a deep bre