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⚔️ Nanowrimo Day 20: Battle 2 goes seriously wrong
⚔️ Nanowrimo Day 20: Battle 2 goes seriously 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 really putting your protagonist through the wringer [31,673–33,340 words]:

  • Battle 2 – Things go really, seriously wrong.

  • Your protagonist finally makes their way through all the challenges (some of which have not gone well). Their spirit is still intact.

Want a different sort of prompt? Whatever happens, by the end of your scene, make sure every single plate/glass in your characters' current location (a house, a pub, a restaurant, a shopping mall, a spaceship) is broken. 🍽️

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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