Hello, my fellow writing fiends. NaNo officially kicked off yesterday, so it's time to put words to page and get this draft written.
Each Wednesday I'll have a new writing prompt and timer you can use to help you focus on getting your word count in for the day. Come back to the posts as often as you need to throughout the month.
For a more interactive session, join me on my YouTube channel where I'll be hosting live sessions, Thursdays at 11 am, EST. Those will be saved to the channel so you can revisit them as needed.
Alright, enough stalling, let's get to writing. After reading the prompt, get your pen (or fingers on the keyboard/stylus in hand/press record on the voice recorder...etc) and paper ready, then press play on the timer and start writing.
*This week's timer includes music so adjust the volume accordingly*
Fiction - Opening scene; what day is it? What's your main character doing? Why is this character important to the story? Answer these questions and more as you write your opening scene. Remember, it's good to start with something that's going to grab the reader's attention.
Non-Fiction - Write a letter to the reader; why should they read your book? What insights will they gain? How will they feel or be changed after they've read your book? Talk to your ideal reader in such a way that they willingly turn the page.
Great job! How many words did you get this session? Leave them in the comments below so I can cheer you on :-). Also, check below for my word count as we go along.
Alright friends. That's it for this session. See you back here next Wednesday or tomorrow on my YouTube channel. Until then, as always, sending light and inspiration.