NaNoWordSprints Prompts for November 2016

by syaffolee

Well, here they are. The prompts I tweeted out on @NaNoWordSprints during November. I’ve also been slowly compiling stats for the sprints, and I’ve calculated that all of these sprints cover over 100 hours of sprinting. If you decide to use these for your own sprints, have fun!

 

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November 3, 2016, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
The Solar System and mythology

  • Mercury – trickery (10 min)
  • Deimos – dread (20 min)
  • Eris – discord (30 min)
  • Neptune – water (10 min)
  • Iapetus – mortal wounds (20 min)

November 4, 2016, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Tropes

  • Admiring the abomination (10 min)
  • Duel to the death (20 min)
  • Playing both sides (30 min)
  • Chasing the dream (10 min)
  • It’s going down (20 min)

November 5, 2016, 4:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
Dr. Suess

  • Ridiculous headgear (10 min)
  • Unusual food (20 min)
  • Hurting someone close to you (30 min)
  • Plight of the environment (10 min)
  • A conflict that leads to an arms race and mutual destruction (20 min)

November 6, 2016, 6:30am-8:00am (UTC-8)
Idioms

  • Wild goose chase (10 min)
  • Stealing someone’s thunder (30 min)
  • Letting the cat out of the bag (10 min)
  • Biting off more than one can chew (15 min)

November 7, 2016, 6:00am-9:00am (UTC-8)
Master Plots

  • Pursuit (10 min)
  • Rescue (20 min)
  • Escape (30 min)
  • Rivalry (10 min)
  • Underdog (20 min)
  • Temptation (30 min)
  • Transformation (20 min)

November 8, 2016, 6:00am-9:00am (UTC-8)
Food idioms

  • Cool as a cucumber (10 min)
  • Easy as apple pie (20 min)
  • Bite off more than one can chew (30 min)
  • Flat as a pancake (10 min)
  • Eat one’s cake and have it too (20 min)
  • Stew in one’s own juices (30 min)
  • Walking on eggshells (20 min)

November 8, 2016, 8:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Quadruplets Part 1

  • Green, gravy, gratuitous, gravity (10 min)
  • Airy, adrenaline, acupuncture, annex (20 min)
  • Knoll, knell, knave, knife (30 min)
  • Pair, perfume, pretentious, portal (10 min)
  • Diligent, diminutive, direct, discretion (20 min)
  • Ice, incline, infinity, illusion (30 min)
  • Rummage, rapid, rain, receive (20 min)

November 9, 2016, 6:00am-9:00am (UTC-8)
Quadruplets Part 2

  • Griddlecake, groggy, grip, groan (10 min)
  • Photo, physics, place, poise (20 min)
  • Short, shirt, shrink, shift (30 min)
  • Half, hat, homemade, herculean (10 min)
  • Connection, concrete, congest, contaminate (20 min)
  • Orbit, open, oncoming, octagon (30 min)
  • Brush, bring, breech, brief (20 min)

November 9, 2016, 10:45am-2:00pm (UTC-8)
Quadruplets Part 3

  • Relative, regard, regal, renegade (10 min)
  • Cranberry, cucumber, cantaloupe, cheese (20 min)
  • Drink, drain, drum, drop (30 min)
  • Elegant, elevate, elicit, elan (20 min)
  • Vine, vision, vitreous, vitality (10 min)
  • Friend, front, frippery, fresh (30 min)
  • Jump, jiggle, jaunt, jive (10 min)
  • Hill, heat, hearing, hope (20 min)

November 10, 2016, 9:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Postcard prompts

  • Relaxing at the beach (10 min)
  • Peering out a window (20 min)
  • Imaginary city (30 min)
  • An evening concert (10 min)
  • Chilling out (20 min)
  • Double/twins (30 min)
  • A friendly chat (20 min)

November 10, 2016, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Cat idioms

  • Play cat and mouse (10 min)
  • Put the cat among the pigeons (20 min)
  • Let the cat out of the bag (30 min)
  • Raining cats and dogs (10 min)

November 11, 2016, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Weather idioms

  • Snowed under (10 min)
  • Break the ice (20 min)
  • Calm before the storm (30 min)
  • Storm in a teacup (10 min)
  • Every cloud has a silver lining (20 min)

November 12, 2016, 8:15am-11:00am (UTC-8)
Character tropes

  • Seekers (10 min)
  • Wannabe (20 min)
  • Mentor (30 min)
  • Elder (10 min)
  • Con man (20 min)
  • Ensemble (30 min)
  • Trickster (20 min)

November 13, 2016, 11:00am-1:30pm (UTC-8)
Union Station Write-in

  • Train (10 min)
  • Station (20 min)
  • Arrivals (30 min)
  • Departures (10 min)
  • Tickets (20 min)
  • Announcements (30 min)

November 14, 2016, 8:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Compound words

  • Slipstream (10 min)
  • Downtown (20 min)
  • Turncoat (30 min)
  • Copycat (10 min)
  • Firebrand (20 min)
  • Oddball (30 min)
  • Homebound (10 min)
  • Backdrop (30 min)
  • Greenhorn (30 min)
  • Moonlight (30 min)
  • Backbone (30 min)
  • Underground (30 min)

November 16, 2016, 7:45am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from November 2008

  • The queen of stone (10 min)
  • Living with the dead (20 min)
  • Dead ringer (30 min)
  • Almost perfect (10 min)
  • Unforgiven (20 min)
  • Sweet poison (30 min)
  • Beware (10 min)
  • Speed demon (20 min)
  • Master of torment (30 min)
  • Exposed (20 min)

November 16, 2016, 10:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Meow Sprints

  • Getting tangled up (10 min)
  • Pushing things off the ledge (20 min)
  • Claws out (10 min)

November 17, 2016, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from November 2009

  • The gift (10 min)
  • Skin deep (20 min)
  • The secret ingredient (30 min)
  • Full circle (10 min)
  • Untraceable (20 min)
  • Betrayal (30 min)
  • All the wrong moves (10 min)
  • Waiting in the shadows (20 min)
  • Kicking and screaming (30 min)
  • Temptation (5 min)

November 17, 2016, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Book titles from November 2010

  • Deadly intent (10 min)
  • Following magic (20 min)
  • The pursuit of pleasure (30 min)
  • Running blind (10 min)
  • Touch and go (20 min)

November 18, 2016, 6:15am-8:30am (UTC-8)
The Great Train Escape

  • Tracks (10 min)
  • Sunrise (20 min)
  • Staring out the window (30 min)
  • Full seats (10 min)
  • Strange passengers (20 min)
  • Arrival (10 min)

November 20, 2016, 7:30am-10:30am (UTC-8)
Mission sprints

  • My solution is worse than the problem (10 min)
  • We’re all in this together (20 min)
  • What are you looking at (30 min)
  • Everything must go (10 min)
  • Born and raised (20 min)
  • Imitation (30 min)
  • Destiny manifest (20 min)

November 20, 2016, 7:00pm-9:00pm (UTC-8)
NOWD sprints

  • Crowd (10 min)
  • Lord of the candy (15 min)
  • Bell and crown (30 min)
  • 50/50 (10 min)
  • Dapper gentleman (20 min)

November 21, 2016, 8:30am-10:00am (UTC-8)
Signs on Market Street

  • Pharmacy (10 min)
  • Skillet (20 min)
  • Except (30 min)
  • Golden (5 min)

November 21, 2016, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
SFO sprints

  • Expensive food (10 min)
  • Long lines (20 min)
  • Lots of waiting (30 min)
  • Too many bags (10 min)
  • Unheard announcements (20 min)

November 21, 2016, 7:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Random TV tropes

  • Abandoned warehouse (10 min)
  • Catch and return (20 min)
  • It’s personal (30 min)
  • Child prodigy (10 min)
  • Cannot tell fiction from reality (20 min)
  • Aggressive negotiations (30 min)
  • Opulent outfits (10 min)
  • All in a row (20 min)
  • Something completely different (30 min)
  • Out of focus (5 min)

November 22, 2016, 9:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from October 2011

  • Tastes funny (10 min)
  • Cold glory (20 min)
  • Bound by blood (30 min)
  • Lucky break (10 min)
  • Beautiful chaos (20 min)
  • Slash and burn (30 min)
  • All that remains (25 min)

November 23, 2016, 8:45am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from July 2010

  • Resolutions (10 min)
  • Blindsided (20 min)
  • Swept away by a kiss (30 min)
  • Damage control (10 min)
  • Running scared (20 min)
  • A brush with death (30 min)
  • Bonds of justice (10 min)
  • Still missing (20 min)

November 23, 2016, 9:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Meow sprints, Part 2

  • Staring at nothing (10 min)
  • Attack mode (20 min)
  • Scratching it up (30 min)
  • Daring feats of ridiculousness (10 min)
  • Watching in the dark (20 min)

November 24, 2016, 2:30pm-7:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from January 2012

  • Stinky business (10 min)
  • Lucky penny (20 min)
  • No return (30 min)
  • Swords and ashes (10 min)
  • Love in a nutshell (20 min)
  • All that bleeds (30 min)
  • A place of secrets (10 min)
  • Shattered (20 min)
  • Dark victory (30 min)
  • Sinners and saints (10 min)
  • Tempted again (20 min)

November 24, 2016, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Pie/Cats/The Matrix Mashup

  • A six pack of beer and a box of Captain Crunch (10 min)
  • Phone booth (20 min)
  • The truth is out there (30 min)
  • Make a choice (10 min)
  • Training (20 min)

November 25, 2016, 10:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from February 2011

  • Backlash (10 min)
  • Rebel with a cause (20 min)
  • Murder among friends (30 min)
  • Learning to swim (10 min)
  • Sweet little lies (20 min)

November 25, 2016, 4:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from October 2011

  • Never come back (10 min)
  • Cold blooded (20 min)
  • Lost and found (30 min)
  • Perfect ruin (10 min)
  • Everything breaks (20 min)

November 25, 2016, 6:16pm-8:00pm (UTC-8)
The sprints account sprints (dating edition)

  • Boring conversationalists (5 min)
  • Deception (15 min)
  • Passing strange (30 min)
  • Out of your league (10 min)
  • Still searching (15 min)

November 26, 2016, 4:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from June 2013

  • A matter of life and death (10 min)
  • Secret vows (20 min)
  • Sweet revenge (30 min)
  • Darkness unmasked (10 min)
  • No easy way down (20 min)

November 27, 2016, 7:00am-10:00am (UTC-8)
Book titles from February 2014

  • Walking on air (10 min)
  • Melting the ice (20 min)
  • Atonement (30 min)
  • Close pursuit (10 min)
  • Never too late (20 min)
  • Under your skin (30 min)
  • The lure (20 min)

November 27, 2016, 8:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from September 2013

  • Chasing shadows (10 min)
  • The edge of normal (20 min)
  • The fallout (30 min)
  • Thin space (10 min)
  • Necessary lies (20 min)
  • Matters of doubt (30 min)
  • A beautiful truth (15 min)

November 28, 2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC-8)
Nature – November 24, 2016 issue headlines

  • Life at the divide (10 min)
  • A call to serve (20 min)
  • Stand firm (30 min)
  • A source of hope (10 min)
  • Women who read the stars (20 min)
  • Ultrahigh and ultralow (30 min)

November 28, 2016, 9:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Book titles from May 2014

  • White heart of justice (10 min)
  • Giving in (20 min)
  • Banishing the dark (30 min)
  • The stranger you know (10 min)
  • It’s now or never (20 min)

November 29, 2016, 2:00pm-5:00pm (UTC-8)
Ship names from The Culture novels, Part 1

  • Nervous energy (10 min)
  • Profit margin (20 min)
  • No more Mr. Nice Guy (30 min)
  • Screw loose (10 min)
  • Of course I still love you (20 min)
  • So much for subtlety (30 min)
  • Limiting factor (20 min)

November 29, 2016, 9:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Ship names from The Culture novels, Part 2

  • Unacceptable behavior (10 min)
  • Death and gravity (20 min)
  • Honest mistake (30 min)
  • Uninvited guest (10 min)
  • Furious purpose (20 min)

December 1, 2016, 12:00am-4:00am (UTC-8)
The Final Idioms

  • A bitter pill (20 min)
  • A dime a dozen (20 min)
  • Actions speak louder than words (30 min)
  • Add insult to injury (20 min)
  • At the drop of a hat (30 min)
  • Ball is in your court (20 min)
  • Barking up the wrong tree (20 min)
  • Best of both worlds (30 min)
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