A Mad Vox

007 Get Pumped for Your Next Writing Session - AMV NaNoWriMo18 Edition

Episode Summary

For Day 7 of NaNoWriMo here's an approach to your story that will keep you pumped for each day's writing session.

Episode Notes

How to get pumped for your next writing session

Hello and welcome to AMV podcast NaNoWriMo Edition.
On this 7th day of NaNoWriMo. I'm so excited that I've been able to share daily tips that can help you get through this month of novel writing and I want to pass that excitement on to you and encourage you with even more ways to approach your story will keep you pumped for each day's writing session.

There are a plethora of possibilities with your novel at this stage. I mean, it's only day 7.


Take your outline and flesh parts of your story in any order that you prefer to write, not necessarily in the order listed. Remember, when you're finished no one will be able to tell what you wrote first, but you will have enjoyed the process that much more!


This is a chance for you to write with abandon, letting your characters run wild, and letting them get entangled in a plot. Like little kids in a room with silly string and no grown-ups around until the last can is emptied.


Pick which section excites you the most and flesh that part out first. If you find out one part isn't really working for you as well, then feel free to plot out another point and write that.


If you find yourself stuck and looking for a prompt I've got one for you. Playing with favorites.
Start with a favorite.
word, food, tv show. Have one of your characters say it in a sentence.
Think of what their favorite food would be to eat? PB & J?
Perhaps they can't cook and that's the go-to meal that covers 3/4 food groups. Sure let's go with that.

If you're writing about characters going on a road trip, the less likely the fav food item is to be available for the character(s) to eat it, the better.
Have your characters develop a craving and send them on a wild goose chase. Or think of a way to incorporate this favorite into a quest that they decide it's worth making a side trip for.
You can use this prompt as warm up to what you plan to write today, or you can use it as a fun way to get you to your daily word count goal.

  1. Each day is a new day to start fresh!

  2. Celebrate your journey each step of the way!

Writing the 50,000th word this month should not be the first time you commemorate your effort.

Have you started writing a novel this month? That's amazing!
Have you reached your word count on any given day so far? That is a good reason for a celebration right now.

Are you able to do it again today? I think you can and I hope will give it a try.

I would love your feedback on the show. What would you like me to talk about next? Let me know #amadvox or @amadvox on Twitter.

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