It's almost that time of year again! If you haven't heard of NaNoWriMo, it's a writing challenge where writers of all levels, from newbies to seasoned novelists, attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November. At 1667 words per day, it's definitely a challenge, but there's no reason you can't do it if you head in with a plan, a collection of writing buddies, and plenty of your caffeine (and/or alcohol) of choice.
So, first things first—you need to figure out what you're going to write! Here are 3 exercises to get you started.