NaNoWriMo Day # 7: Change of Venue Can Enrich Your Story

Hopefully your novel is coming along well and your story is developing even further than before.  You might be starting to feel restless sitting in your office area day after day to work on your story and before you know it you could be using that as an excuse not to write.  Before that happens, before you suddenly find yourself blocked with your story no longer flowing, get out of your office.

Now don’t take to mean that you should just stop working on your novel.  What I mean is that perhaps it is time to change your environment that you are writing in.  Changing your scenery and your surroundings can really help to get your story going again, and perhaps it will even change your story in a different direction.  Try going to the library, a bookstore, or your nearest Starbucks to work on your novel.  I know that when I go to Starbucks it somehow opens up all kinds of scenarios for my story and sometimes I will even be sparked by the conversations that are surrounding me.

Your story can really be further developed just by getting out of your comfort zone and changing up the way you do things.  You might even discover a whole other side to your main character that you didn’t even realize was there.  So if you’re looking to give your writing process a little more variety and make it a little more lively, then get out there and go write somewhere else for a change.  You may be able to find a WriteIn in your area by searching on the NaNoWriMo website.  No matter where you write, just keep on writing!


Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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