NaNoWriMo Day 10 Challenges
Word Challenge: Procrastination
Definition: the act delaying or postponing something; to delay
Theme Challenge: Empowerment
Empowerment comes in many forms, ranging from self-empowering acts to empowering someone else. Explore how giving strength to one’s self or to others can make dramatic changes to a person or a group of people.
Plot Challenge: Uncomfortable Situations
Books are often a place authors can pursue those touchy little subjects. Have your characters be forced to deal with an uncomfortable situation. It can be discovering a woman in an abusive relationship, prejudice in a situation they did not expect, or anything society deems as uncomfortable to talk about.
Explore how this encounter can change the perspective of a character.
Character Challenge: Dealing with Prejudice
It often comes as a surprise when someone has to directly deal with being the subject of prejudice, especially when the character is of a majority class. Deal with the ramifications of a majority-class character dealing with being the subject of prejudice.
Bonus: The prejudice comes from a source the character doesn’t expect, be it a close family member or a best friend.
Conflict Challenge: Don’t wanna go!
Almost everyone has dealt with being invited to a party of event they just don’t want to go to. Include this as a conflict challenge in your novel. This should be an event a character is really against going to, but doesn’t want to upset the person inviting them or has an extremely important reason they must attend.
This can be something like a steadfast atheist having to attend a Baptism, as one example.
Fun & Games: Blow Something Up.
… and include glitter.