Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 5

"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible."

~Vladimir Nabakov

Tip of the Day:

I didn't get a chance to pre-write all 30 Blog posts this year, so it is likely that I may miss quite a few. It's sometimes hard to find "prompt of the day" options that work with an ongoing story (most sites with writing prompts expect that you are starting something new) but here are a couple options for you:

The NaNoWriMo Young Writer's Program has a "Dare Machine" on their front page, which includes prompts. Click "Dare Me" to generate a new one.

Adam Maxwell's Fiction Lounge will generate a sentence as a "writing prompt." I haven't had a chance to look at much of the website yet, but "incorporate this sentence" (or idea) makes a good prompt.

Or, if you flip back to last year, or the year before, I'm sure you'll be able to find something you didn't use before, or which you could use in a new way this year. I usually recycle a few of the favorites, anyway.

Prompt of the Day:

Your character falls, or is in some kind of accident, and is injured in a way that affects his or her ability to do what needs to be done.


A secret admirer sends a beautiful (or creepy) gift

1 comment:

  1. Love the creepy gift prompt - ties in beautifully with my novel. But in a later chapter. I'll use it - thanks!!