Breakthrough Writer’s block: Introducing Our Weekly Writing Prompts

Breakthrough Writer’s block: Introducing Our Weekly Writing Prompts

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November is halfway over and although I am no longer participating in NaNoWriMo, I am still working on my 2 WIPs when I can squeeze in the time. I don’t know about you, but I have been experiencing some serious writer’s block lately and have been struggling to get past it. One of my favorite things to use in times like this, are writing prompts and I’ve decided to start a whole series on the blog, dedicated to weekly writing prompts.

As a newbie writer, I’ve often found myself staring at a blank page, intimated and almost terrified of even starting. It seriously feels like staring into a vast abyss, sometimes. But I’m sure even the most seasoned writers have found themselves staring at a blank page, their minds as empty as the untouched paper (or screen) before them. And that is where to writing prompts come in!

For me, writing prompts have been insanely helpful. Even the most basic of prompts helped me overcome the anxiety of not knowing what to write, and have helped me get something on the page, which eventually led to paragraphs written, and creative juices flowing.

What to expect

Each week I’ll come through with 2 writing prompts to help spark some inspiration and for you to use however your heart desires. From swoon-worthy romance, to magical fantasies, and spine-tingling thrillers, and a bit of everything else in between, the prompts are designed to fuel your creativity and help get the writing juices flowing.

This Week’s Writing Prompts

Now, let’s hop right in! In honor of me finally starting Iron Flame, here are this week’s prompts:

1. While fleeing the King’s Guard, a young woman, stumbles into a dark cavern and finds herself face to face with an abandoned and agitated, dragon hatchling.

2. A royal assassin is given a job to eliminate the heir to the Dragon Shifter’s Throne, but ends up falling in love.

Feel free to drop your first sentence or two in the comments below!

Looking for more writing inspo, advice, or motivation? Be sure to keep an eye on the Indie Author section of the website, where all things writing will be posted!

What are your favorite ways to overcome writer’s block?

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NaNoWriMo 2023 is finally here!

NaNoWriMo 2023 is finally here!

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Happy November! Does anyone else feel like October flew by? With November finally arriving, NaNoWriMo 2023 is officially here! No idea what I’m talking about? Let me give you a quick rundown on what NaNoWriMo is all about, and give you a sneak peak into what I’ll be working on this month. So, get ready for some literary fun!

What’s the Deal with NaNoWriMo?

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short, is a writing community challenge that happens every November. The goal? To write a 50,000-word novel in just 30 days. It’s like a month-long writing marathon that writers from all over the world take on. It’s all about the writing community and embracing your own inner storyteller and getting the words out of your head and onto the paper (or screen).

What’s my plan?

I personally went back and forth for most of October, trying to decide if I was going to join in or not. 50k words is seriously no joke! (If we’re being technical, it’s 1,667 words per day if you plan on writing everyday.) But numbers aside, I will be taking part in NaNo this year, and although it would be seriously incredible to hit that 50,000 milestone, my main goal is to show up daily, especially on the days when it’s hard and I don’t feel like it. Last year, I only dabbled during November, but I had such a good time, and getting into the flow of writing everyday was therapeutic to me. Life has been so busy lately, that writing has been nowhere in sight, and I’ve found myself missing it, so I’m diving in head first.

What am I working on?

The plan was originally to continue working on my 8th year Dramione fan fic for Nano this year. But at the last minute, (as in the morning of Halloween), I decided to go back to my Greek Mythology fantasy that I started last year. Some of the original idea will remain, but I’m scrapping a large majority of my original WIP and starting from scratch, so that should be fun.

I’ve been using Scrivener for the last year, and although the learning curve is steep, and there are still loads I don’t know about the software, I don’t see myself venturing elsewhere anytime soon. But if you want to give Scrivener a try, be sure to check out the special Extended Trial and template they’re offering, just for NaNoWriMo participants! And if you have a writing software you love, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

The Nanowrimo community

NaNoWriMo has it’s own community online with tons of features and benefits, that I plan on trying out this month. But I do plan on holding myself accountable and sharing my progress mostly on Instagram throughout the month. I’ll be sharing word count updates, snippets of my writing, and probably some behind-the-scenes chaos that comes with the creative process over on my stories with the occasional grid post, so be sure to come hang out with me over there!

But whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, NaNoWriMo is an awesome way to connect with a global community of fellow writers. It’s all about celebrating creativity, pushing your limits, and, of course, writing amazing stories. I invite you to jump in with me, send me a buddy request if you feel like connecting, and let’s make this NaNoWriMo one for the books (literally)!

So, buckle up, folks, and get ready for a month of writing madness. Let’s make NaNoWriMo 2023 one heck of a storytelling adventure!

Are you participating in nanowrimo this year? if so, come tell me about your wip!

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