Camp NaNoWriMo Prompts: Part 2


Camp NaNoWriMo Pompts

Camp NaNoWriMo Prompts


Here they are, prompts for the second half of Camp NaNoWriMo in July, or whenever you want to use them.  I’ll be using one a day for July. Enjoy!


  1. “The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.” – Write about losing someone where there is no goodbye, be it intentional or unintentional.
  2. “Expect anything from anyone. The devil was once an angel.” – Write a character who seems one way but turns out to be another way, or even really is how they seem but does something unexpected.
  3. “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin – Write a scene from a character’s point of view and work on investing it with their perspective rather than being objective.
  4.  “The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.” – Write about a character making a choice between two options.
  5. “Doing something weird and thinking ‘this is why I don’t have a boyfriend.” – Write it.
  6. “I think a part of me will always be waiting for you.” – Write about when he/she comes back.
  7. “What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.” – Write about a character who thinks their life is going to be one way then something happens to turn that on its head.
  8. “Although we never said it to each other, I think we both knew.” – What? What did they both know that they weren’t saying? Where the body was buried? That they loved each other? What?
  9. “Life is about using the whole box of crayons.” – Write a character that is totally different than you would usually write and put it into your story. See what happens!
  10. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis.  – How about believing in them, or even living them? Write a fantastical tale in which the main character is an older person who has lived a life doing exactly what they should.
  11. “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” William Shakespeare – Write a character is diminutive but fierce.  How little and how old is up to you!
  12. “Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.” – Write about trying to tell the truth when someone, or everyone, doesn’t want to hear it.
  13. “Once I catch you in a lie, it makes me question everything you said.” – Write a story about betrayal.
  14. “She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.” – Write a fearless character, either foolishly or because she/he has nothing left to fear.
  15. “I love how coffee tricks me into thinking I’m in a good mood for about 27 minutes.” – Write about a day that starts out nicely then goes downhill.
  16. “Actually, I can.” – Can what? Write about a character who does something everyone tells him/her they cannot.
  17. “I got a war in my mind.” – Write about a character who has a war going on in their mind, either they are trying to decide something or more literally due to mental instability.



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