How do you prep for NaNo?
Most of the time, when I talk about outlining on this blog, pretty much everyone who comments tells me that they don’t outline at all.
So, how do you exactly prep for NaNo, if you prep at all?
I find that writing prompts are a great way to get your creative juices flowing.
This book by Brian Kiteley is filled with various writing prompts and exercises. Prompts that have to do with point of view, characters, emotions, time, and much more. It’s really a great read and great practice.
Like the previous book, this one, also by Brian Kiteley has more great prompts and exercises. The themes around the prompts are a little different. These exercises have to do with various themes in writing such as love or death. It also goes deeper into friends and family as well as school and the like.
This writing prompt book by Jay Sacher is unique as each page is broken into three pieces. It’s spiral bound on the inside and you can move the pages around as you wish. This means endless prompt possibilities for you.
Written by Bonnie Neubauer, this is a big book of prompts. It ranges from scene prompts, scenerio prompts, first lines, pictures, and more.
This is a great one by Martha Alderson. These prompts cater to where you are in your book: the beginning, halfway point, climax, and end. These prompts are pretty in depth, but they’re helpful.
Have you used any of these books? What other books of writing prompts do you use? Let me know in the comments below and we’ll chat!
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