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🧭 Nanowrimo Day 8: Accepting the call to adventure
🧭 Nanowrimo Day 8: Accepting the call to adventure

What to write for NaNoWriMo today, based on the classic 3-act story structure.

Updated over a week ago

This week, you're taking your characters from their current day-to-day life to their decision to go after their external goal.

What to write today​

Today, you're finishing up the debate [11,667–13,336 words]. You'll end today with your characters feeling like they have purpose and drive. They are motivated:

  • A mentor might provide your protagonist with some of the tools or training they need to accept the call.

  • Refresh your reader's memory of the central theme or question of the story.

  • Have your protagonist accept the call to adventure, either willingly or begrudgingly.

Want a different sort of prompt? Set something on fire. πŸ”₯

Update your running editorial note

At the end of the day make a note of any off-course deviations, potential inconsistencies, areas to research further, or moments of inspiration to revisit when you edit in December/January.

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