Writing Wednesday: Creative Prompts for Every Day of NaNoWriMo

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Has it really been a year already since the last National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)? If you, like us, are still thinking of your last attempt at this month-long writing challenge, it may seem difficult to envision what you might possibly write about this November.

That’s where these handy writing prompts come in! If you know you want to tackle NaNoWriMo but are worried about running out of ideas – fear not. We have thirty inventive prompts to help jump-start your creativity throughout the month. We’ve also created a new NaNoWriMo category on our Paperblanks Journal Prompt App, so you can find these phrases (and other interesting prompts) there!

NaNoWriMo Prompts for November…

  1. Your main character looks out the window and sees…
  2. The room begins to fill with smoke…
  3. Two characters meet to share a meal…
  4. “I have a plan,” said…
  5. The weather suddenly turned chilly…
  6. A secret is about to be revealed…
  7. The hero turns out to be the villain…
  8. Your character wakes up in the morning and…
  9. “I didn’t expect to see you here…”
  10. Suddenly an important newsflash came on the television screen…
  11. The lights flickered, but…
  12. A small cough came from someone at the back of the room…
  13. A cacophony of traffic noises suddenly filled the air…
  14. Your character: “On second thought…”
  15. Incorporate the closest object on your right into your next sentence…
  16. A secondary character agrees: “Yes, and…”
  17. The phone rings, and it’s the last person your character would expect…
  18. Look at your most recent text message and incorporate it into the next paragraph…
  19. Everything looks different after dark, and…
  20. “You should have listened,” said…
  21. A car appeared on the horizon…
  22. This morning, the sun appeared to rise in the west…
  23. Your character celebrates a meaningful anniversary…
  24. This was it, the day they had prepared for…
  25. Your character wakes up thinking “Oh no, what have I done…”
  26. The clock struck 2, and that meant…
  27. A low roar rose up in the distance…
  28. Your character wakes up with the chance to redo the previous day…
  29. Go to Wikipedia.org and use the daily featured article to inspire your next plot point…
  30. Your character breaks an important promise…

Of course, you won’t need these prompts unless you sign up for the challenge, so be sure to head over to nanowrimo.org before November 1st to create your account!

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