Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com With Thanksgiving just around the corner, here are a few writing prompts to get in the mood! A family secret comes out on Thanksgiving during a family reunion. Your character is frustrated with their parents—they're going east for Thanksgiving to see some old family members that they haven't visited … Continue reading 5 Thanksgiving Writing Prompts
It's November, which also means that it's the start of National Novel Writing Month! Here are a few facts about NaNoWriMo, and a few tips on how to successfully write your 50,000 word novel in a month!
1. Write a scene about riding in a bus to school during autumn. 2. Your character goes into a corn maze with their friend during a fair, but get lost while inside.
Halloween is coming up, and lots of writers like to write stories with the theme of Halloween! These are some lists of names for common characters in Halloween-themed stories.
1. "I thought I told you I wanted to do this alone. Why are you here?" 2. "Papa, dinner is ready. There's soup and...Papa?"
1. Your character notices a black pickup truck that's parked down the street—and they've never seen it before. They write it off as a neighbor's new car, but over the course of a few weeks, it still hasn't moved. They decide to ask the people on your street whose car it is. None of them know.
Here are a few lists of fantasy character names. This post is different from the Modern Character Names post—there won't be a list for unisex names, but, instead, for last names. This is because most unique fantasy names can work with either gender.
1. How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi This book is a coming-of-age story, where the main character is a gay Muslim teen boy and struggles to come out to his family. He travels to Italy alone after an incident with a classmate without telling his parents, and, on the trip, learns who he is and who he's meant to be.
Fairy tale retellings have become incredibly popular, with novels such as the Lunar Chronicles inspiring many writers to rewrite their favorite fairy tales.
1. Your character spends every summer at a sleep away summer camp in the middle of a forest, or on the edge of a lake. This year, they don't want to go back. 2. A group of neighborhood parents get together to plan the best summer afternoon for all their kids—but it ends up in disaster.