I fancy myself a writer.

2014 NaNoWriMo Trashy Romance Challenge: Day 2

Okay, so I’m not going to post assignments every single day this month. I don’t have time for that. What I will do is set you up with a three-act story structure and give you some ideas for what types of scenes you should be writing at various stages of your novel. Hopefully you wrote chapter one yesterday, and now you are ready to develop your first act in more detail.

Act One is all about writing scenes that will further expound on the notion that your hero and heroine, while wildly attracted to one another, are simply not “right” for one another.

Writing assignment

Make a list of possible scenes where your characters are doing what they were doing before they met. Only now, they keep running into each other and grating on each other’s nerves (with slight sexual undertones, of course!) Once you have a list of at least five scenes, tackle one a day for the next several days until you have built in a ton of tension in Act One of your novel.

WARNING: Don’t give away too much in Act One. At this stage, your characters should still be interacting according to the first impressions that they made upon first meeting. Do not let them get to know one another too well in Act One!

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