DP #35: NaNoWriMO reflection
At this point, you’re probably thinking one of two things: 1) this is the best assignment I’ve ever had in my entire life (I get to write for fun for a grade!)
2) Mrs. Keskes believes in the slow torturing of her students’ psyches.
You may be feeling both, depending on the time of day.
In that light, take a few minutes and write down
- something you’re enjoying about this experience
- something you’re struggling with
Please be prepared to share.
Time to review our class word counts and award some more winners for the second challenge: reaching 50% and the third challenge: reaching 75%!
Today, let’s talk about subplotting. Open up your workbooks to page 53-54 which provides on an overview.
On page 54, there is a bonus exercise. It asks you to create an antagonist for a secondary character as a way to build conflict for a subplot. On the bottom of the page, write out your ideas for this. This could look like a list, an outline, or an actual scene written out. Whatever you prefer. Let me see it once you are finished.
Here’s a refresher on what you should complete for points:
- Conflict Handout (pgs. 16-18)
- Plot Description (pg. 26)
- Plot Rollercoaster (pg. 28)
- Four ways to begin your novel (pgs. 50-52)
- Setting that enhances a character (pgs. 31-33)
- Setting that enhances mood in a particular scene (pgs. 36-37)
- Dialogue (pg. 41)
- Subplot (pg. 54)
You have the hour to keep working on these activities and keep writing your novel!