Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Day 3: NaNoWriMo



Welcome to Day three of NaNo right now.

Today I'm going to recommend something that hasn't necessarily assisted me in writing, but it has helped a lot of people I know. Word prompts. Here is some information if you're new to prompts and sprints.

What it is is a writing prompt that must be written as fast as possible. It may be an action one of your characters needs to do or an object that needs to be included in a scene. The idea being if you get stuck with the case of writer's block then the word prompt will be the solution.

I never had a use for word prompts. Time and brute force has been a tried and true solution. I've seen cooking a pizza as one. Stubbing a toe as another.

One place to consistently receive new word prompts every day is NaNoWordSprints. Everyone can check in and write along. The best part is if you only have a few minutes then these prompts are exactly for you. Use this whenever you need it, like yesterday's post, this in another tool in your arsenal.