NaNoWriMo 2013 – Writing Challenges – Day 27

NaNoWriMo Day 27 Challenges

Word Challenge:  toothsome

Definition:  delicious; attractive; luscious

 Theme Challenge: Beauty

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Prove this theme through the unconditional love of something others view as ugly, unwanted, or otherwise unattractive. It can be the beauty seen in a human (IE, Hunchback of Notre Dame style or Beauty and the Beast) or the beauty of a particularly ugly animal, or even the beauty in a misshapen piece of artwork.

Plot Challenge:  Victory Lost & Second Chances

Your characters are on the verge of victory over some challenge. However, they get so cocky about it that their victory is lost. Give them a second chance, but give them a very low possibility of success. What do your characters do?

Character Challenge:  Crumbled Self Esteem

 Pick one of your characters with a notably strong self-esteem. Put them in a situation where their self-esteem is significantly damaged and see how this impacts the other characters.

Conflict Challenge:  Conflicted Objectives

In the later sections of a novel, it is not uncommon for characters to have conflicting objectives. Take a conflict point between two of your characters and bring it to the forefront. There is no room for compromise. Someone will win, someone will lose.

Pursue the consequences of this conflict.

Fun & Games: Determined to Disprove Science

 Your characters are feeling particularly snarky and set out to disprove science and fact. It doesn’t work, but they do make something explode. Explore what scientific fact they were attempting to disprove, and the resulting explosion.

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