|About the Diary Challenge: The intention is to get a page-a-day diary and write something on every page. These are the prompts I made up to get me through the challenge. You don't have to do these ones to 'win', you just have to fill your diary! Challenges usually had a weekly theme so you might want to do things in a slightly different order so each new theme starts on a Monday. I had a weekly dream based prompt because I have the luxury of vivid dreams. Not everyone remembers their dreams so I'll provide a one-word optional prompt for freewriting vaguely linked to what I wrote mine on. This challenge is designed to incorporate NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo and includes preparation exercises for those. Some of the challenges are new for this spreadsheet and were not on the original blog posts I did at the time. I doesn't really matter which ones they were.|
|1||Write a piece of flash fiction with the title ‘New Year’s Resolution’||Guest Challenge: write 7 different scenes about 7 different characters – different genres, settings and possibly species – all performing the same action. The action is simple – they’re all having dinner. Oh, and one of them has to be a dragon.|
7 days, 7 characters, 7 dinners, it’s like extreme Come Dine With Me. But without the cash prize.
|Guest challenge: Speculative Fiction|
Come up with a ‘What if…” scenario and produce 7 different pieces of writing exploring it. They can all be scenes, but you can also do a script or a news report or anything else. What if people could fly? What if animals could talk? Pick something with enough scope for at least 7 different stories.
|This month is Camp NaNoWriMo so there are no challenges. Have a go at developing one of your ideas from last month to fill up these pages.||Potluck: Jot down any reflections on what you wrote last month. Anything you would change? Any ideas for a sequel?||Scene Challenge: Write a scene that is set in a kitchen. It can be about anything at all.||This is a Camp NaNoWriMo month. If you want to/can write a book then you should. If you can't (like me), these are the prompts I used to fill these pages. They are all related to cards: standard playing cards and tarot.|
Freewriting or Flash Fiction on the theme of "Hearts"
|Description Challenge: Create a character who has been imprisoned for any reason you wish. Use this page to describe the scene of their incarceration.||Second chance challenge no. 6|
Optional prompt: Stay in or go out?
|Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a story. It starts with a character (the one you've already started or a new one) longing on to find 'they' have made new posts since they last logged on. It ends any way you like.||It's National Novel Writing Month - you've got enough to write! You could print out what you write and stick it into your diary pages. I found printing each A4 typed page at A6 size was a perfect fit.||Flash Fiction Challenge: The title is 'First Christmas'|
|2||Freewriting: The first word is 'star'. After that anything goes!||Guest challenge: Royal Wedding Special|
Write 7 different conversations at a wedding. Any people at all can be involved, but they are all at the same wedding. It doesn't have to be a royal wedding...but it helps :P
|Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "cheat".||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Clubs"||Dialogue Challenge: write a conversation between your prisoner and their captor or guard.||Potluck: write anything thing, any medium, any genre you like, but it must include at least one emoticon ;).||Potluck: Write anything you like inspired by your favourite Christmas carol/song|
|3||Describe a new character who will feature in the rest of the week's challenges. They can't be from something you’ve already written/roleplay character etc. The point of the exercise is to make someone (or something) new. Any species, any genre!||Freewriting: the prompt is 'Help'.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Diamonds"||Scene Challenge: write a scene involving an escape attempt. It does not have to be your character escaping.||Second chance challenge no. 7|
Optional prompt: The fate of the world is at stake!
|Guest Challenge: write a story featuring two characters who have opposite temperaments.||Freewriting: the topic is 'Christmas cards'|
|4||Dialogue challenge: Your new character needs a friend or companion. Write a conversation between them to show a bit about each of them and their relationship.||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story about anything, but the story must feature a tool. It can be any tool and can be used for any purpose.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Spades"||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional prompt is "doctor".||Guest Challenge: write about a character defying gender expectations within their society at three different points in their life.||Potluck: write a script for a spoof advert for a festive product or service.|
|5||Scene challenge: Put your new character in a scene showing them doing something typical for them. Eg. your thief might be stealing; your starship captain might be brokering intergalactic peace; etc.||Potluck: Write a short script for any medium with the title ‘Locked Out’||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Wands"||Freewriting: The theme is 'bars'||Double challenge no 1: Write the same scene twice from 2 different POVs. Day 1: Write from the hero's perspective. Day 2: Write the villain's side of the story.||Guest Challenge: write about a character defying gender expectations within their society at three different points in their life.||Description Challenge: Come up with your own festival of any kind a describe the main customs.|
|6||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional prompt is "karaoke".||Guest Challenge: Who's line is it anyway?|
Remember that game on ‘Whose line is it anyway?’ when they would start a scene and after a minute Clive Anderson would give them a genre and they had to switch? Same scene, same characters, just inexplicably transported into a new genre and no one seems to notice. Well that’s the challenge. The scene/story is called ‘The Chase’ and each day you must write the next part in a totally different genre.
|Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Coins"||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story about your imprisoned character. It could be about why they were imprisoned, about their release, or something that happens inside. Your choice.||Guest Challenge: write about a character defying gender expectations within their society at three different points in their life.||Dialogue Challenge: write a conversation between a family attending your festival.|
|7||Poetry Challenge: The poem can be anything but should be inspired in some way by something about your character. It could be about them, it could be something they would write, but it doesn’t have to be as obviously linked to them as that. Just use something from your character to help get you started and write what you like.||Description Challenge: Pick a real world location you want to work with and come up with an alternative history setting based on it. Describe some of the key features. Magical London? Steampunk Manchester? Wait, maybe I should keep Steampunk Manchester...||This week will be all about planning a script for a radio play. If can use the prompts to write prose instead: |
Use a name generator to pick a name you like. Then look up the meaning, and use it for inspiration for some character traits. Now write the character description as if you were going to give it to a voice actor playing the part.
|Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Cups"||Potluck: write another story about a prisoner, but if the first character you made up was guilty this one has to be innocent. If you wrote about an innocent person, this one is guilty.||Double challenge no 2: Write the same scene twice from 2 different POVs. Day 1: Write a scene from an adult's perspective. Day 2: Write the same scene from the POV of a child.||Guest Challenge: Free writing - the topic is 'Nature vs Nurture'||Scene Challenge: write a scene in which a character believes they have ruined an important part of the festival. You decide if they actually have or not.|
|8||Flash fiction challenge: Write a short story starring that character you’ve been fleshing out all week!||Dialogue Challenge: write a conversation involving one of the leaders of your alternative society. Anything from President of the United States to head of the parish council goes.||Dialogue Challenge: Give your character a rival of some kind, maybe in work, in love, or in yacht racing. Portray a confrontation between them.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Swords"||Description Challenge: Set the scene by describing a University setting. This may be a conventional University, or it can be something completely different like a magical university, or an alien university, or whatever you like.||Guest Challenge: write a scene featuring an experiment. Your character could be conducting the experiment, or they could be the subject.||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "trees".|
|9||Potluck: Novel idea - take everything you've done this week and make a brief outline for a longer story featuring this character.||Scene Challenge: write the first scene of a book set in your alternate reality. The challenge is to decide what info about your setting you’re going to give the reader right away and to think about how you’re going to introduce them and still have an interesting scene with some action.||Scene Challenge: Write a scene with your character at some kind of party. It can be anything and they don’t have to have been invited to the party :). But it must be written as a radio script.||Description Challenge: Describe a pet of some kind and its owner. It can be a made up animal if you like.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Fool"||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation between two or more students at this University.||Double challenge no 3: Write the same scene twice from 2 different POVs. This time the characters are two friends, but one is keeping a secret from the other.||Guest Challenge: free writing - the topic is 'Consciousness'||Freewriting: the topic is 'angels'|
|10||Describe a place in a state of decay or rot. You’ll be using it later in the week!||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "gambling".||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "baby". If you write it in script form all the better.||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation between anyone you like, but a pet must feature in the discussion. It doesn’t have to be the same pet as Monday’s challenge. And the pet isn’t allowed to join in the conversation.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Magician"||Scene Challenge: Write a scene that takes place in a lecture/class where the tutor has a challenging student to contend with.||Guest Challenge: write a scene featuring some kind of artificial intelligence. It can be any genre.||Flash Fiction Challenge: the title is 'The message'. It can be about anything.|
|11||Write a conversation with 2 or more participants. The catch is that one of them can’t be heard by the others. You decide why and you decide if they know the others can’t hear them.||Poetry Challenge: Pick any poem you like and rewrite as if it were written in your alternate history. I have no idea if this will work at all, but I’d suggest approaching it by searching for poems that contain an element that you have changed in your reality. If it doesn’t work at all, stuff it, just write a dirty limerick instead :).||Freewriting: the topic is 'Energy'.||Scene Challenge: Write a scene in which involves someone attempting to train an animal. It doesn’t have to be a pet this time. It could be a wild animal.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The High Priestess"||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "army".||Double challenge no 4: Write the same scene twice from 2 different POVs. This time the scene involves an animal. Write from their perspective on one of the days.||Guest Challenge: write a story featuring something that can't be seen.||Potluck: take one of those scenes you wrote about your own festival earlier in the week. Write another scene featuring the same characters at the festival at least one year later. It can be more years if you like.|
|12||This scene can be about anything and can have any number of characters. There’s just one rule: no talking. No dialogue of any kind. They can’t write notes to each other either. That’s not in the spirit of the challenge :).||Flash Fiction Challenge: write in your alternative setting. You can write anything. Optional prompt is to write something involving a crime in your new society.||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short script involving your character.||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "stolen".||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Empress"||Freewriting: The theme is 'Knowledge'.||Guest Challenge: write a story featuring someone having troubling making an important decision.||Description Challenge: describe an action-packed scene featuring the exploits of an action hero/heroine who you'll be writing about this week. They could be in a gunfight, or jumping from a burning building, whatever you like. The challenge is to focus on portraying the action through prose. Dialogue should be limited, or not used at all.|
|13||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "wizards".||Freewriting: The prompt is 'Alternate', but it doesn't have to have anything to do with alternate realities.||Potluck: If you were to do a full radio series about the character you've been working with this week, what would the first couple of episodes be. Plan out as many or as few as you like.||Freewriting: Do some free writing around the theme of ‘luck’ or ‘unlucky’ depending on how superstitious you are||Guest Challenge: Character Tag|
This week we're writing another continuous story, but this time instead of jumping genres we're jumping characters. On day one write something from a character’s POV in the first person. On day two switch to someone else the first character interacted with in their scene and give them their own first person scene, and so on.
|Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Emperor"||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story entitled ‘Graduation’. It can be about anything.||Double challenge no 5: Write the same scene twice from 2 different POVs. Day 1: Write from the POV of a character who believes they are alone. Day 2: Write from the POV of someone else present the first character is unaware of.||Guest Challenge: write a scene in which memory loss plays a part.||Dialogue Challenge: write some banter between your hero and the foe they're facing.|
|14||Poetry Challenge: Let your emo side out and write a tragically depressing teen angst poem. If you're too upbeat for emo you have permission to write an Elmo poem instead.||Description Challenge: Describe love. Seriously! OK, to put it in context, you have a character who is in love and they are trying to describe how they are feeling. See, it’s not so bad.||This week is focused on comic book scripts, but use the prompts for prose if you prefer:|
Generate a character name using a generator, then look up the meaning of the chosen name and use it for inspiration for the character. It’s a comic book character so how they look is going to be much more important. Describe them!
|Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story which features an animal as one of the main characters.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Hierophant"||Potluck: write a short script starring the support staff of your University. Bonus points if they save the world!||Guest Challenge: write a short story with the title 'Blind Spot'. It can be about anything.||Scene Challenge: Write a scene that shows your hero's one weakness.|
|15||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a piece of flash fiction set in the decaying place you described on the 10th. It can be about anything that fits.||Dialogue Challenge: write a conversation between a couple who are breaking up.||Dialogue Challenge: write a conversation between your character and a friend or sidekick.||Potluck: Write something based on a song. If you don’t know which song put your mp3 player on to random and pick the first thing that sounds inspirational.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Lovers"||Guest Challenge:|
Write 7 scenes, or 7 flash fiction pieces. Each of them must feature a character who is alone for whatever reason. It can be any 7 people and any reasons at all. It could be a teen home alone, a mother indulging in a rare night away from the kids, the sole survivor of an apocalypse. If you need a bit more inspiration than that, try making them all different ages.
|Double challenge no 6: Write the same scene twice from 2 different POVs. This time write the scene in the 1st person, then again in 3rd person omniscient.||Guest Challenge: free-writing - the theme is 'Spoilers'||Dream Challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "melody".|
|16||Freewriting: The first word is 'Dark'. After that anything goes!||Scene Challenge: In this scene a character will profess a long held secret flame for another character, but will their affection be returned? Is the object of their affection even present in the scene?||Scene Challenge: Write the script for a scene in which your character must overcome some kind of challenge. It can be something major, like saving the world, or something minor, like finding their house keys. Pesky things that they are.||Description Challenge: Describe 2 main characters who are already in a long term relationship with each other. They may or may not be married, they may or may not be the same gender, and they may or may not be the same species! Any pairings are fine as long as they love each other.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Chariot"||Guest Challenge: Write a scene which mentions 'Zombies'. You decide if they actually appear in the scene, or even exist in your setting!||Freewriting: The prompt is 'Action'. Use any interpretation of the word you like.|
|17||Description Challenge: Describe something in your house in as much detail as you can, preferably using all the senses. I’d stick with the traditional 5, though bonus points if you can find a way to work the extra ones in!||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "book".||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "food". Bonus points if it's on comic book script form.||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation between between a couple in which they are having an argument about something. It could be about what colour to paint the dining room, or it could be about which of them is going to traverse the lava lake to get the fabled Blood Stone, depending on what kind of thing this couple usually get up to.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Justice"||Double challenge 7: Write the same scene twice from 2 different POVs. Write a scene twice from the POV of two characters who want the same thing, but don't know it.||Guest Challenge: Write a story featuring a jar with something unusual inside.||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story that puts your action hero character in a mundane situation, like going shopping or changing a nappy.|
|18||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation with 2 or more participants. At least one participant must be in the home of another participant for some reason. It can be any reason. They could be a guest, or maybe an intruder or a prisoner.||Poetry Challenge: Write an anti-love poem.||Freewriting: the prompt is 'Riddle'.||Scene Challenge: A couple are enjoying a typical day, until one of them has an ex-lover show up unexpectedly. Write the scene.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Hermit"||Guest Challenge: Write a scene set on a train. Just because.||Potluck: Come up with a backstory for your hero. It should explain how come they are perfectly qualified for stopping terrorists (or whatever it is they are doing), yet are not able to gain employment doing it!|
|19||Scene Challenge: Write a scene in which someone returns home from a long trip. How are they feeling? Has their home changed since they left it? Have they changed? Where were they for so long?||Flash Fiction Challenge: write something with a bit of romance. Optional title is 'First Date'.||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a mini comic script involving your character. It can be about anything that works for them.||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "rivals".||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Wheel of Fortune"||Description Challenge: Describe a pirate character of your choice. You'll be writing about them for the rest of the week. Any kind of pirate goes!||Guest Challenge: Freewriting - the theme is 'Legal Rights'.||Christmas Story Challenge: Write 7 different Christmas Stories, or any other holiday celebration of choice. If you get stuck you can always pick characters you've written about earlier in the year and give them a 'Christmas Special' episode.|
|20||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "school".||Freewriting: First words are 'The kiss...'||Potluck: Plan the first few issues of your comic book series!||Freewriting: the prompt is 'Commitment'||Description Challenge: Come up with a setting in any genre, but society in your setting is on the brink of a revolution. Describe it. What are they rebelling against?||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Strength"||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation between your pirate and someone official who takes issue with their pirating ways.||Guest Challenge: Write a short story with the title 'Lost Ring'. It can be about anything.|
|21||Poetry Challenge: either write a poem that uses homes or houses as a metaphor for something else, or write a poem that uses something else as a metaphor for homes or houses. Hmm, yes, I think that makes sense…||Description Challenge: Describe a villain doing something villainous.||This week is focused on motion scripts of any kind, plays, TV, etc, but you can use the prompts for prose if you prefer:|
Generate a character name using a generator, then look up the meaning of the chosen name and use it for inspiration for the character. The amount of physical description you need will vary dependent on your medium (ie. you'll want a lot more for an animation than a stage play!)
|Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story which features a couple. It can be about anything, but must include a ring. It does not have to be the kind of ring that goes on a finger. Could be an earring, a boxing ring, a phone ring, any kind of ring at all.||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation between a revolutionary and a political leader in your society.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Hanged Man"||Scene Challenge: Write a scene involves your pirate doing something traditionally piratey, like attacking a ship or hunting treasure or pillaging a harbour.||Guest Challenge: Write a scene in which the colour yellow is important.|
|22||Flash Fiction Challenge: the title is ‘Moving Day’. Write a piece of flash fiction that fits it.||Dialogue Challenge: Portray two people meeting for the first time through dialogue.||Dialogue Challenge: write a monologue or voiceover for the character.||Potluck: Plan out a longer piece of fiction which features a couple as the main characters.||Scene Challenge: Write a scene involving a rally for your revolutionary movement.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Death"||Second chance challenge: On the first day write a scene which starts with a character making a choice, or having something happen to them and show how it plays out. On the second day they get to do things differently. Write a different scene showing what changed. Optional prompt: "Choose your own adventure"||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "dimension".||Guest Challenge: Write a scene featuring two characters who don't share a common language. You can write out their dialogue in your native language, they key is they don't understand each other.|
|23||Freewriting: No starting word this time, but the prompt is 'Doorways'.||Scene Challenge: Write a scene about anything you like, but it must be written in 2nd person POV.||Scene Challenge: In this scene the character is going to make a shocking discovery! Maybe about another character, or an object, or themselves.||Guest Challenge: Rapture Special|
It’s Judgement Day, people! Either the biblical version or a variation of your own creation, but the world as your characters know it is coming to an end and seven of them have stories to tell about how it’s going down. 7 days, 7 characters, 7 short stories, 1 end of the world. Bonus points if one of the characters is an angel, if you're keeping score.
|Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "sleep".||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Temperance"||Freewriting: the theme is 'The Sea'.||Guest Challenge: Write a short story about a first love. Aw.|
|24||Description Challenge: create and describe your own vampire character. You can use them for the rest of the challenges this week but you don’t have to. You can have as many vamps as you like.||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "reflections".||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "cataloguing". Script form for bonus points.||Freewriting: The theme is 'Resistance'||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Devil"||Second chance challenge no 2|
Optional prompt: the change makes things worse.
|Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story entitled ‘Hostage’. It can be about anything.||NaNoWriMo Prep: Describe a main character for your NaNoWriMo novel. If you're not sure what you're writing try generating a name for inspiration.|
|25||Dialogue Challenge: This week the dialogue is a monologue. Internal, external, and moody Bella-esque 1st person prose are all acceptable. The speaker/thinker/brooder must either BE a vampire or vampires must be the subject of their soliloquy (ok, technically monologues and soliloquies are not the same. You can write either!)||Poetry Challenge: write a haiku on any topic. Optional prompt: write one about a TV show you love.||Freewriting: the prompt is 'Play'||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short story involving a character who was against revolution who gets swayed to the cause.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Tower"||Potluck: Genre Bender|
Write about a pirate in a different genre to the one you've been working with already this week.
|NaNoWriMo Prep: Write a conversation between them and a secondary character that shows what kind of relationship they have.|
|26||Scene Challenge: The subject of the scene is vampires vs. <insert foe of choice>. Vampires vs Werewolves. Vampires vs Ninjas. Vampires vs Robots. Wait, I think they did that one on Buffy…Anyway, pick a foe for your vampire and pit them against each other in a battle to the death, a battle of wits, a battle of mario karts, whatever takes your fancy.||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a piece of Flash Fiction in which the main character is not human. They can be anything else.||Flash Fiction Challenge: Write a short script involving your character. It can be about anything that works for them.||Potluck: longer story idea|
Make some notes about how this revolution would play out in the long run. Will your society change, for the better or worse, or will rebellion be stamped out and the status quo preserved?
|Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Star"||Second chance challenge no 3: Optional prompt: The person is fully aware of the reset and the outcome of the first scene at the start of their second chance.||Description Challenge: Describe a character in two ways - as they really are and how they present themselves virtually. This could be a modern day Facebook type thing, or it could be far-future full online emersion. Anything you like.||NaNoWriMo Prep: Write a scene featuring your antagonist. Don't try to write something that you want to put in the book. Just try to get to know them a bit better.||Description Challenge: Describe a character who is at the end of their story. Maybe it’s a great hero who’s finished their adventure, or finally got the girl, or a villain who’s been defeated. It could be anyone. Just think about what their story might be and how it might have changed them from the beginning.|
|27||Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "musical".||Freewriting. The first word is ‘Random’.||Potluck: If it’s a series, what are the first few episodes? If it’s a movie or play then do a more detailed plan for the one story you're working on.||Camp NaNoWriMo Prep: Go back through the diary and pick an idea you'd like to turn into a full novel. Today write about the main characters.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Moon"||Dialogue Challenge: Write an exchange between this character and at least one other person one whatever social media/digital interface is common to them.||Dream Challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "challenge".||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation between two or more characters who are saying goodbye.|
|28||Poetry challenge: write a poem as if written by a vampire. Alternatively, write fiction about a poetic vampire.||Guest challenge: see 1st March||Description Challenge: Generate a name and use the meaning for character inspiration. Describe the character however is appropriate for any medium you wish.||Camp NaNoWriMo Prep: Today make notes on your setting and main conflicts.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The Sun"||Second chance challenge no 4: |
Optional prompt: "Red pill or blue pill?"
|Scene Challenge: Write a scene in which your character is forced to be offline for some reason.||NaNoWriMo Prep: make some notes on your setting today. Where is this story taking place?||Scene Challenge: Write the final scene of a story. It could be the ending for something you wrote for an early challenge.|
|29||Flash Fiction Challenge: You may write any vampire related story you wish. Optional prompt is the awakening of a new vampire.||Dialogue Challenge: write a conversation between at least 3 people. The topic of conversation is a character who is absent.||Camp NaNoWriMo Prep: Start to come up with a plot outline, or at least a couple of points to get you going.||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Judgment"||Dream Challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "ghost".||NaNoWriMo Prep: outlining|
Spend a few days working on the shape of your story. You could do an Act each day if you like the three-act structure, or you could focus on the conflict of a different character every day. However you want to get ready!
|Dream challenge: write something based on a dream you had this week. Your optional alternative prompt is "prison".|
|30||Potluck: story planning - come up with your own vampire novel idea and write some notes on it.||Scene/Flash Fiction Challenge: do either a scene or a stand alone story with your character/s. This scene must include a McGuffin!||Description Challenge: Write 2 short scenes describing a place both before and after it has undergone a dramatic transformation.||Camp NaNoWriMo Prep: Last day of prep before camp. Use it however you want to be ready to go tomorrow!||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "The World"||Second chance challenge no 5: Optional prompt: Three Wishes||Freewriting: the theme is 'Chat'||Freewriting: the theme is 'Finishing'|
|31||Guest challenge (see 1st Feb for details)||Potluck - planning: last chance to plan what to write next month.||31||Dialogue Challenge: Write a conversation between two or more people who are trying to do DIY, either successfully or not||31||Freewriting or Flash Fiction: Theme "Cards"||Flash fiction challenge: Write a piece of flash fiction entitled ‘the end’. It can be about anything.|