In just a few, short days it will be November. For those planning to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that means it’s time to commit to putting words on the page, every day, for 30 days at least.
What better way to kick off the NaNo season than with some Writing Sprints. Think of it as a dress-rehearsal for your daily writing practice.
Before we all head off to our individual writing projects, let’s stretch our creativity with a few minutes of one of my favorites: Random Word Improv. You may remember we did this a few weeks ago with some very amusing results (check the post out here).
As a reminder, here’s how to play:
- Pick three words from the list of random words below (more if you’re feeling creative)
- Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
Here’s a list of random words from a randomly selected random word generator:
tongue helicopter medicine dismember
landscape zebra sex practical
weasel bliss dignitary fracture
hairy crocodile doormat crimson
bald lottery cholera poetry
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.
Now that you’re all warmed up, time to start sprinting.
As a reminder, the goal is to flex your writing skills and to jump start your creativity. It’s all about getting words on the page, not getting the perfect words on the page, so pull out that pen/paper, computer, or whatever your writing implements of choice are, and Write.
- Set a time period (i.e., 15 minutes)
- When you’re done, note your progress in the comments (i.e., “15 minutes and 394 words”)
- Rinse and repeat
I hope to see some fun creative efforts and good word counts in the comments to motivate my own efforts.
For those of you planning to participate in NaNo, you can find me there as “InvisibleBetty”.
Happy writing to all.