Unlock the Muse – October 31, 2018

National Novel Writing Month begins tomorrow! I’ve been busy with research, world-building and outlining. I haven’t accomplished as much as would have liked, but I have made progress. This will be my ninth NaNo, and the first time I’ve worked so hard to be prepared. So why do I feel so completely unprepared?

Inspire
Here’s your writing prompt for the week:

Start with: On the morning of January 18, 1995…

If that date doesn’t amuse you, choose another date at random. Or pick one that’s meaningful to you. Now, what happened that morning?

Encourage
With all the NaNo prep going on, I haven’t had time to pick up a new writing craft book lately. So I’ll send you instead to the official NaNoWriMo blog site. Here you’ll find all sorts of great tips for writing in general and NaNoWriMo in particular.

Equip
I’ve been reading the classic American novel, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Don’t worry if you’ve had a bad writing day, because in the immortal words of Scarlett O’Hara:

MargaretMitchell

Whether you are participating in NaNoWriMo or not, what are your writing goals for November? Happy writing!

Please consider sharing a link to your response to the writing exercise. Got a question? Just ask!

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