There is now a folder for NaNo WriMo that you can submit your NaNovels to. THIS IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE DOING NANO.
I apologize that this wasn't on time! It took a while to get a good prompt. I'll let you guys still have a week to submit, but the new prompt will be ready Sunday.
Okay, to start off, I'm going to feature the lovely entries we had from the last prompt! They were all amazing, and I'll get to the critiques sometime after NaNo.
Shattered Glass Excerpt: The Restaurant
It was my first time at The Rio DiJonair. I sat in my seat, feeling a little out of place: I was wearing a fancy dress, just like all the other customers, but I felt like a little kid playing dress up. I shifted in my chair, staring out the window. The street outside was just as fancy as the decorations inside the restaurant; even the street lamps were gilded with gold. Turning to look at James, I could tell he was feeling strange too. The table between us felt like a mile long, decorated with a white silk table cloth and a gold candelabra. I unwrapped my silverware, which I suspected was real silver, and opened my mouth to speak at the same
Names are for tombstones - Workshop #1Tina sighs and leans back in her seat, the soft red leather creaking softly. Man, it has been years since she was here last time. It's an old restaurant already, situated on one of the older railway stations in her area. It must've been at least seven years ago, she was still going to college back then and didn't have a driver's license yet. She closes her eyes and takes a deep breath, savoring all the familiar smells and sounds of the old restaurant. The smell of coffee and old cigarette-smoke takes her back to those old days, the days when she was here almost every day waiting for her train to take her to school.
'Excuse me, ma'am?'
Tina opens her eyes and smiles at the waitress standing next to her, a steaming cup of hot chocolate in her hands.
'Your order, ma'am' the girl flashes a quick smile before putting the mug down and going on her business.
'Ah yes, thank you.' Tina calls after her, grinning a bit. Some things never change, the waitresses here are still busy and there's stil
TheWritingHaven, Restaurant exerciseSlowly, while snipping my cup of hot tea, I started to calm down again. I had ran away from school and now found myself in a little take away restaurant with grass green tables and chairs. It looked to be in poor state and I seemed to be the only customer in the place. There was nothing to do and the waitress had started playing with her cell phone right after she had helped me to my cup of tea. She looked like it was the normal way of things around there.
I took a big gulp of tea and burned my mouth. Great, more bad luck! Like I did not had enough of that today. On school I had just heard that I had somehow managed to get the worst score of
Do you guys all realize NaNo is TOMORROW?! That's insane. I hope you're all ready
Now, on to your assignment!
Write about a childhood memory. Pick a character, figure out what the memory is, and write it out for us.
This is to work on flashbacks and recalls, and to see if your character can give us information without infodumping on us. I want to hear what this person's voice sounds like. Try to cap your scene at 500 words max. Submit your deviations to the gallery folder titled: Memory Workshop. I will critique every piece that goes into that folder ;D
A last reminder; this is due in a week, next Wednesday, but I'm posting the new workshop on Sunday!
Good luck everyone!
Okay, now, I'm going to introduce those who left a comment on the last workshop. If you would like to be added into the introduction, please fill out the form below and add it as a comment to this workshop.
Name: (doesn't have to be your real one just something we can call you)
How many years participated in NaNo:
Genre of your novel:
Title: (if you have one)
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: (think of it like your book jacket blurb)
Name: I'm also Pepperfan1 on NaNo, but you can just call me Pepper for short.
How many years participated in NaNo: This is my first year~
Genre of your novel: Realistic fiction
Title: Paloma's Jam
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story:It's the 1960s. Paloma has been secretly taking care of a mentally disabled child, Jam. When her mother dies and father leaves to earn extra money, Paloma and Jam leave their home life at the grape farm to the unknown and terrifying city. (This is all I have so far)
How many years participated in NaNo: this will be my second year
Genre of your novel: fantasy
Title: I don't really have one yet...
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: hmm I'm not really sure about that yet, but it will be something like: A 14 year old girl comes into contact with the 'other' world thats also part of this world and experiences all kind of adventures (still have to think up the adventures though)
Name: Emerald (real first name)/ TheZeroDivider(NaNo name)
How many years participated in NaNo: 1st year
Genre of your novel: post-apocalyptic, fantasy, horror
Title: What Colour is Insanity, Sanity, and the Line Between?
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: Owarenai Madoi (OH-Wah-REN-Nah-EE MA-Doe-EE) a 12 year old boy suffers from colour blindness and Schizophrenia sees everyone in 2 colours. He begins realizes based on how much of one of the two colours that a person is, he can tell how insane or sane a person is. He notices people are more of one than another dependig on class. Only rarely some do not fit their status quo. Owarenai teams up with the non-status-quo'ers and try their best to escape their hell on earth country that has fallen into peril after the nuclear fallout, that pushes everyone to one colour. Sadly no one seems to be a balance between the two. Meanwhile, Owarenai's "friends" that his schizophrenia allows him to see are playing tug of war with his own sanity. In the end, which colour will Owarenai end up with, Or does he find the line between?
Name: You can find me under the very surprising name of Lonaargh on the Nano site.
How many years participated in NaNo: I've been a Nano-er for 6 years now, going into the 7th. I've only won two of those years though, I'm usually waaay to lazy and lack the discipline to actually write everyday.
Genre of your novel:: The genre of my novel for this year will be humor and action.
Title: Names are for Tombstones
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story:Tina is going on a well deserved sabbatical after her previous mission. Away from it all, no contact with headquarters. But when she has to alter her traveling program, everything goes wrong. She ends up as a major part in a diabolical scheme and she has to escape or die trying.
Optional info: It's a sequel to my first finished (ish) NaNo novel Shaken, not stirred.
Name: Caitlan (real name) kirileefeyhycanth (NaNo Name)
How many years participated: This is my fourth year doing NaNo.
Genre of your novel: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Title: Shattered Glass
A brief one paragraph synopsis of your story: Aliya Winters thought she was an ordinary teenage girl— until her seventeenth birthday. As soon as she blows out the candles on her cake, strange things start happening to her and her friends. Aliya wakes up on the ceiling of her room, but when she falls, she doesn't get hurt. Her best friend James can stay underwater for an extraordinary amount of time; Zack is suddenly able to lift things he shouldn't be able to; Kyle hears things from across the school; and Tallon sometimes sets things on fire. The teenagers confide in their science teacher, who helps them cope with their newfound powers. But there is someone who is searching for these teenagers, and he will do anything to find them, even if it means killing the ones that they love most.
Optional info: It's based off a dream I had.