Camp NaNoWriMo Prep #3

Camp NaNoWriMo is right around the corner, so here is my third post on helpful tips to help you come up with an idea, and also meet your word count!

Tip #1: Dreams and Daydreams

If you are like me, and have crazy, adventurous dreams, then there is a chance they could become something more than dreams. Sure, dreams can be confusing and down right insane, but that’s where you come in to smooth out all the details! Just make sure you write them down whenever you have them, because they could easily spark an idea for a story.

Tip #2: Find a Writing Prompt and Go With It

I love writing prompts, especially for writing short stories but they work for any type of creative writing. Writing prompts are very intriguing because it is a short, simple sentence that you have to take and amplify. I like to think of writing prompts as the skeleton of a story, and then you add the rest to make the skeleton into a live person (yes, that was a weird analogy). If you are feeling stumped when it comes to writing, then definitely search up so writing prompts!

Tip #3: “What If”

When I was younger, I said “what if” so many times that it drove my mother crazy. Now that I am a tiny bit older, and write, I can apply allll my what ifs to a story. What if dinosaurs ruled the earth still? What if everyone had magic? What if fairy tale characters/creatures accidently got exposed to our world? There are so many what ifs that you could never run out of ideas!

Writing Prompt: You bump into a genie who offers you three wishes. What are they and why?

That is all for this Camp NaNoWriMo Prep and I hope you enjoyed. Don’t forget to check out the first and second blog post from this prep series, and also check out my last blog post: April 2017 TBR!


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