For me, November is the best month of the year for a reason: National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. Writers all over the world are taking up the challenge, and while it’s certainly difficult, it’s a great way to motivate yourself to write this book.
Writing a 50,000 word novel in a month ultimately means writing 1,667 words a day. While this task may seem daunting, it is not impossible. All you need is the right attitude, and maybe just a little nudge in the right direction. What if you’re sitting here wondering, “What would I have even written about?” – don’t worry, I have ideas.
Here are 21 writing prompts to start your NaNoWriMo project. You can use them to start your novel on November 1, or you can turn to them when it’s the middle of the month and you’re feeling stuck. The most important thing is just to keep writing. Turn off your inner editor and let your fingers hover over the keys. The most exciting thing about NaNoWriMo is that you never know where your novel may end.
So if you take the NaNoWriMo challenge this year, good luck and good writing!