NaNoWriMo 2014 Prompts for Week 4

by syaffolee

As I mentioned before, I’ll be doing a post on this year’s NaNoWriMo a little later. But meanwhile, here are the last of the sprints I did for week 4 on @NaNoWordSprints. You can also find the entire archive of all the prompts I put in my sprints here. (A fellow sprint leader wrote her NaNo novel based on many of the sprints posted on Twitter. You can find prompts from some of those other sprint leaders here.)

November 22, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
FGH

  • Fallacious, gauze, harrow (10 min)
  • Flannel, greedy, hinder (10 min)
  • Festive, griddlecake, haughty (30 min)
  • Fan, gear, hitch (15 min)
  • Frantic, gong, hyacinth (30 min)

November 23, 9:00am-10:00am (UTC -8)
I Words, 3x

  • Image, implore, impel (10 min)
  • Incendiary, incomparable, incautious (20 min)
  • Ignite, ignoble, iguana (10 min)

November 24, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC -8)
Old Science from Nature’s 50 & 100 Years Ago Feature

  • Translating (10 min)
  • Hazards of the road (20 min)
  • Floating (30 min)
  • Practical (10 min)
  • Abominable (20 min)

November 24, 11:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Chinese Proverbs

  • Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. (10 min)
  • The energy of the new generation inspires the old. (20 min)
  • The one who makes trouble can resolve the trouble. (30 min)
  • It is supposed that if there is a rumor, there must be some truth behind it. (6 min)

November 25, 2:45pm-4:00pm (UTC -8)
Meow Sprints

  • Staring at nothing (20 min)
  • Running around (20 min)
  • Food (15 min)

November 25, 6:16pm-8:30pm (UTC -8)
Elephants

  • Elephant in the room (20 min)
  • White elephant sale (15 min)
  • Elephant never forgets (15 min)
  • Seeing pink elephants (30 min)
  • To see the elephant (30 min)

November 25, 10:00pm-2:00am (UTC -8)
Beatles/Britney Spears/PDQ Bach Mashup

  • Misery, lucky, the art of the ground round (10 min)
  • Nobody’s child, stronger, classical rap (15 min)
  • Cry for a shadow, sometimes, journeys into space (30 min)
  • Twist and shout, overprotected, fanfare for the common cold (10 min)
  • A hard day’s night, anticipating, a little nightmare music (15 min)
  • Matchbox, toxic, the dairy queen (30 min)
  • Slow down, everytime, the magic fruit (7 min)
  • No reply, outrageous, coffee cantata (7 min)
  • Yesterday, break the ice, little pickle book (7 min)
  • Rain, circus, the musical sacrifice (30 min)
  • Paperback writer, radar, hair piece (20 min)

November 26, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC -8)
Laws of Thermodynamics

  • Equilibrium (5 min)
  • Conservation (15 min)
  • Entropy (30 min)
  • Absolute zero (10 min)
  • Energy (10 min)
  • Irreversible (15 min)

November 26, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Wombat in an Alternate Universe: Wedding Crasher

  • Cake (10 min)
  • Searching for the ring (15 min)
  • Ceremony (30 min)
  • Down the aisle (5 min)
  • Speech (30 min)

November 27, 11:15am-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Thanksgiving Idioms

  • Going cold turkey (10 min)
  • Talking turkey (15 min)
  • A turkey shoot (30 min)
  • Like turkeys voting for an early Christmas (10 min)
  • To gobble something up (15 min)
  • Busy as a cranberry merchant at Thanksgiving (30 min)
  • Couch potato (10 min)
  • Drop something like a hot potato (15 min)
  • Small potatoes (30 min)
  • Kick the stuffing out of someone (5 min)

November 27, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • Mostly harmless (10 min)
  • Long dark teatime of the soul (30 min)
  • Something that makes a lot of people angry and widely regarded as a bad move (15 min)
  • Someone lears a big secret. Bonus: The secret is banging two rocks together (20 min)
  • Restoring normality (20 min)

November 28, 9:00am-11:00am (UTC -8)
Directional Idioms

  • Up north (5 min)
  • Down south (15 min)
  • Go south/head south (25 min)
  • Back east (5 min)
  • East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet (10 min)
  • East or west, home is best (25 min)

November 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Food Microbiology

  • Chocolate (5 min)
  • Fish (15 min)
  • Rum (30 min)
  • Cheese (15 min)
  • Coffee and tea (20 min)

November 28, 11:00pm-1:00am (UTC -8)
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

  • No copy survives (10 min)
  • Telling a story within a story (20 min)
  • Labyrinths and mirrors (30 min)
  • Poisoned page (10 min)
  • Occam’s Razor (20 min)

November 29, 4:30am-6:00am (UTC -8)
Dark Fantasy Tropes Part 1

  • Corruption (5 min)
  • Going mad with power (30 min)
  • Contempt (5 min)
  • Ways to control people (20 min)

November 29, 7:40pm-9:00pm (UTC -8)
Dark Fantasy Tropes Part 2

  • Eating away at one’s humanity (10 min)
  • Forsaken (10 min)
  • Alternative character interpretation (5 min)
  • Evil only has to win once (30 min)

November 29, 10:00pm-2:00am (UTC -8)
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

  • Nine times out of ten, talking is a way of avoiding doing things (30 min)
  • Don’t you ever do anything but cook and read? (30 min)
  • No proper princess would come out looking for dragons (30 min)
  • None of this nonsense, please (5 min)
  • His job is to handle this sort of thing, isn’t it? (30 min)
  • You’re sure you don’t want to be rescued? (30 min)
  • And I hope I never have to watch anything like that again for as long as I live (30 min)
  • Be careful not to smudge the lines! (10 min)

November 30, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC -8)
Marbles

  • Corkscrew (10 min)
  • Peppermint swirl (10 min)
  • Onionskin (20 min)
  • Cat’s eye (15 min)
  • Gooseberry (10 min)
  • End of day (20 min)

November 30, 6:16pm-7:00pm (UTC -8)
Last Minute Ghost Sprinting

  • Cemetery (7 min)
  • Seances and mysterious messages (10 min)
  • Strange activities (10 min)

December 1, 12:00am-3:00am (UTC -8)
End Idioms

  • Follow to the ends of the earth (15 min)
  • Play both ends against the middle (30 min)
  • Get the short end of the stick (20 min)
  • Not knowing which end is up (30 min)
  • Odds and ends (30 min)
  • Light at the end of the tunnel (20 min)
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