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Donation Day 2019 Virtual Write-In: Time Traveling Pirates! |

Donation Day 2019 Virtual Write-In: Time Traveling Pirates!

Double-Up Donation Day happens all day long on Saturday, November 9. It’s an opportunity for our entire community to come together to write, inspire one another, and support our nonprofit programs.


Prompt #1: Sprint #1 – Warm-up 5 min
Time Travel AND pirates (in honor of the cruise), so here’s a bit of a Captain Hook prompt: Write a scene with a ticking clock in the background. (It can also be a metaphorical clock or some other kind of timekeeping device if your world doesn’t have them.) Maybe it’s comforting, maybe it’s menacing – maybe it’s in a current scene, or a character’s memory. Or, maybe you just count the 5 minute timer as a ticking clock and warm up without the prompt. Ends at :13

Sprint #2 10 min
In Time Bandits, a Terry Gilliam movie, people steal a map charting all the holes in the fabric of time and use it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Let your character daydream about a treasure they’d like to steal, or… let them steal it! (Think of “treasure” however you want…). Ends at :34

Sprint #3 10 min
Put your character in a situation where they feel adrift at sea, lost in time and space, and write about how they react. What do they do or not do to get themselves out of the situation? Ends at :52

Our fundraising goal is $150,000 in 24 hours.
Our worldwide creative goal is 125 million words.
We’ll make it all happen with hourly writing prompts and prize giveaways on Twitter, three inspiring Virtual Write-Ins, and all-day updates on our Instagram Story. On this day only, donate $25 to NaNoWriMo and receive the $50 donor goodies—plus an exclusive “Time & Space” enamel pin. https://store.nanowrimo.org/collections/donate/products/nanowrimo-extraordinary-helpers

Every NaNoWriMo Live Virtual Write-In is designed to help you set aside an hour of your time for writing: complete with writing prompts, quiet time to write, and a chance to share a sentence or two (especially if you join us live!).

NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes your story matters. https://nanowrimo.org

NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Program (for writers 17 or under): https://ywp.nanowrimo.org

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