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⚔️ Nanowrimo Day 19: Battle 2 goes wrong
⚔️ Nanowrimo Day 19: Battle 2 goes wrong

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 that high point, all the way into the depths of their misery. The tree is on fire. The turkey is on fire. Everything is on fire.

What to write today​

Today, you're putting your protagonist is some really tricky spots [30,000–31,673 words]:

  • Battle 2 – Things go really wrong. Your protagonist and allies may overcome some of these, but not all of them.

  • Develop the arcs of your other characters, and let them flex a bit. Give them some opportunities to be badasses.

Want a different sort of prompt? One of your characters ends up on the evening news. 📻

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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