NaNoWordSprints Prompts from November 2020

by syaffolee

Whew! Finally, the end of another NaNoWriMo. Below are a bunch of prompts I tweeted out on @NaNoWordSprints during the month of November. Have fun using these!

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October 31, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
Regional Idioms and Proverbs

5 minDon’t clap with one hand.
10 minFruits of labor are always sweet.
25 minEven a cat is a lion in her own lair.
10 minDon’t choose a house—choose neighbors. Don’t choose a path—choose traveling companions.
10 minIf you sit with the moon you become the moon.
25 minThe arrival of the king leads to the downfall of the village.

November 1, 2020, 7:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Major Arcana

10 minThe World, reversedno closure
20 minJudgement, uprightreckoning
30 minThe Moon, uprightillusions
10 minThe Tower, uprightsudden upheaval
20 minThe Devil, reversedrestoring control
30 minTemperance, reversedlack of balance
10 minDeath, uprightmetamorphosis
10 minThe Hanged Man, reversedfear of sacrifice
30 minJustice, uprightclarity
15 minThe Hermit, uprightcontemplation

November 2, 2020, 6:30pm-9:00pm (UTC-8)
A Idioms

10 minanybody who is anybody
20 minare your ears burning
30 minaround the corner
10 minall things considered
15 minask for the moon
30 minat arm’s length
10 minapples and oranges
15 minafter the fact
20 minagainst all odds
30 minas luck may have it
20 minat cross-purposes
10 minat loose ends
15 mina life of its own
20 minabove water

November 3, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Relaxation Prompts – Sounds Part 1

10 mindrip
20 minswish
30 minwhisper
10 minresonate
20 minrustle

November 4, 2020, 12:00am-2:00am (UTC-8)
Relaxation Prompts – Sounds Part 2

10 mininaudible
20 mindulcet
30 minthunderous
10 minmuffled
20 minmellow

November 5, 2020, 8:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
B Idioms

10 minback in the day
20 minbe that as it may
30 minbark up the wrong tree
10 minbalance out
20 minbe one’s own worst enemy
30 minbig fish in a small pond
20 minblaze a trail

November 7, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
Book Titles from January 2013

10 minwhen we were heroes
20 minthe devil and the deep
30 minelimination night
10 minmerciless
20 minlegend
5 minnemesis
30 minremedy for the heart
10 mina splash of magic

November 8, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
Doublets

10 mingive and take
20 minnow and then
30 minrise and fall
10 minfire and ice
20 minnight and day
30 mincatch and release
10 minfriend or foe
5 mintown and country
30 minlost and found
20 minwax and wane

November 8, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Kpop Videos

10 minbad blood
20 mintreasure
30 minwhat is love?
10 mingotcha
20 minnever ever

November 9, 2020, 9:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
C Idioms

10 mincake crumbs
20 mincatch the eye
30 mincan’t wait
10 minchange of pace
20 mincharm offensive
30 mincomedy of errors
20 mincuriouser and curiouser

November 9, 2020, 9:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Merriam-Webster Word of the Day

10 minreproveto scold or correct usually gently or with kindly intent
20 minmultifarioushaving or occuring in great variety
30 minperseverateto repeat or recur persistently : to go back over previously covered ground
10 mineruditehaving or showing knowledge that is gained by studying
20 mintruculentaggressively self-assertive : belligerent

November 10, 2020, 8:00am-10:00am (UTC-8)
D Idioms

10 mindark horse
20 mindish the dirt
30 mindevil lies in the details
10 mindown the road
20 mindraw a line in the sand

November 10, 2020, 7:00pm-9:00pm (UTC-8)
E Idioms

10 mineasy come, easy go
20 mineat humble pie
30 mineyes on the prize
10 minelbow grease
20 mineureka moment

November 12, 2020, 8:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
F Idioms

10 minfair and square
20 minfinders keepers
30 minfeast for the eyes
10 minfeather in one’s cap
20 minfalse alarm
30 minforbidden fruit
20 minfull circle

November 14, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
G Idioms

10 minget moving
20 mingive chase
10 mingo out on a limb
30 mingrain of truth
20 mingut feeling

November 15, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
H Idioms

10 minhalf-baked
20 minhard pill to swallow
30 minhave blood on one’s hands
10 minhave a bone to pick
20 minhave a fit
30 minhang in the balance
5 minhold a grudge
10 minhigh and dry
30 minhit too close to home
20 minhere we go again

November 16, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
L Idioms

10 minland on one’s feet
20 minleave no stone unturned
30 minlift someone’s spirits
10 minline in the sand
20 minlet sleeping dogs lie

November 16, 2020, 9:40pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Postcards from the Collection, Part 1

15 mintripping the light fantastic
5 mindancing around the subject
30 minbeing a team player
5 mina necessary flaw

November 17, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Postcards from the Collection, Part 2

10 minlove letter
20 mindelicious creation
30 mintrying to hide
10 minhaving an inflated sense of self worth
20 minwaiting patiently
30 mincan’t unsee
20 minblue
5 minstrange architecture
10minfinding information
30 minon the water

November 18, 2020, 8:00am-10:00am (UTC-8)
M Idioms

10 minmade of sterner stuff
20 minmake up one’s mind
30 minmeet halfway
10 minmiddle of nowhere
20 minmove the goalposts

November 18, 2020, 8:00pm-10:30pm (UTC-8)
N Idioms

10 minname of the game
20 minnearest and dearest
30 minnecessary evil
10 minnodding acquaintence
20 minnot a chance
30 minnothing ventured, nothing gained

November 19, 2020, 8:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
O Idioms

10 minodds and ends
20 minoff the hook
30 minoil and water
10 minon the cusp
20 minold school
30 minout of left field
20 minon the horizon

November 20, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
More L Idioms

10 minlet something slip
20 minloose ends
30 minlost in translation
10 minlook out for number one
20 minlucky star

November 20, 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm (UTC-8)
The 2020 Sprints Catalog with Mr. Ian Woon

15 minplot mixer
10 minemotional pressure cooker
15 mininstant plot
30 minexpression machine
20 mindescription diffuser

November 21, 2020, 11:00am-4:00pm (UTC-8)
P Idioms

10 minpearl-clutcher
20 minpillow talk
30 minpaint oneself into a corner
10 minpeaches and cream
20 minpale in comparison
30 minperfect storm
10 minpitched battle
20 minpay one’s debt to society
30 minplay by ear
10 minpot calling the kettle black
15 minpour cold water on
30 minpull strings

November 22, 2020, 9:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
R Idioms

10 minrabble rouser
20 minrain on one’s parade
30 minredeem oneself
10 minreinvent the wheel
20 minreturn to form
30 minreap what one sows
10 minrose-colored glasses
20 minrough around the edges
30 minrotten apple
5 minrun with scissors

November 22, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC-8)
Substitute Sprints

10 minsea of change
30 minscare the pants off
15 minsell one’s soul
30 minshed light upon

November 22, 2020, 8:00pm-9:00pm (UTC-8)
Secret Sprints from the Sprints Account, Part 1

10 minsecrets
15 minsneaking around
10 minsurprise

November 23, 2020, 9:00am-10:30am (UTC-8)
Candy Around the World

10 minDragon’s beard candydescribe a monster
20 minTurkish delighttemptation
30 minmacaronsandwich
5 minnougathistory

November 23, 2020, 9:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Book Titles from January 2014

10 minfix this mess
20 minthe lone warrior
30 mincrossfire
10 minafter the storm
20 mingoing rogue
30 minno place like home
10 mincheaters
20 minsay something
30 minentangled
10 mintrue lies
15 minindependent study
30 minplaying with fire

November 24, 2020, 9:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
Book Titles from February 2014

10 minwalking on air
20 minwhite hot kiss
30 minburn
10 mintempted
20 minletting go
30 minwhat comes around
10 minstolen
20 minwhere evil waits
30 minmaximum exposure
10 minundiscovered
15 minthe deepest secret
30 minlove and chaos

November 25, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am (UTC-8)
Secret Sprints from the Sprints Account, Part 2

15 mineating
10 minsurprise recommendations
7 minlucky

November 25, 2020, 7:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Book Titles from March 2014

10 minrisk of a lifetime
20 minbroken trust
30 minconfession
10 mincrossing the line
20 minto play with fire
30 minresistance
10 mindistortion
20 minnotorious
30 minwilling sacrifice
5 minbetrayal

November 26, 2020, 9:00am-10:00am (UTC-8)
Secret Sprints from the Sprints Account, Part 3

10 minplans
20 minproblem
10 minpranks

November 26, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Unusual Words

10 mindappyadjsilly, disorganized, or lacking concentration
20 minprobitynintegrity and uprightness; honesty
30 minebulliencenoverflowing with eager enjoyment or approval
10 minedifyvmake understand; instruct morally or intellectually
20 minincogitantadjthoughtless; inconsiderate
30 minailurophiliana fondness or love for cats
10 minopprobriousadjoutrageously disgraceful or shameful
20 mininutileadjof no use or service
30 minsciolistnsomeone pretending to be knowledgeable and well informed
5 minexcoriatevto denounce or berate severely; flay verbally

November 26, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Book Titles from April 2014

10 minforbidden
10 minout of options
30 mintreading water
10 mindon’t look back
20 minthe target
30 mincuriosity
10 minbalance point
20 minthings no one knows
30 mintop secret identity
5 mincaught in the middle

November 26, 2020, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Book Titles from May 2014

20 minwild ways
30 mingiving in
10 minbittersweet
20 mincoming in from the cold
15 mintorn away
30 mincursed
10 minsteadfast
15 minout of the ashes
30 minby any means
10 minthe unforgiven

November 28, 2020, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
Book Titles from June 2014

10 mincollateral damage
20 minforgotten past
30 minminion
10 minforsaking home
20 minbattle in a bottle
30 minhealing the wounds
20 minrevenge

November 29, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC-8)
T Idioms

10 mintake a risk
20 mintalk a mile a minute
30 minteach someone a lesson
10 minthe apple does not fall far from the tree
20 minthink on one’s feet

November 29, 2020, 3:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
S Idioms

30 minsaved by the bell
10 minscrape together
20 minseismic shift
30 minsilver spoon
5 minslap in the face
20 minsnap judgement
30 minspill the beans

November 29, 2020, 11:00pm-2:00am (UTC-8)
W Idioms

30 minwalk on eggshells
30 minwhat else is new
30 minwhen pigs fly
30 minwith a grain of salt
30 minwork wonders

November 30, 2020, 6:30pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Book Titles from July 2014

20 minawaken
20 minlast to know
30 minthe forsaken
20 minthe escape
30 minpower play
20 minthe lucky one
30 minpromise