I'm currently working on attaining the NaNo challenge this month. I got a little behind last weekend when I stopped writing on my newest novel to do edits on one in the publishing pipeline.
There are a lot of things I love about NaNo, the challenge, the competition, the camraderie, how many fun things begin with the letter "C"...
I've often wondered how it would be to write a novel in November that was just purely for fun, to be able to incorporate all the ridiculous prompts and story ideas that are thrown about on the NaNo forums.
In perusing the forums, I found Five Prompts That Cracked Me Up & Made Me Wish I Could Include Them In A Novel. (None of which would fly with my editor, I'm sure.)
1. Have the "Travelling Shovel of Death" visit your novel and bump someone off.
2. Have your characters engage in the age old debate: Pirates or Ninjas?
3. Have your entire cast of characters (good guys and bad guys) band together to steal a shark.
4. Make one of your characters a college professor, who also happens to be a duck.
5. Make your main character do the macarena in your next chapter, as well as one supporting character(because it's just more fun with two people!)
Have one character who, every time he meets someone, comments on how nice their hair smells and have him be able to pick out the brand of shampoo used by that person.
Have one character who always speaks like a pirate, a ninja, Ye Olde English, or some other fancy fonted speech. :)
Give your hero a super power he is just learning how to control and have him lose control of that super power in a very public place. (I imagined this looking something like: My hero can fly, but on his first attempt, he zings around the room banging into walls, light fixtures and windows like a balloon with an untied end...maybe during a party or during High School Assembly...)
So, which one of these would you try, and do you have any others that might sound good?
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