NaNoWriMo 2014 Prompts for Week 1

by syaffolee

Yep, I’m doing @NaNoWordSprints again this year! As usual, I’m archiving all my prompts on this blog. Anything new this year? Well, some things were also hit or miss since I sometimes go totally out there for sprint themes. Apparently using the prompt “psycho” was very offensive to some people even though it was a prompt and I wasn’t accusing anyone of being a psycho (I also got the prompt from a list on TV Tropes so I didn’t make it up myself). The wombat sprints, however were very popular. I don’t identify myself at all when doing the wombat sprints, but I suspect I would gain a lot of Twitter followers if I did. Several people have declared me their favorite sprint leader during those sprints which is both flattering and a little humbling. I think there are some sprint leaders who do this far better than I do yet don’t get enough kudos…

Anyways, on to the week 1 prompts!

October 31, 5:00pm-8:00pm (UTC -8)
Things One Might Find In London

  • Chase scene with umbrellas (15 min)
  • Spooky building; bonus: tea drinking ghost (30 min)
  • Clock tower (15 min)
  • Metaphorical palace (30 min)
  • Fish and chips (10 min)
  • Bridge (20 min)
  • Cab (15 min)

October 31, 11:00pm-3:00am (UTC -8)
Halloween

  • Haunted house (20 min)
  • Graveyard (30 min)
  • Funny headgear (15 min)
  • Decorative food (15 min)
  • Unsettling noises (15 min)
  • Getting the chills (20 min)
  • Unusual activity (15 min)
  • Sudden noise (5 min)
  • Disturbance (30 min)
  • Costumes and disguises (10 min)
  • Unexpected guest (10 min)

November 1, 9:00pm-10:30pm (UTC -8)
Clue

  • Miss Scarlett in the Hall with the dagger (15 min)
  • Mrs. Peacock in the Kitchen with the lead pipe (10 min)
  • Colonel Mustard in the Conservatory with the candlestick (30 min)
  • Professor Plum in the Library with the rope (10 min)

November 2, 9:00am-11:00am (UTC -8)
Art At Lestat’s

  • Portraits (15 min)
  • Guitar (30 min)
  • Blue hair (10 min)
  • Abstraction (10 min)
  • Stripes (20 min)

November 2, 3:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
What You Would Find At The San Diego Library

  • Shelves (15 min)
  • A quiet hush (30 min)
  • Catalogs and organization (10 min)
  • Lamps (5 min)
  • Obscure knowledge (30 min)

November 2, 9:30pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Homonyms 3x

  • Vale, vail, veil (10 min)
  • Rain, reign, rein (30 min)
  • Praise, prays, preys (15 min)
  • Heirs, airs, errs (10 min)
  • Pair, pare, pear (30 min)
  • Read, reed, rede (10 min)
  • Meat, meet, mete (10 min)

November 3, 11:30am-12:30pm (UTC -8)
Ghostly Verbs

  • Shaking or rattling (10 min)
  • Fluttering (20 min)
  • Crackling or skittering (15 min)

November 3, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Things That Are Called Wombat But Aren’t Really Wombats

  • A small town (10 min)
  • A rock band (20 min)
  • Asteroid (30 min)
  • Broadcaster (10 min)
  • Waste of money, brains and time (20 min)
  • Mountain bikes and tea (30 min)
  • Motorcycle (5 min)
  • List (15 min)

November 4, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Ways To Cook Eggs

  • Fried (10 min)
  • Scrambled (10 min)
  • Coddled (30 min)
  • Poached (15 min)
  • Deviled (30 min)

November 5, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC -8)
Headlines of the Books and Arts Section of the Scientific Journal Nature

  • Behaving badly (10 min)
  • When the body betrays (10 min)
  • The first spark (30 min)
  • Under the skin (5 min)
  • Violin detective (10 min)

November 5, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
The Evil Overlord Sprints

  • Evil minions (15 min)
  • Diabolical mastermind (30 min)
  • Lean and mean (10 min)
  • Psycho supporter (10 min)
  • Tragic (30 min)

November 6, 7:10am-9:30am (UTC -8)
Words Without Consonants

  • Ai (a type of sloth) (10 min)
  • Aa (a type of lava) (30 min)
  • Iouea (the taxonomic genus for sponges) (15 min)
  • Euouae (a musical cadence from medieval music) (30 min)
  • Aye-aye (a type of lemur) (10 min)
  • Oioi (Hawaiian for “to squirm”) (5 min)
  • Eua (Swahili for “to purify”) (30 min)

November 6, 11:00am-12:00pm (UTC -8)
Ghost Sprints

  • Apparition (15 min)
  • Shadow (20 min)
  • Cold spot (10 min)

November 6, 3:00pm-4:00pm (UTC -8)
Wombat in an Alternate Universe: Idioms

  • Bite the dust (10 min)
  • Bent out of shape (10 min)
  • Take the biscuit (20 min)

November 6, 7:00pm-9:30pm (UTC -8)
Q

  • Quash (10 min)
  • Quibble (10 min)
  • Quickly (20 min)
  • Quoting (30 min)
  • Quiche (20 min)
  • Quintet (5 min)
  • Quarter (15 min)

November 7, 3:00pm-4:00pm (UTC -8)
Wombat in an Alternate Universe: Writer’s CPR

  • Lifesaving (5 min)
  • First aid (15 min)
  • Good Samaritan (20 min)

November 7, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Script Frenzy Plot Machine

  • After getting lost underground, a hairstylist with a missing finger discovers the meaning of life. (10 min)
  • While picking cherries, an angry squirrel must open for Bjork. (30 min)
  • On a space station filled with mimes, Zorro hijacks a bus with a stowaway on board. (5 min)
  • With only a week left to live, a life-long bachelor swims across the Pacific Ocean. (10 min)
  • Aided by a Swedish go-go dancer, a duck with a death-wish plots one final heist. (30 min)

The rest of my prompt archive can be found here.

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