July 2014 Camp NaNo Prompts for Week 3

by syaffolee

Summer has got to be the most miserable time to be writing. In this heat, I don’t want to do anything. Anyways, here’s the archived post for the Week 3 @NaNoWordSprints prompts for anyone who missed any of my previous sprint sessions.

July 15, 1:30pm-3:00pm (UTC -7)
Ghost Sprinting: Bedsheets

  • Thread count (30 min)
  • Flat (15 min)
  • Cotton (30 min)
  • White (30 min)

July 15, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Unusual Pencil Brands

  • Lion (10 min)
  • Four star (20 min)
  • Yacht (30 min)
  • Acorn (20 min)
  • Exchange (15 min)

July 16, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC -7)
Mystery Tropes

  • Absence of evidence (5 min)
  • Eureka moment (15 min)
  • I never said it was poison (30 min)
  • Red herring (10 min)
  • The suspect is hatless (30 min)
  • Stakeout (15 min)
  • Public secret message (20 min)
  • Curtain camouflage (15 min)
  • The butler did it (30 min)
  • Hidden in plain sight (10 min)

July 17, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC -7)
Ghost Sprinting: The Crazy Sauce

  • Crazy survivalist (10 min)
  • Monster clown (20 min)
  • Genius ditz (30 min)
  • Mood swings (15 min)
  • Crazy cat lady (15 min)
  • Nervous wreck (30 min)
  • Mask of sanity (5 min)
  • Pyromaniac (15 min)

July 17, 6:00pm-7:00pm (UTC -7)
Types of Gears

  • Cage (10 min)
  • Magnetic (15 min)
  • Worm (10 min)
  • Skew (15 min)

July 17, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Quotes from “Good Omens” by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

  • He hadn’t meant to Fall. He’d just hung around with the wrong people. (5 min)
  • I think the maggots were a bit over the top, myself. (15 min)
  • Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft are written by men. (30 min)
  • You see, it’s not enough to know what the future is. You have to know what it means. (15 min)
  • There would be other summers, but there would never be one like this. Ever again. (30 min)

July 18, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Fake Band Names/Strange Cat Behavior Mashup

  • Blushing Agency/Sniffing your face (10 min)
  • Butterball Vampire/Kneading paws (20 min)
  • Pod Tentacles Keynote/Laying on your things (30 min)
  • Fabled National Bootleg/Twitching ears (15 min)
  • Roadblock card/Rolling in the street (20 min)

July 19, 10:00am-2:00pm (UTC -7)
Ghost Towns

  • Curry, Alaska (10 min)
  • Anchor, Louisiana (20 min)
  • Miner’s Delight, Wyoming (15 min)
  • Gold Hill, British Columbia (30 min)
  • Lost Channel, Ontario (5 min)
  • Snag, Yukon (10 min)
  • Broad Arrow, Western Australia (10 min)
  • Red Water/Czerwona Woda, Poland (5 min)
  • The Pyramid/Pyramiden, Norway (30 min)
  • Tide Mills, United Kingdom (5 min)
  • Deception Island (30 min)
  • Port Famine, Chile (10 min)

July 19, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Food Idioms

  • Acquire a taste for something (10 min)
  • Fine kettle of fish (15 min)
  • Make someone eat crow (30 min)
  • Turn beet-red (20 min)
  • Pie in the sky (20 min)

July 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC -7)
Anti-Hero Tropes

  • Gentleman thief (10 min)
  • Good is not nice (30 min)
  • Unfazed everyman (30 min)
  • Rebellious spirit (30 min)

July 20, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Seashells Used in Culture

  • Currency (5 min)
  • Musical instruments (30 min)
  • Tools (15 min)
  • Art (30 min)
  • Personal adornment (15 min)

July 21, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC -7)
Same Letter Triplets

  • Vanguard, viewfinder, vanity case (10 min)
  • Resident, robot, racket (20 min)
  • European, electronics, espionage (15 min)
  • February, farrago, floodgate (30 min)
  • Tango, tender, typical (20 min)
  • South, sharp, sardonic (10 min)
  • Inhibitor, irascible, ivory (5 min)
  • Blood, bowling, burgle (30 min)

July 21, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Rhymes with a Body Part

  • Foot, soot, caput (10 min)
  • Arm, charm, farm (30 min)
  • Head, shred, dead (5 min)
  • Eye, spry, pie (30 min)
  • Hair, pear, scare (20 min)
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