Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Narrator


- Your narrator is a 10-year-old boy.

+ if the characters have to stop what they're doing and explain things to him.

++ if some of the characters are constantly trying to censor the others to preserve his innocence.

+++ if he makes something completely illogical happen (random explosion, sudden invasion of dinosaurs) because he's getting bored.

+++ + if he interrupts a romantic moment with "Ewww!! Girls have cooties!!!"

+++ ++ if he has the English abilities of an average 10-year-old, so he makes lots of grammar mistakes, and uses child slang to describe your characters (the villain is a big meany butthead!)

+++ +++ if he threatens to tell your villain's mom

+++ +++ + if he actually does tell your villain's mom, and she comes out and gives him a spanking

+++ +++ ++ if one of your characters is on a mission to improve his English and will stop the plot to correct something he says

+++ +++ +++ if he gets sick of being corrected and has this character die a completely illogical and disgusting death (drowning in snot comes to mind)

+++ +++ +++ + if this character was essential to the plot and he has to introduce a lot of random elements to make it work ("well, pretend you all have pet unicorns that can fly through walls...")

COOKIES - if your novel ends abruptly because it's his bedtime/he gets a time out/he has to do chores



This dare was posted on the NaNoWriMo forums for free use in your NaNoWriMo novel. I have compiled them all on this website, but I have not created them. While the original thread from which these dares have been taken may have been deleted for the yearly forum wipe, you can find the NaNo Dares thread(s) at http://nanowrimo.org, in the Reaching 50,000 forum.

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