April 2015 Camp NaNoWriMo Prompts for Week 1

by syaffolee

Whoa, it feels like forever since I last posted to the blog. All I can say is that things have been very busy of late and sleep and fun times have been shoved aside in favor of work. I will try to post a little more often this month since it’s Camp NaNo and once again, I’m doing @NaNoWordSprints on Twitter.

The following are the prompts I used for the first week. (The entire archive of prompts from the past couple of years is located here.) Feel free to take any or all of them to help inspire you in your writing.

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March 31, 10:30pm-1:00am (UTC -8)
Sneaking around camp

  • Raid (15 min)
  • Crawl and hide (15 min)
  • Physical exertion (30 min)
  • Stealth (10 min)
  • Taken (20 min)
  • Late night (15 min)

April 1, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Eurovision 2015 song titles/Editing

  • Warrior/spelling and grammar (10 min)
  • Chain of lights/fix plot hole (20 min)
  • Black smoke/consistent characterization (30 min)
  • Goodbye to yesterday/unnecessary description (10 min)
  • Unbroken/polish some dialogue (20 min)
  • One last breath/rewrite a scene (30 min)
  • Face the shadow/revise transition scene (5 min)
  • Hope never dies/work on awkward phrasing (10 min)

April 3, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC -8)
American game shows

  • The price is right (10 min)
  • Jeopardy (20 min)
  • Deal or no deal (30 min)
  • Family feud (10 min)
  • Wheel of fortune (20 min)
  • The dating game (30 min)
  • Pyramid (10 min)
  • Win, lose or draw (10 min)
  • Survivor (20 min)
  • Everything goes (10 min)

April 4, 3:00pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
What if

  • What if your main character discovered a dead body? (10 min)
  • What if the antagonist’s grandmother called in the middle of an Important Event? (20 min)
  • What if a character arrives with some distressing news? (10 min)
  • What if the weather ruins some important plans? (30 min)
  • What if a mysterious package gets delivered to the wrong person? (20 min)

April 4, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Medieval folklore

  • Giants, strength, conflict (10 min)
  • Rites of passage (15 min)
  • Fool, commentary, vice (30 min)
  • Dance, costume, community (15 min)
  • Traditions (10 min)

April 5, 2:15pm-4:15pm (UTC -8)
Senses

  • Sight (20 min)
  • Hearing (10 min)
  • Smell (30 min)
  • Touch (10 min)

April 5, 7:00pm-8:30pm (UTC -8)
RADAR sprinting: Festivals

  • Porcupine freedom (15 min)
  • Pepper jelly (10 min)
  • Renaissance (20 min)
  • Sasquatch (15 min)

April 6, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Quotes from Gilgamesh

  • Who would venture there? (10 min)
  • The door through which the cold gets in (20 min)
  • The weeping does not end day or night (30 min)
  • Pay heed to a little one that holds on to your hand (10 min)
  • Study how it is made (10 min)
  • A slippery path is not feared by two people who help each other (10 min)

April 7, 12:30pm-2:00pm (UTC -8)
Headlines from Science (April 3, 2015 issue)

  • Realizing the promise (10 min)
  • A community for disaster (20 min)
  • New products (20 min)
  • ‘The Blob’ invades Pacific, flummoxing climate experts (15 min)

April 7, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Jeopardy!

  • Bagpipe, bazooka, breathless (10 min)
  • Mummification, goddess, cult (20 min)
  • Nickle, mercury, gold, helium (10 min)
  • Some say cheese like casu marzu is better with these little critters (20 min)
  • This comes in many different sizes. It can both frighten and delight. And it never lets go. (30 min)
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