July 2014 Camp NaNo Prompts for Week 4

by syaffolee

Oh man, this was probably the craziest week for doing @NaNoWordSprints because I was also packing and apartment hunting. I didn’t manage to finish Camp NaNo this month, but that’s okay. Sometimes life just gets in the way. But even so, I believe I’ve done the most sprints out of all the other sprint leaders. I guess for me, it wasn’t that big of a deal because I already had the sprint sessions planned in advance and I could multitask. Sometimes I sprinted as “the ghost” just so that it didn’t look like I was monopolizing the account, but I also have to point out that whenever the ghost sprinted, it wasn’t always me.

Anyways, here’s the last week of prompts archived here for the rest of time:

July 22, 8:30am-10:30am (UTC -7)
Ghost Sprinting: Titles of Ghost Films

  • Beyond Tomorrow (30 min)
  • Field of Dreams (30 min)
  • The Sixth Sense (30 min)
  • Tormented (10 min)

July 22, 5:00pm-7:00pm (UTC -7)
Phrases Part 1

  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (15 min)
  • Break the ice (15 min)
  • Close your eyes and think of England (15 min)
  • Dog is a man’s best friend (30 min)
  • Ends of the earth (20 min)

July 22, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Action Girl Tropes

  • Lady of war (5 min)
  • Never mess with grandma (30 min)
  • Useless boyfriend (15 min)
  • Silk hiding steel (15 min)
  • Ninja maid (30 min)

July 23, 11:00am-12:00pm (UTC -7)
Craigslist

  • A gigantic pyramid of tomato soup mugs from Lincoln, Nebraska (10 min)
  • An “exotic” Canadian knife sold in Thailand (20 min)
  • Bad smelling cologne to be used for revenge (10 min)

July 23, 10:00pm-12:15am (UTC -7)
Metaphors

  • Point of no return (30 min)
  • As quiet as a mouse (30 min)
  • He has the heart of a lion (30 min)
  • You reap what you sow (30 min)

July 24, 8:30am-10:30am (UTC -7)
Villain Tropes

  • Adorable evil minions (10 min)
  • Bad is good and good is bad (20 min)
  • From nobody to nightmare (30 min)
  • Maniac monkeys (15 min)

July 24, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC -7)
Phrases Part 2

  • Feeding frenzy (15 min)
  • Greased lightning (15 min)
  • Hoist with your own petard (15 min)
  • It came like a bolt from the blue (30 min)
  • Jump on the bandwagon (20 min)

July 24, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Quotes from Columbo

  • Just one more thing… (10 min)
  • She almost hit me with a frying pan. (20 min)
  • I can’t swim. I don’t even like a deep tub. (30 min)
  • The problem is, he’s blocking traffic. (5 min)
  • There are a couple of loose ends I’d like to tie up. (30 min)

July 25, 10:00am-12:00pm (UTC -7)
Wombat Disaster Sprints

  • Monumental damage (5 min)
  • Ripped from the headlines (30 min)
  • Harsher in hindsight (30 min)
  • Stuff blowing up (30 min)

July 25, 4:00pm-7:00pm (UTC -7)
Drama Tropes

  • Hanging by the fingers (10 min)
  • Dangerous terrain (20 min)
  • A mysterious parent (15 min)
  • We used to be friends (30 min)
  • Unable to cry (10 min)
  • Sugary malice (15 min)
  • Golden moment (10 min)
  • Things get real (30 min)

July 25, 9:00pm-10:00pm (UTC -7)
Hand Idioms

  • All hands on deck (10 min)
  • The devil makes work for idle hands (20 min)
  • To be in safe hands (15 min)

July 26, 9:30am-2:00pm (UTC -7)
Plot Twist Tropes

  • Actually a doombot (10 min)
  • The cake is a lie (10 min)
  • Didn’t see that one coming (20 min)
  • Backstab backfire (20 min)
  • Easily overheard conversation (20 min)
  • Game changer (20 min)
  • Left for dead (15 min)
  • Prophecy twist (30 min)
  • The dog bites back (20 min)
  • Unreliable narrator (20 min)
  • Untwist the plot (30 min)

July 26, 4:30-7:30pm (UTC -7)
Food Triplets

  • Dill, ginger, saffron (10 min)
  • Cranberry, gooseberry, mulberry (20 min)
  • Kale, beet, avocado (15 min)
  • Baguette, hardtack, pancake (30 min)
  • Barley, wheat, rice (20 min)
  • Wafer, biscotti, animal crackers (5 min)
  • Bird’s nest soup, tomato bisque, clam chowder (10 min)
  • Milk, mint julep, orange juice (30 min)

July 26, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Levi’s

  • Original 501 (20 min)
  • Slim 511 (20 min)
  • Taper 508 (20 min)
  • Bootcut 527 (20 min)
  • Loose 569 (20 min)

July 27, 9:30am-1:30pm (UTC -7)
Ghost Sprinting: Haunted Places

  • House (10 min)
  • Cemetery (20 min)
  • Asylum (15 min)
  • Ossuary (30 min)
  • Catacombs (20 min)
  • Museum (10 min)
  • Castle (15 min)
  • Desert (20 min)
  • Prison (20 min)
  • Hotel (30 min)

July 27, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Unsolved Mysteries

  • A mysterious manuscript (5 min)
  • Encrypted sculpture (15 min)
  • Hidden treasure (30 min)
  • An ancient disc with mysterious symbols (15 min)
  • Monument inscription (30 min)

July 28, 2:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -7)
Same Letter Triplets Part 2

  • Palindrome, plethora, pugnacious (20 min)
  • Subterfuge, schadenfreude, sonorous (20 min)
  • Bucolic, bibelot, bailiwick (20 min)
  • Enervate, eschew, esurient (20 min)
  • Lexicon, lascivious, lugubrious (20 min)
  • Commensurate, conflagration, crabwise (20 min)
  • Frisson, faction, finical (20 min)

July 28, 10:00pm-12:15am (UTC -7)
High Brow Tastes From 1949

  • Town and country (30 min)
  • A decanter from a chemical glass company (30 min)
  • A glass of red wine (30 min)
  • Greens and olive oil (30 min)

July 29, 8:15am-11:00am (UTC -7)
The Airport

  • Bags (10 min)
  • Cranky babies (20 min)
  • Incomprehensible announcements (30 min)
  • Uncomfortable seats (10 min)
  • Gates (20 min)
  • Tickets (5 min)
  • Expensive food (30 min)

July 29, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Conflicts in Literature

  • Man versus nature (10 min)
  • Man versus society (20 min)
  • Man versus technology (15 min)
  • Man versus man (10 min)
  • Man versus self (20 min)
  • Man versus reality (15 min)

July 30, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Titles from “The Shadow” Book Series by Maxwell Grant

  • The Living Shadow (10 min)
  • Hands in the Dark (20 min)
  • The Silent Seven (15 min)
  • Kings of Crime (5 min)
  • The Wealth Seeker (30 min)

July 31, 7:45am-11:00am (UTC -7)
S Words

  • Scandal (10 min)
  • Sprinkling (20 min)
  • Sneaky (30 min)
  • Sinking (15 min)
  • Shovel (15 min)
  • Speculate (30 min)
  • Sallow (10 min)
  • Silver (25 min)

July 31, 2:30pm-5:00pm (UTC -7)
T Words

  • Tremendous (25 min)
  • Terrible (10 min)
  • Trebuchet (10 min)
  • Tangle (25 min)
  • Trouble (15 min)
  • Taste (20 min)
  • Tussle (10 min)

July 31, 8:30pm-10:00pm (UTC -7)
U Words

  • Uncomfortable (20 min)
  • Utility (10 min)
  • Unfathomable (10 min)
  • Urn (10 min)
  • Unholy (10 min)

July 31, 10:00pm-1:00am (UTC -7)
Ending Tropes

  • All just a dream (25 min)
  • Bonus material (25 min)
  • Cataclysm (30 min)
  • Destroy the evidence (20 min)
  • Ray of hope (20 min)
  • Exit, pursued by a bear (30 min)
Advertisements