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πŸ’£ Nanowrimo Day 10: Rising action
πŸ’£ Nanowrimo Day 10: Rising action

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 decision to go after their external goal, to the highest point in the story.

What to write today​

Today, you're bringing in the rising action in preparation for battle 1 [15,000–16,670 words]. Make sure you:

  • Bring in the rising action. Something fairly big (and connected to the central conflict) must happen at this point. This is not the main battle, just the first of three, so size it accordingly.

  • Your protagonist's preparations should shift to focus on this big thing, which needs to be overcome before they can properly address the central conflict.

  • Bring in some friends/allies who can help your protagonist answer their call to adventure.

  • Flesh out your sub-plot. How does it interact with your protagonist's internal and external goal?

Want a different sort of prompt? Someone gets stabbed in the back. Literally or metaphorically – your choice. πŸ—‘οΈ

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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