NaNoWordSprints Prompts for April 2017

by syaffolee

Oops, I’m late. But I have a very good reason! I’ve been in the middle of moving in the last part of April. But finally here they are: the @NaNoWordSprints prompts that I tweeted out during April. Have fun if you decide to use them on your own!

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March 31, 2017, 4:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
Parts of First Lines

  • It was a bright cold day in April (15 min)
  • It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (20 min)
  • It was a wrong number that started it (30 min)

March 31, 2017, 11:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 1)

  • Before it happens (10 min)
  • He went about humiliating them (20 min)
  • Last of the true romantics (10 min)
  • Crystal clear results (15 min)
  • Wasn’t a total bust (20 min)
  • Well, this won’t last long (10 min)
  • The good old days (30 min)
  • An out-of-this-world deal (20 min)

April 1, 2017, 1:30pm-2:30pm (UTC-8)
Plot Bunny Infomercial

  • Something hilarious and eye opening (10 min)
  • Something sinister happens in some very old archives (20 min)
  • This kiss of death (5 min)

April 1, 2017, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 2)

  • I’m still digging (10 min)
  • Been around awhile (20 min)
  • Go over the edge (30 min)
  • The packing peanuts are much better (10 min)
  • Chaotic, irrational, raucous (20 min)

April 2, 2017, 9:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Art at Lestat’s

  • Wake up and die (10 min)
  • Up in the air (20 min)
  • Apocalypse (30 min)
  • Burning leaf (10 min)
  • Floundering (20 min)
  • Unlikely romance (30 min)
  • An unexpected gift (10 min)
  • Unconvincing disguise (10 min)

April 2, 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 3)

  • Feeling morally superior (10 min)
  • Covered in shattered glass (20 min)
  • A combination of openness and secrecy (30 min)
  • Believed to be dangerous or potentially violent (10 min)
  • Find a loophole (15 min)
  • Keeping your friends close and your enemies closer (30 min)
  • There’s just something about this place that turns people into monsters (20 min)

April 3, 2017, 8:00am-10:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 4)

  • Draw the line (20 min)
  • Tell them exactly how you feel (30 min)
  • The swirling vortex (10 min)
  • Hero in jogging pants (20 min)
  • The next big thing (5 min)

April 3, 2017, 1:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Postcard Prompts 

  • Tea house (10 min)
  • Promanade (20 min)
  • Polar bears/out of place (30 min)
  • Coast to cactus (10 min)
  • Village (20 min)
  • Under the spotlight (30 min)
  • Ancient times (20 min)

April 3, 2017, 8:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Plug Your Ears…It’s Kpop!

  • Wake me up (10 min)
  • Mr. Ambiguous (20 min)
  • Very nice (30 min)
  • Mind your own business (10 min)
  • Please don’t (20 min)
  • Last goodbye (30 min)
  • Chase me (10 min)
  • Apology (20 min)
  • Broken doll (30 min)
  • Butterfly (10 min)
  • Don’t look at me like that (20 min)
  • The closer (30 min)
  • Windy day (10 min)
  • Jackpot (20 min)
  • Coup d’état (10 min)

April 4, 2017, 10:30am-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 5)

  • Mind-boggling (10 min)
  • A slightly better chance (20 min)
  • Bad news for the twins (30 min)
  • All it takes is vision and guts (10 min)
  • Can’t hold it back (20 min)
  • Something disturbing (30 min)
  • It’s always nice to be reminded what a horrible person some people think you are (10 min)
  • A recipe for disaster (20 min)
  • Pretty close to their limit (30 min)
  • Now they’ve done it (10 min)
  • For evil to triumph all that is necessary is for good men to do nothing (25 min)
  • Continue to have problems with it (10 min)
  • Cheap self-esteem boost (15 min)
  • Sorry to hear he died (20 min)

April 4, 2017, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Disney Songs

  • A whole new world (10 min)
  • I see the light (20 min)
  • I won’t say I’m in love (30 min)
  • I’ll make a man out of you (10 min)
  • Something there (20 min)
  • Out there (30 min)
  • Zero to hero (10 min)
  • Let it go (20 min)
  • Poor unfortunate souls (30 min)
  • Friends on the other side (10 min)

April 5, 2017, 11:00pm-1:30am (UTC-8)
Madam Sprints (Part 1)

  • Strength (10 min)
  • Burden (20 min)
  • Secret plans, hidden dishonor, frustration and the possibility of failure (30 min)
  • A hard struggle (10 min)
  • Stubborn (20 min)
  • Emotional dejection, disappointment and sorrow over past events (30 min)

April 6, 2017, 9:15pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Madam Sprints (Part 2)

  • Initiative (10 min)
  • Surprise (20 min)
  • Advantage (30 min)
  • Mysterious appearance (10 min)
  • Attraction (20 min)
  • Not normal (30 min)

April 7, 2017, 8:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 6)

  • But it’s so small (10 min)
  • Now here’s a doozy of an ethical dilemma (20 min)
  • Just lighten up (30 min)
  • Hostage rescue (10 min)
  • Why do we assume that any part of what was captured was the truth? (20 min)
  • Your chance to come clean (30 min)
  • Some of them are selling information (10 min)
  • A noble experiment (20 min)
  • Separated at birth (15 min)

April 8, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 7)

  • Go there and take your chances (10 min)
  • Isn’t particularly secure (20 min)
  • During a storm (30 min)
  • More than meets the eye (10 min)
  • At least there’s hope somewhere (15 min)
  • Funny and interesting (5 min)

April 8, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 8)

  • A slight overreaction (10 min)
  • No doubt has the talent (20 min)
  • A new, separate vulnerability (30 min)
  • Unclear on the concept (10 min)
  • Sometimes people are stupid (20 min)

April 9, 2017, 7:30am-10:00am (UTC-8)
Vampire Cafe Sprints

  • Burst into flame (10 min)
  • Bitey adversary (20 min)
  • Looking a little pale (30 min)
  • Bloodlust (10 min)
  • Garlic breath (20 min)
  • Mysterious happenings (30 min)

April 11, 2017, 7:00am-8:00am (UTC-8)
Moving

  • Decisions must be made (10 min)
  • A very high price (20 min)
  • The devil’s bargain (15 min)

April 11, 2017, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 9)

  • Contradictory statements (10 min)
  • Well, it’s about time (20 min)
  • Save a lot of effort (30 min)
  • The most valuable property (10 min)
  • Turned up empty (20 min)
  • A dangerous ideal (30 min)
  • Paranoiac delusions (10 min)
  • That got him kicked off (20 min)
  • The last to know about it (30 min)
  • Fun and games (5 min)

April 12, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Asian Art Museum

  • Cascade of letters (10 min)
  • The treasure wall (20 min)
  • Ensnared (30 min)
  • Freaking out (10 min)
  • Fish out of water (15 min)
  • Catching a ride (5 min)

April 12, 2017, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 10)

  • Growing pains (10 min)
  • A charming personality (20 min)
  • Relentless navel gazing (30 min)
  • Crazy like a fox (10 min)
  • Throw them out (20 min)
  • Prepare to die (30 min)
  • House was burning down (10 min)
  • Another diatribe (20 min)
  • One of the great tragedies (30 min)
  • Delaying tactic (5 min)

April 13, 2017, 10:45pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Driving

  • Stuck (10 min)
  • Stinky (20 min)
  • Getting caught (30 min)
  • Signs (10 min)
  • Loud music (20 min)
  • Rage (10 min)

April 14, 2017, 8:30am-12:30pm (UTC-8)
Soundtracks (Part 1)

  • Stardust (10 min)
  • The hollow (20 min)
  • A beautiful mind (30 min)
  • Pride and prejudice (10 min)
  • The king’s speech (20 min)
  • House of cards (30 min)
  • The crow (10 min)
  • Willow (20 min)
  • Hook (30 min)
  • Inception (5 min)

April 14, 2017, 4:30pm-6:30pm (UTC-8)
Meow Sprints

  • Seeing double (10 min)
  • Disguise (10 min)
  • Secret relationship (30 min)
  • Sniper (10 min)
  • Conquering snow (10 min)
  • Flying (20 min)

April 15, 2017, 9:20am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 11)

  • And you thought you had a bad day (10 min)
  • Start a revolution (20 min)
  • The ultimate goal (30 min)
  • Refuse and risk death (10 min)
  • Done with wit and love (20 min)
  • Before it’s too late (30 min)
  • Some are just lucky (10 min)
  • A limited resource (20 min)
  • Masterminded the plot (20 min)

April 15, 2017, 2:30pm-5:30pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 12)

  • Make a difference (10 min)
  • What’s the catch? (20 min)
  • Vast wasteland (30 min)
  • Transfer control (10 min)
  • Do whatever it takes (20 min)
  • Potentially harmful effects (30 min)
  • Fallen through the crack (20 min)

April 16, 2017, 7:40am-11:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 13)

  • Seen to be believed (10 min)
  • Highly respected (20 min)
  • The naughty ones (30 min)
  • We do this all the time (10 min)
  • A kick in the gut (20 min)
  • Broken the pledge (30 min)
  • Signal succumbs to noise (10 min)
  • Someone makes a complaint (15 min)
  • Fooling themselves (10 min)

April 16, 2017, 2:45pm-6:30pm (UTC-8)
Soundtracks (Part 2)

  • Glory (10 min)
  • Lady in the water (20 min)
  • Dances with wolves (30 min)
  • Legends of the fall (10 min)
  • Tomorrow never dies (20 min)
  • The terminal (30 min)
  • Far and away (10 min)
  • Dangerous beauty (20 min)
  • The missing (30 min)

April 17, 2017, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 14)

  • Get no respect (10 min)
  • Not yet available (20 min)
  • One of the best (30 min)
  • Definitely not the one (10 min)
  • Not terribly serious (20 min)
  • They’re giving up (30 min)
  • Too much to swallow (15 min)

April 18, 2017, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 15)

  • The blunt truth (10 min)
  • To get kissed (20 min)
  • Considerable velocity (30 min)
  • No natural resistance (10 min)
  • Wish list (20 min)
  • A couple days late (30 min)
  • Once again lose faith (10 min)
  • Crash and burn (20 min)
  • Backing down (30 min)
  • Offer another gift (5 min)

April 19, 2017, 9:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 16)

  • Might implode (30 min)
  • Jumps the shark (30 min)
  • Keep coming back (30 min)
  • Everything within our power (30 min)

April 20, 2017, 11:15am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 17)

  • The full spectrum (10 min)
  • Vintage photographs (20 min)
  • In the planning (30 min)
  • Prepared for the coming onslaught (10 min)
  • Free advice (20 min)
  • Angst ridden (30 min)
  • Unusual sensation (10 min)
  • And you thought your morning was bad (20 min)
  • The hard questions (30 min)

April 21, 2017, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC-8)
The Broad (Part 1)

  • I’m sorry (10 min)
  • You’re a very special person (20 min)
  • Like you, I despair (30 min)
  • Spray (10 min)
  • Birds (15 min)

April 21, 2017, 9:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
The Broad (Part 2)

  • Going up (10 min)
  • A traveler (20 min)
  • Dragon (30 min)
  • Funny faces (10 min)
  • Cooking (20 min)
  • An overwhelming sadness (30 min)

April 22, 2017, 11:30am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
LA Times Festival of Books

  • A question of character (10 min)
  • You can’t go home again (20 min)
  • Public and private languages (20 min)
  • Girls with dangerous friends (10 min)

April 23, 2017, 7:30am-11:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 18)

  • Lightning on demand (10 min)
  • Weird things (20 min)
  • Inspiring or just silly? (30 min)
  • The truth behind the spin (10 min)
  • Sticks and stones (20 min)
  • The scream (30 min)
  • Can’t see the forest for the trees (10 min)
  • Radically different (10 min)
  • A battle of wits (30 min)

April 23, 2017, 8:40pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
LA Times Festival of Books (Part 2)

  • The hunters and the hunted (10 min)
  • Disappearing acts (20 min)
  • Walking the line (30 min)

April 24, 2017, 7:00am-11:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 19)

  • Logical fallacy (10 min)
  • The solution is really quite simple (20 min)
  • Finally goes off the deep end (30 min)
  • Turn down the lights (10 min)
  • Not proud (20 min)
  • The world is in your hands (30 min)
  • He’s back (10 min)
  • Sinister speculations (20 min)
  • Going for broke (30 min)
  • Burning sky (5 min)

April 24, 2017, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 20)

  • Amazing, unsettling, inspiring (10 min)
  • A series of beautiful illustrations (20 min)
  • An interesting chain of events (30 min)
  • Upon first meeting (10 min)
  • Courageous and truthful (20 min)
  • Next door yet worlds apart (30 min)
  • Sees things a little differently (20 min)

April 25, 2017, 11:30am-3:30pm (UTC-8)
Idioms (Part 1)

  • Once in a blue moon (10 min)
  • Not playing with a full deck (20 min)
  • Not a spark of decency (30 min)
  • Piece of cake (10 min)
  • Kill two birds with one stone (20 min)
  • Keep something at bay (30 min)
  • It takes two to tango (10 min)
  • Every cloud has a silver lining (20 min)
  • Drastic times call for drastic measures (30 min)
  • In the heat of the moment (5 min)

April 25, 2017, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Idioms (Part 2)

  • Add insult to injury (10 min)
  • Ace in the hole (20 min)
  • Barking up the wrong tree (30 min)
  • Sleep with the fishes (10 min)
  • Spill the beans (20 min)
  • Take with a grain of salt (30 min)
  • Throw under the bus (10 min)
  • Get bent out of shape (5 min)

April 26, 2017, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
From Random Wikipedia Articles

  • Mistakenly thought (10 min)
  • Point of no return (20 min)
  • Purposes and interests (30 min)
  • Delicate in appearance (10 min)
  • The old part of town (20 min)
  • Conscientious objector (30 min)
  • Gradually strengthened (10 min)
  • Arms and artifacts (20 min)
  • A new contract (30 min)
  • Inadvertently released (5 min)

April 26, 2017, 8:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 21)

  • Vehemently opposed (10 min)
  • Tipping point (20 min)
  • Coming back in new ways (30 min)
  • Earnest and undeniable (10 min)
  • A special place (20 min)
  • Under threat (30 min)
  • Massive advances (10 min)
  • Part of a trend (20 min)
  • Sit down together (30 min)
  • Warning signs (10 min)
  • The real and the artificial intertwine (20 min)
  • Embarrassing attempt (30 min)
  • Effectively organize (10 min)
  • Incredibly simple (20 min)
  • Something shiny (15 min)

April 27, 2017, 11:05am-2:35pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 22)

  • This would be it (10 min)
  • Single, bored and lonely (20 min)
  • The thrills of amateur surgery (30 min)
  • Debut performance (10 min)
  • Animal combat (20 min)
  • A very narrow focus (30 min)
  • Riding the waves (10 min)
  • Entirely at fault (15 min)
  • A little too close to the truth (15 min)

April 27, 2017, 8:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 23)

  • Undo the damage (10 min)
  • Pure comedy gold (20 min)
  • Comes in many guises (30 min)
  • Coercive interrogation methods (10 min)
  • Emergency action (20 min)
  • Making contact (30 min)
  • Not impressed (10 min)
  • Tactics and devices (20 min)
  • Afraid to come forward (30 min)
  • You can never have too much (10 min)
  • Making appearances (20 min)
  • Common landmarks (30 min)
  • Looking for a gift (10 min)
  • A secret hollow book (20 min)
  • There’s still not enough (10 min)

April 28, 2017, 3:00pm-7:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 24)

  • Lose most of its value (10 min)
  • Ambassador of hope (20 min)
  • Some people take it more seriously (30 min)
  • Legendary fighters (10 min)
  • Gone from the world (20 min)
  • It’s all in the mind (30 min)
  • Dark outrage (10 min)
  • Music and light (20 min)
  • Free and uneasy (30 min)
  • Fundamental differences (10 min)

April 28, 2017, 8:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 25)

  • A little inspiration (10 min)
  • Wasn’t all that pleased (20 min)
  • A matter of life and death (30 min)
  • Be difficult (10 min)
  • Arguments that never end (20 min)
  • The trap (30 min)
  • The opposite direction (10 min)
  • Make the insurmountable look insignificant (20 min)
  • The ugly side (30 min)
  • In stunning detail (10 min)
  • Strong enough to seize power (20 min)
  • Explosive energy (30 min)
  • Many strands (10 min)
  • Quite a collection (20 min)
  • A classic trick (15 min)

April 29, 2017, 6:30am-10:00am (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 26)

  • You only live once (30 min)
  • Tiny, beautiful and exquisitely cruel (30 min)
  • Challenge your senses (30 min)
  • Take a stand (30 min)
  • Symbolic gestures (30 min)
  • Tensions high on both sides (30 min)

April 30, 2017, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases (Part 27)

  • A thousand year old ruin (30 min)
  • Terror takes the sound before you make it (30 min)
  • Alarm bells (30 min)
  • The last ones leave us know (30 min)
  • Gone but not forgotten (30 min)
  • Held a strange sway (30 min)
  • What lies beneath (30 min)
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