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Camp Care Package #1: Use your senses.

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Author Mel Walker is your Camp Counselor this week. Find all Camp Care Packages in Breaking News throughout the month, or learn more about Camp NaNoWriMo!

Looking for writing inspiration — use your senses. Open your eyes and take in the dynamic tapestry around you as you venture through the mall, walking the city streets, or grocery shopping. You’ll find settings, characters, conflict, and motivation all around you. Expand to make a note of the sounds, smells, and touch. Inspiration is all around you every day — use all of it.

Today's writing challenge from Mel:

Set a timer (10-15 minutes) and let the words flow, starting with this sentence:

“Did you really just say that?”

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Mel Walker is an award winning rare bird, the male romance author. Specializing in heartfelt small-town romance, he enjoys telling compelling romances with all the feels. A native New Yorker and life-long frustrated NY Mets fan, he enjoys baseball, reading, bike rides and writing outdoors where he absorbs the energy of the city.

What's up at Camp?

  • Writers of Color: VWI ft. Mel Walker Thursday, April 13, 4:30 PM PDT (Your Time Zone) Come join a virtual write-in for writers of color in the NaNoWriMo community, featuring guest Camp Counselor Mel Walker! He'll share some writing prompts and you'll have the opportunity to ask him writing questions.
  • Camp NaNoWriMo Virtual Write-In - Tuesday, April 18, 1:00 PM PDT (Your Time Zone) Join us as we dive into our Camp NaNoWriMo projects! During this hour-long livestream, we'll share a few writing prompts to help you brainstorm ideas, and you can chat with other Camp NaNo writers.

  • LGBTQIA+ Writers Virtual Meetup - Thursday, April 20, 2:00 PM PDT (Your Time Zone) Come join other LGBTQIA+ writers for a virtual hangout! We'll get to know each other as writers, share what's inspiring us, and talk about the writing life.
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