Prompts to beef up your NaNo word count

Are you as behind as I am in your NaNo word count?


Try one of these techniques to add more words to that fledgling novel:

  • add a dream or nightmare sequence
  • your protagonist finds an unmailed letter in a library book
  • your character lets a phone call go to voicemail and the result is tragic
  • add a childhood flashback
  • listening to a song brings back a hurtful memory: use songs lyrics here, too!
  • truth about a minor character is unveiled, shifts tone of a relationship
  • spring cleaning in any season: character rummages through a car glove box, items under a bed, a junk drawer in the kitchen, an hierloom chest or an inherited house

What are your ideas for adding more meat to your novel?


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