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So it’s nearly the end of week 2 of NaNoWriMo 2016 and I have discovered that as a Sprint Leader on the @NaNoWordSprints Twitter account, I have the best sprinters!

It could be because I run Firefly themed sprints with the hashtags: Brown Coats Unite and Firefly. I really do have the best prompts, nearly all of which are direct quotes from the Firefly tv show and subsequent movie. So my sprinters get to use wonderful quotes such as: “I swear by my pretty, floral bonnet I will end you!”, “My food is problematic.”, “Shiny.”, “Let’s be bad guys.”, and “He looks better in red.”. As well as many others.

In my dedication to providing the very best Firefly sprints I sat down and watched all 13 hours of the cult hit (including the movie and all without ads…), and I wrote down everything that could potentially be a prompt. I have spent the past two weeks presenting them to my sprinters one prompt per page at a time.

During NaNo it is so important to keep positive! If you start getting down on yourself, well the numbers just keep going down. That’s why I use the ‘threat’ of Reaver attacks to keep them being positive. They don’t usually forget their positivity more than once.

It’s so much fun, because they play with me. Which would sound so much worse if I wasn’t talking about Tweets. But a great many of my sprinters Tweet back to me with appropriate Firefly responses. This is why NaNo is fun, and why I come back year after year, even when I haven’t got anything to procrastinate by writing.

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