November 2015: All of My NaNoWordSprints Prompts

by syaffolee

 

Yeah, November was crazy. There was a lot of things I did, but most of the documentation on this blog fell to the wayside in favor of getting other things done. I managed to finish another year with a 50k NaNoWriMo win. This year went better since I had a plan this time (unlike last year which was pantsed). There were a lot of cool things I did such as The Great Train Escape and the Night of Writing Dangerously which I might end up writing about later. And then there were the not so great things that happened during November which was documented copiously on my personal feed on Twitter but I won’t bother rehashing here.

Anyways, I’ve decided to do one giant post with all the prompts I used for @NaNoWordSprints this November. And here they are:

November 5, 5:00am-7:00am (UTC -8)
Zombie Sprints

  • Brains (10 min)
  • Reanimated (20 min)
  • Technically living (30 min)
  • Infection (10 min)
  • Incongruously dressed (20 min)

November 5, 9:00am-10:00am (UTC -8)
Ghost Sprinting

  • Fluttering (10 min)
  • Clanking (15 min)
  • Floating (15 min)

November 5, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Lab Sprints

  • Mixture (10 min)
  • Burning things down (30 min)
  • Not following directions (20 min)
  • Unexpected results (10 min)
  • Running out of time (20 min)

November 8, 8:00am-9:30am (UTC -8)
Vampire Cafe Sprints

  • Hiding (10 min)
  • Pointy things (20 min)
  • Dramatic entrance (15 min)
  • Allergic to sunlight (20 min)

November 8, 10:00pm-3:00am (UTC -8)
Picture Prompts

  • Going nuts/squirrel (10 min)
  • Strange rock formations (20 min)
  • Spiny (30 min)
  • Fortress (10 min)
  • A garden visitor (20 min)
  • Idyllic/explosions (30 min)
  • Library (10 min)
  • Fungus (20 min)
  • Parachute (30 min)
  • Wasteland (10 min)
  • Talkative/parrot (20 min)
  • A path towards the unknown (20 min)

November 9, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Doublets

  • Far and wide (10 min)
  • Flesh and blood (20 min)
  • Fast and loose (30 min)
  • Fine and dandy (10 min)
  • Fire and brimstone (20 min)

November 10, 11:30am-12:30pm (UTC -8)
Transgenic Plot Bunnies

  • Sudden outburst (10 min)
  • Minion, cute, diabolical (20 min)
  • Kiss, time rip (10 min)

November 10, 10:00pm-12:30am (UTC -8)
Plot Bunny Convention

  • Epic high note (10 min)
  • Clumsy feet (20 min)
  • Absolute destruction (30 min)
  • Sparkly things (10 min)
  • Midnight assignations (20 min)
  • Fortune smiles, imposter (20 min)

November 11, 1:00pm-2:00pm (UTC -8)
Meow Sprints

  • Running around (10 min)
  • Knocking things over (10 min)
  • Tearing up the house (20 min)

November 11, 10:15pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Party Sprints

  • Gift (10 min)
  • Cake (20 min)
  • Going completely overboard (30 min)
  • Surprise (20 min)

November 12, 10:00pm-2:00am (UTC -8)
Idioms

  • To steal someone’s thunder (10 min)
  • Through thick and thin (20 min)
  • Whole nine yards (30 min)
  • Under the weather (10 min)
  • Spill the beans (20 min)
  • Add insult to injury (30 min)
  • At the drop of a hat (10 min)
  • Back to the drawing board (20 min)
  • Drastic times call for drastic measures (30 min)
  • Hear it on the grapevine (10 min)

November 13, 6:15am-8:30am (UTC -8)
The Great Train Escape, Part 1

  • Speeding along (10 min)
  • Coastal scrub (20 min)
  • Golden hills (30 min)
  • Palm trees (10 min)
  • Clustered houses (30 min)
  • Road signs (20 min)

November 13, 11:00am-12:00pm (UTC -8)
The Great Train Escape, Part 2

  • Tunnels (15 min)
  • Accidental announcement (10 min)
  • Reservations (15 min)

November 13, 8:00pm-8:30pm (UTC -8)
The Great Train Escape, Part 3

  • In the dark (25 min)

November 15, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC -8)
Night of Writing Dangerously

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November 16, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Airport Sprints at SFO

  • Overpriced food (10 min)
  • Long lines (10 min)
  • Gates (30 min)
  • Travelers (10 min)
  • Lost things (30 min)

November 16, 6:30pm-9:00pm (UTC -8)
Pizza Party

  • Platform (10 min)
  • Pizza-faced (20 min)
  • Licorice pizza (30 min)
  • Road pizza (10 min)
  • Party (15 min)
  • The pizza effect (30 min)

November 17, 9:30am-10:00am (UTC -8)
Wombat and the SprintMaster5000

  • No touching allowed (20 min)

November 17, 12:10pm-1:00pm (UTC -8)
Wombat and the Plot is Right

  • A new car (15 min)
  • Mixer (20 min)

November 17, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Rain

  • As right as rain (10 min)
  • Come rain or shine (20 min)
  • Rain check (30 min)
  • It never rains but it pours (10 min)
  • Come in out of the rain (20 min)

November 18, 9:15am-10:00am (UTC -8)
Ghost Sprints Again

  • Slamming doors (10 min)
  • Wind chimes that don’t work (20 min)

November 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Nature, November 12, 2015 Issue

  • A breath of fresh air (10 min)
  • A path through the thicket (10 min)
  • Up close and personalized (30 min)
  • Irked by naivety (10 min)
  • Deadly combination (30 min)

November 18, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Science, November 13, 2015 Issue

  • Breaking the waves (10 min)
  • Moveable feast (10 min)
  • Fire down below (30 min)
  • Not guilty as charged (10 min)
  • Leaping into the unknown (10 min)
  • Mind meets machine (15 min)

November 19, 9:15am-10:00am (UTC -8)
Numbers Station

  • As the crow flies (10 min)
  • Black as a raven (20 min)

November 19, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Cat Idioms

  • Scaredy cat (10 min)
  • Cats on a hot tin roof (20 min)
  • Be the cat’s whiskers (10 min)
  • Bell the cat (30 min)
  • Let the cat out of the bag (20 min)
  • A cat among the pigeons (5 min)
  • The cat’s pajamas (10 min)
  • Cat and mouse game (30 min)

November 20, 10:00am-3:00pm (UTC -8)
Villain Tropes

  • 0% approval rating (10 min)
  • Adorable minions (10 min)
  • Aliens and monsters (30 min)
  • Amoral attorney (15 min)
  • Angry guard dog (20 min)
  • Corruption (30 min)
  • Creepy child (10 min)
  • Culture police (10 min)
  • Creepy doll (30 min)
  • Criminals (10 min)
  • Deadly doctor (10 min)
  • Diplomatic impunity (20 min)
  • Dirty coward (20 min)

November 20, 10:00pm-12:00pm (UTC -8)
Sherlock Sprints from Series 3

  • Convoluted theory (10 min)
  • Jump out of a cake (20 min)
  • Finding a goldfish (30 min)
  • High functioning sociopath (10 min)
  • Speechless (20 min)
  • Eggy chair (30 min)
  • Dancing (10 min)
  • Something in the punch (10 min)

November 21, 7:00am-11:00am (UTC -8)
Books Published in 2000

  • The tipping point (15 min)
  • Storm front (10 min)
  • Plain truth (30 min)
  • Tell no one (10 min)
  • Running blind (15 min)
  • Deadly decisions (30 min)
  • From the corner of his eye (15 min)
  • Dark victory (10 min)
  • Without reservations (30 min)
  • The wish list (10 min)

November 21, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Rhyming Doubles

  • High and dry (10 min)
  • Five and dime (10 min)
  • Near and dear (20 min)
  • Nitty gritty (20 min)
  • Stash and dash (30 min)
  • Wear and tear (30 min)
  • Rough and tough (20 min)

November 22, 9:00am-11:00am (UTC -8)
Things Vampires Ordinarily Wouldn’t Do

  • Hang gliding (10 min)
  • Braving the crowds at a sock sale (20 min)
  • Attending a contentious panel on Batman vs. Superman (30 min)
  • Parallel parking (10 min)
  • Taking care of a pet iguana (20 min)

November 22, 2:30pm-4:30pm (UTC -8)
IKEA

  • No parking (10 min)
  • Meatballs (20 min)
  • Designed furniture (30 min)
  • Strange names (10 min)
  • One way (20 min)

November 22, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
Wombat and the Fortune Cookies

  • Today it’s up to you to create the peacefulness you long for (10 min)
  • A friend asks only for your time not your money (20 min)
  • If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it (30 min)
  • A smile is your passport into the hearts of others (10 min)
  • Your high-minded principles spell success (20 min)

November 23, 3:30pm-5:00pm (UTC -8)
Fortune Cookies from an Alternate Universe

  • Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now (10 min)
  • Change can hurt, but it leads a path to something better (20 min)
  • Enjoy the good luck a companion brings you (30 min)
  • People are naturally attracted to you (5 min)

November 23, 9:00pm-11:30pm (UTC -8)
Picard Sprints (Star Trek: Next Generation Episode Titles)

  • The last outpost (10 min)
  • Coming of age (20 min)
  • Heart of glory (30 min)
  • Lonely among us (10 min)
  • Where no one has gone before (20 min)

November 24, 9:00pm-11:00pm (UTC -8)
Doge

  • Wide awake (10 min)
  • Flower child (20 min)
  • Fighting (30 min)
  • Trick or treat (10 min)
  • Shady deals (20 min)

November 26, 9:30am-1:30pm (UTC -8)
Hiding and Secrets

  • Go into hiding (10 min)
  • Like a thief in the night (20 min)
  • Hide a multitude of sins (30 min)
  • Off the record (10 min)
  • Play hide and seek (20 min)
  • Spill the beans (30 min)
  • Hide your head in the sand (15 min)
  • Dark horse (20 min)
  • Cover your tracks (30 min)

November 26, 10:00pm-2:00am (UTC -8)
Images from Google Street View

  • Eating a banana (10 min)
  • Pigeons in the park (20 min)
  • A marriage proposal (30 min)
  • Stuck in a gate (10 min)
  • On fire (20 min)
  • Invasion (30 min)
  • Bear chasing (10 min)
  • A strange thing in the middle of the woods (20 min)
  • Scuba (5 min)
  • Fight (30 min)

November 27, 6:00pm-8:30pm (UTC -8)
The Evil Kitchenware Catalog Edition

  • An angled potato ricer (10 min)
  • Snowmen marshmallows handcrafted in Belgium (20 min)
  • A ceramic rolling pin (30 min)
  • EvilSmart waffle maker (10 min)
  • Gourmet whipper (15 min)
  • The night apron (30 min)

November 28, 10:30pm-2:00am (UTC -8)
Tarot/Romance Tropes

  • Amnesia (10 min)
  • Disguise (20 min)
  • Opposites attract (30 min)
  • Revenge (5 min)
  • Mistaken identity (15 min)
  • Blackmail (30 min)
  • Kidnapped (10 min)
  • On the rocks (10 min)
  • Redemption (30 min)

November 29, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -8)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  • Mostly harmless (10 min)
  • A long dark teatime of the soul (30 min)
  • Something that makes a lot of people angry and is widely regarded as a bad move (15 min)
  • Someone learns a big secret (20 min)
  • Restoring normality (15 min)
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