For those of us partaking in Camp NaNo, we were just sorted into our “cabins.” (Though maybe not, if you’re reading from the future!)
Personally, I love the cabins – I don’t often get to converse with my fellow writers, let alone writers from all sorts of backgrounds and countries! It’s absolutely enthralling to listen to their stories and ideas.
(To anyone who doesn’t know: a cabin is a private chatroom with other writers, assigned one week before Camp begins. But you can customize your settings to get specific campers; for example, I opted for campers in my age range. Cabins are, of course, 100% optional. But if you clicked on this post, I think it’s safe to assume that you’re at least interested in a cabin.)
Due to a recent update to the Camp site, we now have 19 cabinmates (as opposed to the original 11). With so many people in such a small space, not to mention the fact that almost everyone is in a different timezone, it’s hard to keep up with the conversation.
So here are 20 (yes, 20!) topics to discuss in your cabin, to help you stay on top of things! I’ve sorted the ideas into two groups: writing, and off-topic. Because if I’ve learned anything about being a writer, it’s that we can’t stay focused on actual writing for more than ten minutes.
Your favorite writing resources
Your favorite blogs
The best writing music
How you use [social media] for your writing
How you make your book covers
Writers block solutions
Your writing schedule (and how it conflicts with your life)
Your writing achievements
What’s the best story you’ve written?
Why are you a writer?
What’s on your desk?
Your favorite [thing] (Examples: food, drink, TV show, movie, animal, color, city, clothing style, books, etc.)
How you spend your free time
All about your hometown (or home country; odds are, when you have 19 others in the chat, there will be someone who’s never been in your country!)
Your most interesting life story
Sum up your life in a word
Your dream vacation
What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?
How many languages do you speak?
Your stance on religion
Got something to add? Please, feel free! I’ll add the best suggestions to the list.
Interested in being in one of my cabins next Camp NaNoWriMo season? Message me on Instagram! Sometimes I’ll host my own cabin, and we would love to have you.