Daily writing assignments to help you develop your novel.
Ever had a "huh?" moment in the midst of a good book? Picture this: the main character encounters a dense thicket. This is no problem for our hero, who whips a sword from his scabbard and slices through the underbrush. But wait a moment... didn't he just lose his sword over the cliff in that last action-packed battle? More... ▼
October NaNo Prep Challenge: 2020 Calendar
This list of daily assignments accompanies "October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge" [13+].
For full Prep rules refer to "October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge" .
Sign up and log your first assignment by the end of Oct. 3rd.
Spend at least 15 minutes on each assignment (no max.)
You are never required to link your work. You're on the honor system.
Don't go more than 72 hours between logging a completed assignments.
Click each assignment for detailed instructions.
I haven't had time to rearrange the order of assignments with detailed instructions below. This is the order of assignments for 2020.
Oct. 01: - Plot: What If? ▼
Oct. 02: - Plot: Premise ▼
Oct. 03: - CONTEST ROUND: Protagonist Background Story ▼
Oct. 04: - FREEBIE DAY ▼
Oct. 05: - Character: Protagonist Profile ▼
Oct. 06: - Plot: Beginning (Where does your story start?) ▼
Oct. 07: - Plot: Climax (Where is the story going?) ▼
Oct. 08: - Plot: Rising Action (How does the story get there?) ▼
Oct. 09: - Plot: Outline Revision #1 ▼
Oct. 10: - CONTEST ROUND: Antagonist Background Story ▼ "
Oct. 11: - FREEBIE DAY ▼
Oct. 12: - Character: Antagonist Profile ▼
Oct. 13: - Character: Dramatis Personae ▼
Oct. 14: - General: Theme ▼
Oct. 15: - General: Freestyle Brainstorm, World Building or Research ▼
Oct. 16: - Plot: Outline Revision #2 ▼
Oct. 17: - CONTEST ROUND: Setting Description. ▼
Oct. 18: - FREEBIE DAY ▼
Oct. 19: - Setting: Settings List ▼
Oct. 20: - Setting: Cultural Setting ▼
Oct. 21: - Setting: Definitions List ▼
Oct. 22: - Character: Minor Character Profiles ▼
Oct. 23: - Plot: Outline Revision #3 ▼
Oct. 24: - CONTEST ROUND: Plot Background Story ▼
Oct. 25: - FREEBIE DAY ▼
Oct. 26: - Plot: Complications ▼
Oct. 27: - Plot: Literary Devices ▼
Oct. 28: - General: Freestyle Brainstorm, World Building or Research ▼
Oct. 29: - General: Market Definition and Narrative Voice Synopsis ▼
Oct. 30: - Character: Protagonist Interview ▼
Oct. 31: - Plot: Premise Revision ▼
Nov. 01 - NANOWRIMO BEGINS ▼
(Optional tools to help you complete the assignments. Click each for more info.)
BRAINSTORMING TOOLS AND PROMPTS ▼
SETTING TOOLS ▼
CHARACTER TOOLS ▼
PLOT GENERATORS ▼
OUTLINING TOOLS ▼