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⚔️ Nanowrimo Day 11: Battle 1 begins
⚔️ Nanowrimo Day 11: Battle 1 begins

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 kicking off battle 1 [16,670–18,337 words]:

  • Battle 1 – Your protagonist and friends must actively engage with the big thing that has happened, and try to overcome it.

  • Give them a challenge that they need to address. It's call and response. You will continue to do this over the next three days.

  • Make sure that your sub-plot has an escalation, and that it supports the overall story.

Want a different sort of prompt? Have one of your characters guide the others through a task/challenge as if it were a how-to. Think: The Dummies Guide to Battle Magic, or similar. 🪄

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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