#FirstDraft60 Day 9: Monday Motivation–Don’t Think. Just Write. #amwriting #nanoprep #nanowrimo
Mondays are the day of the week on which I need the most motivation to get going with anything, whether it’s work or writing or any other responsibilities/obligations I may have. So on Mondays, we’re going to take the time for some “motivational speaking,” whether from me or from other writers.
Today, I’m actually going to refer you back to a post from last year’s FirstDraft60 for that motivation.
Assignment 1: Read the post “Don’t Think. Just Write.” and go through the exercise there, determining what you do during writing that’s “thinking” (or analytical) and what you do that’s “creative.” How can you balance these in order to unleash your creativity when it comes time to write in November?
Assignment 2: Review last week’s assignments (listed below) and work on anything you haven’t finished yet. What project last week was most helpful to you? Which one do you still need to put more work in on?
Assignments/Projects from Week 1:
Day 1: Answer the guided questions and considerations.
Day 2: Figure out how you’re going to keep track of your revisions, style info, and research—and go ahead and set them up as best you can.
Day 3: Set up your Story Bible including sections for characters, settings, and props.
Day 4: Set up sections in your Story Bible for your story’s outline/structure and synopsis and for a calendar/timeline for the events in your story.
Day 5: Get yourself more organized with lists!
Day 6: Answer the Four Character Building Questions for your main character(s).
Day 7: Create a S.H.A.P.E. chart for your main character(s).
Day 8: Week 1 Reflections
And don’t forget to check in below with your progress/questions/comments!
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