WC NaNo: Day Seventeen Planning Prompts
Day seventeen of planning prompts! Choose one or work through them all–whatever works best for your planning process!
WORLD BUILDING: Is anyone specific in the history of your world/culture specifically reviled or venerated? Does everyone hold the same general opinion on one individual?
CHARACTER: How does your character deal with stress? What are their “healthier” coping mechanisms (like journaling, exercise) vs their “not so healthy” coping mechanisms (like excessive drinking/drugs, reckless behavior)? Write a scene involving one of these mechanisms (or write two scenes involving both a healthy and an unhealthy coping mechanism!)
CRAFT (Dialogue): Write a conversation in which one character is either outright mocking or jokingly impersonating (without malice) the speech habits, accent and/or verbal tics of another character. What caused the impersonation routine? A game? A snide comment? Plain cruelty on the part of the character doing the impersonation? What aspects of your character’s voice are distinctive enough to be joked about?
WILDCARD: Your characters are lost in the woods together without any form of GPS. They only have aid of a map scrawled out by a friendly park ranger, a reclusive hermit or a wandering wizard or witch (use whichever is most appropriate for your novel). What happens? Who ends up arguing with each other the most?
Feel free to share the products of these prompts through the submission box–just include “WC Prompt Share” in the title or tags!