Happy November, y’all! You know what that means, right? It’s NANOWRIMO time!
National Novel Writing Month is your chance to write that novel you’ve always dreamed of. The organization behind the event gives you support and helps you track progress. If you’re the kind of writer who needs a bit of structure and accountability, this is for you!
So get out your notebooks and pens, or your keyboard and fingers as the case may have it, and get to writing! Who’s in?
Here are some prompts from the depths of the Internet to get you started.
“By focusing purely on the objects and colour palette of the film, I see the posters as providing an interesting and fresh perspective on the film’s themes and characters even for someone who has seen the film many times.”
Imagine the stories these bog bodies could tell! With advancements in science, we are able to piece together more and more of their secrets.
It is hard to be creative, to keep up a writing schedule, when the world around you is in chaos. And yet, writing is cathartic and important. To help you keep up the good work of writing, here are some prompts picked especially for you.
The big news this week: NASA found “a small, faint star relatively close by is home to seven Earth-size planets with conditions that could be right for liquid water and maybe even life.” Geek-out time!
Writing is hard. As Ta-Nehisi Coates said in an interview for Atlantic Video’s Creative Breakthroughs series, “It’s as though you have a certain music in your head, and trying to get that music out on the page is absolute hell. But what you have to do is give yourself a day, go back, revise, over and over and over again.”
Regardless of politics and all the other craziness consuming us right now, the Internet is still an amazing source of inspiration for writers. If you find yourself without ideas, consider these prompts, culled just for you.
We’ve made it to another Friday, friends. (This one is an accomplishment for Rachel, since this was her first week back after a trip to Costa Rica. Yeah, it was as beautiful as you’re imagining. #notsorry)
To begin the weekend right, let’s explore the magic of the Internet for inspiration. It’s chock-full of stories, essays, and poems waiting to be written. Let us know how you end up using them!
Many writing prompts provide you with a topic, which you then brainstorm and explore through phrases of your own imagining. Today’s prompt does the opposite: it provides you with the phrases, but you must piece them together to create the topic. But where will these phrases come from? Who has such a ready supply? Don’t worry! The source is likely right on your bookshelf or saved in your browser.