November Writing Prompts #NaNoWriMo


Well, we’re finally into November!  Can you believe it?  And since many of you are taking part in NaNoWriMo this month, including myself, I wanted to give you an idea on how you can use these prompts to help during your novel writing endeavors.

First of all, I’d like you to think about your morning routine.  What gets you moving in the morning?  What wakes you up and gets your mind motivated to write?  If you happen to struggle with motivation like so many of us do, here’s a simple thing that can help inspire you to write each and every day.  I do this with my daughters every morning, and it really helps to spark the flow of creativity.

Begin by settling into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts listed below.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle that novel which is just begging to be written!

And just to let you all know, I will still try to write a few poems this month, but will mostly be focusing on writing my novel.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit my new blog where I’m now posting all of my poetry, then please stop by for a visit one of these days and have a look!  Here’s where I can be found… Her Writing Haven.

Good luck everyone… and let the writing begin!  ~M xo

1. Cradled and cocooned
2. Unassuming diversions
3. Deepest desires
4. Prolonged agony
5. Musical undertones
6. A chance meeting
7. Scalloped edges
8. Incessant dreaming
9. Beads of sweat
10. Flaming arrows
11. Killing curiosity
12. Still of night
13. Breezy blunders
14. Mediocrity and milkshakes
15. Bamboozled
16. Insignificant artifacts
17. Orion’s Belt
18. Fastidious matters
19. Teardrops and teacups
20. Iridescent truths
21. Crunchy munchies
22. Wheezing and sneezing
23. Jumbled words
24. Temporary turmoil
25. Naked canvas
26. Fractured figures
27. Neverending sugar cubes
28. Ceiling wax
29. The art of boredom
30. Bedknobs and broomsticks

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109 responses to “November Writing Prompts #NaNoWriMo

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  3. Hi Michelle, this is my entry for the fourth prompt ‘prolonged agony’ 🙂

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  12. Hi Michelle. . .
    I enjoy reading your posts.
    This morn I posted a poem which made reference to today’s prompt.
    Could you explain the process of giving credit for the idea from your site?
    Thank You.

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  17. Wow, what diversity! Surely I can be enticed by these gems. I will certainly be checking in for the writing and the reading. Thank you much, dear one. 😀

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  18. I love your morning exercise idea. After reading the post content I tried it only it’s closer to supper time presently for me. Unbelievable was how it actually worked. Lots of scribbles on computer paper now await transfer to the laptop.


  19. Hoping I’ll be able to do these. My mom broke her wrist, has a concussion and contusions on her head, and is staying with me. I have my hands full :/

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  21. Well, I don’t think I can write a novel just yet (because I don’t have the time or the ideas), but I love the idea of this “exercise”! I shall definitely try this out. I’m so glad you have something every month! Much love xx

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    • Yes, it’s really a lot of fun and if you do this, you’ll end up with a journal full of all kinds of interesting things to look back on. Sometimes even sparking some future creativity. Lol… Have a very blessed rest of you week! ❤️

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