July 2014 Camp NaNo Prompts for Week 1

by syaffolee

Yep, here’s the archived post for the Week 1 @NaNoWordSprints prompts. (The archive for all the previous prompts is located here.) If there are any particularly prompt themes you’d like to see in the future, just let me know!

June 30, 10:00pm-1:30am (UTC -7)
Opening Tropes (Handwritten)

  • Dramatic chase opening (10 min)
  • Boy meets girl (15 min)
  • Flashback (20 min)
  • A hero is born (15 min)
  • The magic comes back (20 min)
  • Morning routine (10 min)
  • It began with a twist of fate (10 min)
  • Naive newcomer (20 min)
  • Recruit some teenagers with attitude (15 min)
  • Main character is out of a job (30 min)

July 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm (UTC -7)
Stolen Paintings

  • Poppy Flowers by van Gogh (10 min)
  • The Just Judges by van Eyck (10 min)
  • Girl in Front of Open Window by Gauguin (30 min)
  • The Boy in the Red Vest by Cezanne (15 min)
  • The Scream by Munch (30 min)

July 1, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Camping Disasters

  • Disaster (10 min)
  • An attack turns out to be fake (15 min)
  • A cheap device that breaks (30 min)
  • Someone disappears (10 min)
  • Supplies are lost (10 min)
  • It starts raining (15 min)

July 2, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
All About Fairs

  • Archaic (10 min)
  • Outrageous food (20 min)
  • Contests and competitions (20 min)
  • Public spaces (10 min)
  • Riots (30 min)

July 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm (UTC -7)
Character Traits as Metro Stations

  • Fearless (10 min)
  • Drama queen (30 min)
  • Reluctant warrior (10 min)
  • Mad dreamer (15 min)
  • Bookworm (30 min)

July 3, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Unusual Words That Start With “T”

  • Tantalus (10 min)
  • Toran (15 min)
  • Tumescent (20 min)
  • Tetchy (30 min)
  • Thermoplagia (10 min)
  • Toft (10 min)

July 4, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Independence Day Film Quotes

  • “You can’t just drive up and ring the bell.” (10 min)
  • “Now that’s what I call a close encounter.” (15 min)
  • “You knew then! And you did nothing!” (30 min)
  • “All I’m saying is that they have people to handle these things.” (10 min)
  • “I have a confession to make.” (10 min)
  • “Didn’t I promise you fireworks?” (15 min)

July 5, 2:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -7)
Heroic Bloodshed Tropes

  • Blood brothers (10 min)
  • Disturbed doves (10 min)
  • Betrayal (30 min)
  • Spin, roll, and dive (5 min)
  • Blown across the room (15 min)
  • Hitman with a heart (30 min)
  • Honor before reason (15 min)
  • Sympathy for the devil (20 min)

July 5, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Chick Lit Tropes

  • The plucky office girl (10 min)
  • Makeover montage (20 min)
  • An accidental public confession (30 min)
  • Backhanded apology (15 min)
  • Little black dress, man in a kilt, and really bad puns (20 min)

July 6, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Fairy Tale Tropes

  • Wicked stepmother (15 min)
  • The big bad wolf (30 min)
  • Damsel or dude in distress (20 min)
  • An impossible task (30 min)
  • Be careful what you wish for (15 min)
  • Fairest of them all (10 min)
  • Secret identity (30 min)
  • When the clock strikes twelve (10 min)
  • Shapeshifter showdown (30 min)

July 7, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Letters

  • Learning your letters (5 min)
  • Posting a letter (15 min)
  • A red letter day (30 min)
  • The letter of the law (10 min)
  • Following instructions to the letter (10 min)
  • Love letter (20 min)
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