DP #37: How’s it going?
Reflect on your novel and word count goal. How are you feeling? What do you need to do to get the novel done?
Take five minutes. Be prepared to share.
Next, I’d like to share today’s “Featured Novelist” and our NaNoWriMo pep talk of the day. Today’s author is Roxanne Gay.
Time to review our class word counts and award some more winners for completing the milestones of 25%, 50%, and 75%!
Today, you are going to work with a “Writer Emergency Pack.” Move now so we have four groups of roughly the same size.
Next, each group will be given a deck of cards (the Writer Emergency Pack). Open them and spread the cards out in the middle of the tables.
Each card contains ideas for ways to add to your novels. Your task is to use these cards as a novel-saving tool, to fight against writer’s block, and build your word count!
Here are the possible ways to use them:
- Draw four at random and try to accomplish as many tasks as you can before the end of the hour.
- Look through the cards and select one that you feel really applies to your novel and focus only on that.
- Share a card(s) with someone else at the table, apply it to your individual novels, then share your results with each other at the end.
- Any combo of the above activities (or your own idea!)
In other words, use these cards in a way that will help you and have fun! 🙂