Word count:51,225 words
Word count goal: 54,000 words
Mapping the Hero’s Journey: Overview
Save The Cat: Finale
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It may be hard to believe, but these designs, like many of the images I’ve shared this month, are created from photographs. This year I’ve been working very hard to master bokeh shape photography. I have hand-cut many unique filters for my camera lens and use different light sources as my color pallet. The movement of the monsters and dragons above, is the result of shutter speed and slight movement of the camera while taking the picture. If you would like to know more about bokeh, this is an informative article: Bokeh for Beginners.
#vss very short story
Meredith knew the elves in Santa’s workshop couldn’t compete with her eye for design, so the day after Christmas, to give them plenty of time, she started sending designs and patterns to the North Pole. Next year, her kids would be trend setters.
Plotting with Tarot
I may have passed the 50,000 word mark, but my draft is not finished. Today, I did a reading for my MC’s New World. He has risked his life and been betrayed by everyone he loves. Nothing will ever be the same. What will his New World be like?
New World: Two of Cups- balanced relationships
The worst part of the new world: Nine of Pentacles upside-down- living beyond your means
The best part of the new world: Seven of Swords- tempted to sneak away from a particular situation that is not working for you any more, rather than dealing with it head on. As you do not feel ready to deal with the issues, you are aiming for a solution where you can just escape and not have to worry about it all
My interpretation: This is an interesting reading for my upcoming scenes. Because of the betrayal my MC faces, to help his family, he may lose everything he worked so hard for all of his life. He may want to go it alone after all of the betrayal, but his family is what he cares about most. If he ran, he would have nothing left. To get to his New World of balanced relationships, he will have to resign himself to his new situation and though he will get back to working too hard, he has a new understanding of who he’s doing it for and why.
Ask Your Character
- Do you have, or have you ever had any tattoos or piercings?
- If you got a tattoo what would the image be and why?
- What is that image or symbols special significance?
Word Of The Day
sinecure: n. an office or position that involves little or no responsibility, work or active service; a cushy job
8 Action Verbs:
Assessed composed detailed extended
involved oversaw retrieved tutored
Write a poem about your shadow. (Some ideas for brainstorming: How does it change when you move? What does it look like in different kinds of light, in different situations? What would happen if you lost it? Does it have a secret life?) from Creative Writing Now
Tall and proud
Awkward and askew
Distorted and underfoot
Awesome Sentence Challenge
Free play- Make two list: A list of nouns and a list of verbs. Play with combining nouns and verbs that you don’t think you have ever combined before.
Today’s Simple Task
MC clearly reaches goal.
Set your timer for 10 minutes. Write a scene in which your character does something impossible.
Recommended Word Crawl
Feel like you need a magic potion to finish NaNoWriMo on time? Try The Witch’s Brew Crawl.
Happy Reading, Writing and Shopping!