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NaNoWordSprints Prompts from July 2021 – Part 4

Here’s the last part of the July Camp NaNoWriMo’s prompts from @NaNoWordSprints:

July 22, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 2

10 minthe noble smuggler
20 mindragons vs. unicorns
30 minthe heights
10 minthe third sister
20 minlike nothing amazing ever happened
30 minsplinter
10 minpretty things
20 minwhiskers in the dark
30 minall or nothing
5 mindeep fried revenge

July 23, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 3

10 minthe pact
20 minbe curious
30 minnot that kind of guy
10 minthe socialite
20 minsecrets in the dark
30 minone little bag
10 minwherever I go
20 minforbidden realm
30 mininto the valley
5 minmaster class

July 24, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)

Lo-fi Beats

10 mindeep within the forest
20 minI must get out of here
30 minsomething else
10 minsnuggle
20 minshifting past

July 24, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

K-pop List

10 minbe there for you
20 minspin off
30 minsee you again
10 minparallel universe
20 minback to you
30 minbittersweet
10 mineasy
20 minmake up your mind
30 minup all night
10 minright through me

July 25, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 4

10 minwhat could that be?
20 minif only
30 minend game
10 mindeadly by design
20 minrival magic
30 minfollow that car
10 minfox & rabbit
20 minthe big finish
30 mincrown of smoke
5 minafter she wrote him

July 26, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 5

10 minthe silent treatment
20 mina time of courage
30 minthe deceivers
10 mincrash
20 minthe lost orphan
30 minfantastic hope
10 mina shadow intelligence
20 minlessons of the heart
30 minlooking glass
5 minthey went left

July 27, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

ABBA

10 minthe name of the game
20 minknowing me, knowing you
30 mintake a chance on me
10 minmoney, money, money
20 mingimme, gimme, gimme
30 minwhen all is said and done
10 minthe visitors
20 minunder attack
30 minthe winner takes it all
5 minso long

July 28, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 6

10 minrough justice
20 mindirt cheap
30 minyou deserve each other
10 minexpectation
20 minbloodlines
30 mina stroke of malice
10 minveil of shadows
20 mina warrior’s spirit
30 minnowhere to hide
5 minno going back

July 29, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 7

10 minthe invisible web
20 mina little bit brave
30 mina moment of tenderness
10 minthe fact of the matter
20 minthe lucky ones
30 minan outcast and an ally
10 minthe best laid plans
20 minthe conspiracy
30 minhomecoming
5 minwhat I like most

July 30, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 8

10 minthe loop
20 minthe perfect escape
30 minrevenge
10 minmeet me at midnight
20 minone fatal flaw
30 minbrave
10 minmagic required
20 minthe wedding dress
30 minpenny for your thoughts
5 mintime of our lives

July 31, 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 9

20 mincactus and flower
5 minbroken
15 mina beautiful arrangement
30 mintemptation at his door
20 minqueen

July 31, 2021, 5:00pm-7:00pm (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 10

10 mina mother’s lie
20 minsilver spoon
10 mindefining moments
30 minthe secret kept from the king
20 minincendiary

July 31, 2021, 7:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)

Jerry Goldsmith Film Music

10 minthe dream
10 minit’s a long road
25 minpromise me
30 minprepare for battle
20 mininner workings
20 minreunited
30 minthe final game

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from July 2021 – Part 3

Oops. I am super late with this. Here’s part 3 of from the July Camp NaNo prompts from @NaNoWordSprints:

July 15, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

March 2020 Book Titles – Part 17

10 minfollow the recipe
20 mintaking the reins
30 minthe everlasting
10 minwhen you know what I know
20 minthe big freeze
30 mina wish in the dark
10 minthe numbers game
20 minthe last tourist
30 minone big party
5 minthe sticky situation

July 16, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

March 2020 Book Titles – Part 18

10 minthe sky is the limit
20 minin the red
30 mindocile
10 minthe survivor
20 minall your twisted secrets
30 minbad best friend
10 minmad with joy
20 minreclaiming his legacy
30 minthe sinner
5 minfor love and country

July 17, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

Daft Punk

10 minone more time
20 minaround the world
30 minharder better faster stronger
10 minprime time of your life
20 mindoin’ it right
30 minget lucky
10 minI feel it coming
20 mininstant crush
30 minthe game of love
5 minfragments of time

July 18, 2021, 11:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)

March 2020 Book Titles – Part 19

10 minmost likely
20 minthe darkness we hide
30 minmoment of truth
10 minhit list
20 mina bond undone

July 18, 2021, 3:30m-5:30pm (UTC-8)

Beatles Songs

10 minask me why
20 minfree as a bird
30 mintwist and shout
10 minall together now
20 minI should have known better

July 18, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)

March 2020 Book Titles – Part 20

10 minseparation anxiety
20 minsiren
30 minin my garden
10 minthe essence of perfection
20 minwink

July 19, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)

March 2020 Book Titles – Part 21

10 minleft to die
20 minlearning to trust
30 mincovert complication
10 minpivot
20 minwe are totally normal
30 minhome with you
10 minthe great upending
20 minhex
30 minfashion frenzy
5 minacross the way

July 20, 2021, 9:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)

March 2020 Book Titles – Part 22

10 minthe curse
20 minsandblast
30 minhostile pursuit
10 minmeet the cats
20 minthe big break

July 21, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)

April 2020 Book Titles – Part 1

10 minmad, bad & dangerous to know
20 minwe didn’t ask for this
30 minwhen we first met
10 minsomething she’s not telling us
20 minan unexpected scandal

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from July 2021 – Part 2

Here’s part 2 of last month’s prompts from @NaNoWordSprints:

July 8, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 10

10 minsparrow
20 minsafe house
30 minfor the win
10 minsabotage
20 minwinter magic
30 minthe last human
10 minwhen you need wings
20 minthe deep
30 minthe lost lands
5 minwhere the stars meet the sea

July 9, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 11

10 minblossoms and bones
20 minpark here
30 minunder the rainbow
10 minthe visitor
20 minstop at nothing
30 minthe little farm
10 minshow me a sign
20 minworse than weird
30 minthe shadow arts
5 minbeyond the sea

July 10, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 12

10 minthe mirror and the light
20 minlost autumn
30 minthe copycat
10 minthe mountains sing
20 minthe glass hotel

July 11, 2021, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 13

10 minmost wanted
20 minif these wings could fly
30 minfalsely accused
10 minmurder your darlings
20 minthe blue cloak
30 mineveryone’s awake
10 minfearless
20 minthe keeper
30 minbeheld
5 minthe hook

July 12, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 14

10 mincursed
20 minbloom
30 minhike
10 minyou will be found
20 minthe land beyond the sea
30 mincity spies
10 minforced perspectives
20 minthe twin
30 minover the moon
5 minthe midnight hour

July 13, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 15

10 minheartbreaker
20 minthe last odyssey
30 minlittle wonders
10 minthe vanishing girl
20 minblame the dead
30 minthe midnight lie
10 minwhat would you wish for?
20 minhold back the tide
30 minalmond
5 minwho rescued who

July 14, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 16

10 minthe vanishing deep
20 mincan you see me?
30 minin five years
10 minstolen secrets
20 minthe night of your life

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from July 2021 – Part 1

Wow, where has the time gone. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet my writing goals last month, but it’s been crazy busy. However, I did make some time for @NaNoWordSprints so I’ve included below the first week of the prompt tweets during the month of July.

July 1, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 1

10 minroyal heir
20 minundercover bromance
30 minway past mad
10 minprivilege
20 minthe pioneers

July 2, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 2

10 minthings that go away
20 minlost boy found
30 mina shadowed fate
10 minall the pretty things
20 minan ordinary day
30 minthe operator
10 minthe body double
20 minthings you can’t say
30 minlong range
5 minlost at sea

July 3, 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 3

10 minblue skies
20 minI believe I can
30 minthe safety net
10 minextinct
20 minfetch

July 3, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 4

10 minunspoken words
20 minchain of gold
30 minspindle and dagger
10 minnesting
20 minone little lie
30 mindo no harm
10 minall the invisible things
20 minsalty, bitter, sweet
30 minheartbreaker
5 minfierce competition

July 4, 2021, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 5

10 minare snakes necessary
20 mina forgotten murder
30 mingirl at the edge
10 minwhat matters most
20 mincount our blessings

July 4, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 6

10 minthe welcome wagon
20 minswish
30 minthreshold
10 minthe dating dare
20 minactress

July 5, 2021, 10:00am-2:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 7

10 minthe night watchman
20 minlethal game
30 minhow to be a pirate
10 mindefy the sun
20 mincastaway resolution
30 minthe companions
10 minmy best friend
20 mina good neighborhood
30 mingone by midnight
5 minrunning out of road

July 5, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
James Bond Film Titles

10 minyou only live twice
20 mindiamonds are forever
30 minlive and let die
10 minfor your eyes only
20 minthe world is not enough

July 6, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 8

10 minevery reason we shouldn’t
20 minflight for freedom
30 minwhen we were magic
10 minrevenge is sweet
20 minshakedown
30 minonly mostly devastated
10 minthe final deception
20 minshine
30 minI can build it
5 mincenter of gravity

July 7, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
March 2020 Book Titles – Part 9

10 minthe wrong list
20 minthe return
30 minless than a moment
10 minman on edge
20 minyou are not alone
30 minthe breach
10 mindon’t forget to remember
20 minafter sundown
30 minwhat’s that noise?
5 minwhat the other three don’t know

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from April 2021

So yeah, I’ve been absent from the blog for the past month or so, but it’s been pretty busy with most of my writing time devoted to Camp NaNoWriMo. Below are the prompts I tweeted out on @NaNoWordSprints during the month of April. So consider these a belated record of what was going on last month.

April 1, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 1

10 minkith and kin
20 minthe heap
30 minblue moon
10 minfollowers
20 minbutterfly

April 2, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 2

10 minto the edge of sorrow
20 mina private affair
30 minlove her or lose her
10 minkittens in the kitchen
20 minthat’s what friends do

April 3, 2021, 2:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 3

10 mindream a little dream
20 mintrained to defend
30 minthe endgame
10 minthe secret guests
20 minonly forever
30 mina beautiful crime
10 minthe secret space station
20 minone snowy night
30 minfrom the grave
5 mincelebrations

April 4, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 4

10 mina flicker of courage
20 minthe boundary fence
30 minhand in hand
10 minbring on the bad guys
20 minabsolute carnage
30 minget out and play
10 minbig lies in a small town
20 mina beginning at the end
30 minresurgence
5 minvoices in the snow

April 4, 2021, 6:00pm-8:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 5

10 minthe secret chapter
20 minhollow dolls
30 mindark truths
10 minthree things 
20 minsanctuary

April 5, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 6

10 minoasis
20 minfurious thing
30 minthe blaze
10 minthe twin switch
20 minstars beyond

April 5, 2021, 8:30pm-10:30pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 7

10 minthe tenant
20 min into the game
30 minhouse on fire
10 minhow quickly she disappears
20 minunder the stars

April 6, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 8

10 mingone by nightfall
20 minagency
30 minnot so pure and simple
10 mina dash of color
20 minheart of black ice

April 6, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 9

10 mindouble exposure
20 minthe case for temptation
30 mina love hate thing
10 mintoo close to home
20 minthe protective one

April 8, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 10

10 mindare to dream big
20 minwinter of despair
30 minresistance
10 minsweet temptation
20 minlet’s build

April 9, 2021, 9:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
“A” Stone Meanings

10 mindiscovery and truth
20 minmemories and healing
30 minovercoming feelings of loneliness or sadness
10 minclarity and confidence
15 minprotection and strength
30 minsharpening the mind

April 10, 2021, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
2021 Stamps

10 minDouble trouble
20 minNurturing instinct
30 minInvasion
10 minUnusual scent
20 minContemplation

April 10, 2021, 7:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 11

10 minenchanted castle
20 minburn the dark
30 minthe broken heavens
10 mininto the fire
20 minthe vanished birds
30 minhindsight
10 minevery other weekend
20 minthe hand on the wall
30 minthe better liar
5 minmagic quest

April 11, 2021, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 12

10 minthe strange ones
20 minwho will it be?
30 mina good man
10 minthe knock
20 minhidden pictures
30 minthe whispers of war
10 mina heart so fierce and broken
20 mina mysterious mix up
30 mindevil, darling, spy
5 mindanger in the deep

April 12, 2021, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 13

10 minruby red shoes
20 minnotorious
30 mina queen in hiding
10 minthe vanishing
20 minthe map from here to there
30 minthe end of the ocean
10 minthe best baker
20 minin a jar
30 mina rush of blood
5 minthe poison garden

April 12, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 14

10 minember
20 minthe gimmicks
30 minthe last witness
10 minjust breathe
20 mincome tumbling down

April 13, 2021, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 15

10 minone of us is next
20 minfirst cut
30 minlucky caller
10 minthe hollows
20 minrogue princess
30 minlone survivor
10 minjust like me
20 minall the feels
30 minyou were there too
5 minlost

April 14, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 16

10 minstrange exit
20 minthe wild one
30 mintopics of conversation
10 minthe seep
20 minspring

April 15, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 17

10 minthe old truck
20 mingoing the distance
30 minsecond sight
10 minmeeting my monsters
20 minalmost time

April 16, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 18

10 minsilent move
20 minlean on me
30 minsmart
10 minwe used to be friends
20 minmoral compass
30 minclean getaway
10 minthe monster in the lake
20 minthis vicious cure
30 minall the days past, all the days to come
5 minthe last journey

April 17, 2021, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 19

10 minlight changes everything
20 mincreatures
30 minworry
10 minall the ways we said goodbye
20 minchosen
30 mintrouble in mind
10 minpaper avalanche
20 minremembrance
30 mintreason
5 minwe wish you luck

April 18, 2021, 1:30pm-3:30pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 20

10 minthe deadly omens
20 minthe love we keep
30 minshow them a good time
10 minthe family next door
20 minconflicting evidence

April 19, 2021, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2020 Book Titles – Part 21

10 minhostile territory
20 minthe catch
30 minvexed
10 mindisruptive force
20 minthe circus
30 mincaught in a lie
10 minhome truths
20 mina mother’s secret
30 mincast in wisdom
5 minthen, now, always

April 20, 2021, 10:30am-2:30pm (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 1

10 minfalse value
20 minamnesty
30 minpostscript
10 minthe tempest
20 minyes no maybe so
30 minsolstice
10 minthe family business
20 minunder the sea and more
30 minif you take my meaning
10 minthe double cross

April 21, 2021, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 2

10 mina perfect explanation
20 minalone in the wild
30 minescape velocity
10 minbeginners welcome
20 minspring is here

April 22, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Oracle Cards

10 minambition
20 minresonance
30 mindignity
10 minarticulation
20 minreason

April 23, 2021, 9:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 3

10 minfollow me
20 minin for keeps
30 minrunaway witness
10 minthe regrets
20 mindreams of fear
30 minthe unwilling
10 minstraight on till morning
20 minright on time
30 minignite on contact
5 minindelicacy

April 23, 2021, 9:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 4

10 minhonor lost
20 minthe initiate
30 mintwist
10 minthe chill
20 minin the shadow of the sun
30 minno bad deed

April 24, 2021, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 5

10 minthe tea chest
20 minwithin plain sight
30 minbetween magic and dreams
10 minteach me
20 mintoffee
30 minunforgiven
10 minritual
20 minwhat am I?
30 minpush and pull
5 minloyal brave true
15 minbecause I’m smarter than you, that’s why
20 minthe haunting
30 minthe measure for malice
10 minpassion for fashion
20 minlittle but fierce

April 24, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 6

10 mina window breaks
20 minitch
30 minthere is confusion
10 minwe could be heroes
20 minfinally home
30 minunstoppable
10 minpromised
20 minentangled
30 minsilent redemption
5 minthe big lie

April 25, 2021, 8:30am-2:00pm (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 7

10 minperfect little children
20 minchocolate chaos
30 minguess who just moved in
10 minstorm from the east
20 minthe convert
30 minthe between
10 minbreak the fall
20 minthe resisters
10 minthe burn
30 minsplit
10 minthings in jars
20 minthe great unknown
30 minthe unspoken name
5 minbreaking silence

April 25, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 8

10 minthe shadows between us
20 minwhat I want you to see
30 minpretty as a picture
10 minwatching from the dark
20 minsurrender
30 minno true believers
10 minwhat makes a family
20 mindeep cover
30 minthe last best hope
5 minbehind every lie

April 26, 2021, 8:30am-2:00pm (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 9

10 mintwice the trouble
20 minthe trigger mechanism
30 minframed
10 minnoisemakers
20 mina mixture of mischief
30 minaccidental trouble magnet
10 minthe life below
20 minher quiet revolution
30 minthe holdout
10 minit started with a kiss
20 mintrouble is what I do
30 minthe last day
20 mincast away

April 26, 2021, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 10

10 minweather
20 minblindside
30 mina stranger watches
10 minif you only knew
20 minpitfall
30 minour dark secret
10 minthe lucky one
20 minthe fiercest enemy
30 minundone
5 minrule breaker

April 27, 2021, 10:00am-2:00pm (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 11

10 mintwisted fates
20 minpromises of the heart
30 minall the best lies
10 minhundred feet tall
20 minlovestruck
30 minthe absolution
10 minscammed
20 mincloak of night
30 minthe blunders
5 mingetting dirty

April 27, 2021, 7:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 12

10 mintime warp
20 minred letter days
30 mina divided loyalty
10 minan everyday hero
20 minducks
30 minkiller insight
10 minthe lucky star
20 minwinning at life
30 minif for any reason
10 minall the pieces fit
20 minone little indiscretion

April 28, 2021, 6:30pm-10:30pm (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 13

10 minin search of truth
20 minverge
30 minsensational
10 minthe traitor
20 minevery bit a rogue
30 minthe right moment
10 minmysterious abduction
20 minbad apple
30 minthe backstabbers
5 mina promise to keep

April 29, 2021, 8:00pm-10:00am (UTC-8)
February 2020 Book Titles – Part 14

10 minthe best intentions
20 minthree’s a crowd
30 mincriminal alliance
10 mindead ringer
20 minbefore he vanished

A Tentative Idea for Camp NaNo

With the April session of Camp NaNoWriMo just around the corner, this is basically the prime time for planning out some ideas for a new writing project. Unlike the November version, the April and July challenges are more relaxed and half the time, I don’t finish the challenge (I’m old school and keep my goals at 50,000 words–so even if I reach 25,000 and “fail”, I may have still written more than others who win with smaller goals.) I primarily use this time to test out ideas.

My thought was to play around with a written form that is usually not thought of as a straightforward storytelling device. Specifically, I want to tell interconnected short stories through entries in a fictional museum catalog. The museum and the artifacts within will be fictional. Through a curator’s voice, I want to hint that there’s something odd going on aside from the boring work of researchers and archivists through the stories and myths behind the objects on display.

For the past couple of days, I’ve been doing some pre-writing, trying to figure out what kind of narrative voice to take. I don’t think I’m quite there yet, but I’m veering towards “apparently neutral yet deeply unsettling”. I have also been trying to get a firm visual in my head of the museum–I haven’t decided yet on whether to set it in some kind of historical palace or a modern building, but I definitely want to convey a sense of vastness, sort of like Borges’ The Library of Babel

And as for the artifacts populating the museum? I think they will come from all sorts of fictional times and eras and places and cultures. But mostly they will be MacGuffins, only serving as entryways into something else altogether.

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from November 2020

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

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from July 2020

Here are the prompts I tweeted out on NaNoWordSprints during July for Camp NaNoWriMo!

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June 30, 2020, 9:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
January 2008 Book Titles

10 min
caught by surprise
20 min
in perfect harmony
30 min the whole truth
10 min no accident
15 min tempting evil
30 min a picture of guilt

 

July 2, 2020, 9:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 1

10 min Fascination
20 min
Longevity, strength, and grace
30 min False love
10 min A meeting place
15 min Art
30 min Elegance

 

July 3, 2020, 5:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 2

10 min secret love
20 min
thankfulness, gratitude
30 min
patience, good fortune, prosperity, unity
10 min grief
20 min promise
30 min immortality
10 min pride
20 min
forsaken, sickness, anticipation, undying love
30 min royalty
10 min
hospitality, happiness, abundance
20 min
love is reciprocated
20 min preference

 

July 4, 2020, 5:00pm-9:00pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 3

10 min
everlasting friendship
20 min
you are the only one I love
30 min
my regrets follow you to the grave
10 min trusting
20 min temperance
10 min faith and purity
30 min good luck
10 min sympathy
20 min impatience
20 min purity of heart

 

July 5, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
February 2008 Book Titles

10 min triple threat
20 min
special assignments
30 min perfect cover
10 min gambit
20 min out of the forests
30 min
expecting a miracle
10 min no control
20 min payback
30 min
forbidden attraction
5 min
a person of interest

 

July 6, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Ennio Morricone Soundtracks

10 min
the good, the bad, and the ugly
20 min
before the revolution
30 min face to face
10 min
the endless game
20 min the betrothed
30 min
the correspondence
10 min the best offer
20 min disclosure
30 min state of grace
5 min butterfly

 

July 7, 2020, 8:15am-10:30am (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 4

10 min success
20 min immortal love
30 min beware
15 min glory
30 min unwavering

 

July 7, 2020, 1:00pm-3:00pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 5

10 min luck
20 min ardent
30 min revenge
10 min magnificence
20 min justice

 

July 8, 2020, 12:00pm-3:00pm (UTC-8)
March 2008 Book Titles

10 min after hours
20 min
deadly departures
30 min
reasonable doubt
10 min civil and strange
20 min provenance
30 min family matters
20 min I’ve got a secret

 

July 8, 2020, 5:00pm-9:00pm (UTC-8)
April 2008 Book Titles

10 min fast life
20 min delusion
30 min hidden motive
10 min personal demon
20 min simply perfect
30 min bad blood
10 min
how to enjoy a scandal
20 min fast and loose
30 min full circle
5 min small favor

 

July 9, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 6

10 min Protection
20 min Loyalty
30 min Constancy
10 min Courage
20 min Enthusiasm

 

July 9, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
May 2008 Book Titles

10 min up all night
20 min
what happens here
30 min angel of mercy
10 min soul stealer
20 min tokens of deceit
30 min
promise the moon
10 min the whole truth
20 min ambition
30 min twisted
5 min
hearts and minds

 

July 10, 2020, 11:30am-6:00pm (UTC-8)
June 2008 Book Titles

10 min
dark and dangerous
20 min long time coming
30 min from a distance
10 min into the storm
20 min destined to meet
30 min face value
10 min dreamer
20 min cosmic
30 min
made for each other
10 min the final sacrifice
20 min show and tell
30 min nothing to lose
10 min
strangers in the night
20 min conspiracy
30 min reckless rogue
5 min castaway

 

July 10, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Types of Divination

10 min
random shouts and cries
20 min footprints
30 min feelings of fear
10 min
observing patterns
20 min
things accidentally seen or heard

 

July 11, 2020, 2:00pm-5:00pm (UTC-8)
LOC Serendipity

10 min
queries and answers
20 min great fortunes
30 min
notable speeches
10 min
how to fight pests
20 min
enduring investments
30 min
strength for every day
20 min
forward movements

 

July 11, 2020, 7:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
July 2008 Book Titles

10 min collision
20 min
touching distance
30 min losing ground
10 min
game for anything
20 min unraveling
30 min the shadows
10 min slipping
20 min
flirting with trouble
30 min skin deep
5 min to trust a friend

 

July 12, 2020, 5:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 7

10 min Humility
20 min Docility
30 min Industry
10 min Riches
20 min Profit
30 min
Magnificence and beauty
10 min
Unpretending excellence
20 min Gratitude
10 min Fascination
30 min Passion
10 min Secret symbol
20 min Sweet
30 min A mother’s love
10 min Rejection
20 min Capriciousness
15 min Dreams

 

July 13, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 8

10 min Refusal
20 min Affirmative
30 min Joys to come
10 min
A good education
20 min Transience
30 min Beauty
10 min Justice
20 min Variety
30 min Love
5 min Optimism

 

July 13, 2020, 10:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Random Wikipedia Articles

10 min hat trick
20 min
research and theory
30 min discussion
10 min higher ground
20 min squad
30 min released
20 min competition

 

July 14, 2020, 8:30am-12:30pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 9

10 min Slighted
20 min Truth
30 min Daughter
10 min
Please notice me
20 min I promise
30 min Emblem
10 min Cheerful
20 min Winning
30 min Forsaken
5 min Youthful

 

July 14, 2020, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
August 2008 Book Titles

10 min into the dark
20 min
indecent proposal
30 min
accidentally fabulous
10 min dark waters
20 min harmony
30 min takeover
10 min trial by fire
20 min overheated
30 min
more than a memory
5 min teaming up

 

July 15, 2020, 10:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Magic: The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance – White Cards

10 min bring to trial
20 min
expose to daylight
30 min
impassioned orator
10 min rally to battle
20 min
resolute watchdog
30 min
unbreakable formation
20 min
summary judgement

 

July 16, 2020, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Magic: The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance – Blue Cards

10 min clear the mind
20 min eyes everywhere
30 min
mass manipulation
10 min quench
20 min
shimmer of possibility
30 min lost thoughts
10 min prying eyes
20 min mesmerizing
30 min constraint
5 min gateway

 

July 17, 2020, 8:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 10

10 min Sorrow
20 min Uncertainty
30 min Elegance
10 min Betrayal
20 min Simplicity
30 min Unknown
10 min Overcoming
20 min Attachment
30 min A wound to heal
5 min Devotion
10 min Compassion
15 min Strength
20 min Magic

 

July 18, 2020, 3:00pm-5:00pm (UTC-8)
September 2008 Book Titles

10 min
stranger at the door
20 min wanderlust
30 min my little secret
10 min cold hearted
20 min revelation

 

July 18, 2020, 7:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
October 2008 Book Titles

10 min beautiful liars
20 min caught
30 min chains
10 min
until we reach home
20 min jars of glass
30 min the chosen sin
10 min development
20 min in the dark
30 min heart and soul
5 min
the love of danger
30 min security blanket
30 min
what matters most
30 min
such sweet sorrow
5 min naughty or nice

 

July 20, 2020, 12:15pm-4:15pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 11

10 min Don’t forget me
20 min Insecurity
30 min Thoughtfulness
10 min Resilience
20 min Good luck
30 min Determination
10 min Conviction
20 min Encouragement
30 min Seasons
5 min Hope

 

July 20, 2020, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Magic: The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance – Black and Red Cards

10 min clear the stage
20 min consign to the pit
30 min
grotesque demise
10 min
ill-gotten inheritance
20 min act of treason
30 min burn bright
15 min deface
10 min
light up the stage
10 min scorchmark
30 min
skewer the critics

 

July 21, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 12

10 min Solitude
20 min Protection
30 min Devotion
10 min Rare
20 min Ambition
30 min Bonds
10 min Domestic
20 min Constancy
30 min Forgive
5 min Playfulness

 

July 21, 2020, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Magic: The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance – Green and Multicolor Cards

10 min gift of strength
20 min open the gates
30 min titanic brawl
10 min tower defense
20 min
wilderness reclamation
30 min absorb
10 min bedevil
20 min captive audience
30 min
emergency powers
5 min final payment

 

July 22, 2020, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
November 2008 Book Titles – Part 1

10 min the journey
20 min
living with the dead
30 min
a dangerous friendship
10 min divine justice
20 min
a season for grace
30 min
a dance with the devil
10 min unleashed
20 min casting spells
30 min reckless
5 min bad press

 

July 23, 2020, 2:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
November 2008 Book Titles – Part 2

10 min
running on empty
20 min dark temptation
30 min
an artful deception
10 min perfect circle
20 min almost famous
30 min high spirits
10 min the dreamer
20 min blood ties
30 min the final battle
5 min
extreme measures

 

July 23, 2020, 9:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
November 2008 Book Titles – Part 3

10 min a fatal slip
20 min open doors
30 min almost perfect
10 min crash
20 min ready and willing

 

July 23, 2020, 11:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 13

30 min Loveliness
10 min Jealousy
20 min Sacrifice
30 min Heartlessness
5 min Eloquence

 

July 24, 2020, 8:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Magic: The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance – Multicolor Cards

10 min get the point
20 min high alert
30 min mortify
10 min savage smash
20 min
theater of horrors
10 min
bedeck and bedazzle
20 min
carnival and carnage
30 min
collision and colossus
10 min
consecrate and consume
20 min
depose and deploy
30 min
incubation and incongruity
30 min
repudiate and replicate

 

July 25, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm (UTC-8)
K-pop Video Titles

10 min bad guy
20 min monster
30 min I’m in trouble
10 min oopsy
20 min left and right

 

July 25, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Peony Meanings

10 min Shame
20 min Anger
30 min Honor
10 min Prosperity
20 min Bravery

 

July 25, 2020, 5:00pm-7:00pm (UTC-8)
Poppy Meanings

15 min Oblivion
15 min Remembrance
30 min Consolation
10 min Success
20 min Imagination

 

July 25, 2020, 10:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
December 2008 Book Titles

10 min suspicion
20 min
an unexpected guest
30 min outlaws
10 min quick study
20 min the inheritance
30 min running wild
20 min by any means

 

July 26, 2020, 9:45am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Magic: The Gathering – Ravnica Allegiance – Multicolor, Artifact, and Land Cards

10 min
revival and revenge
20 min thrash and threat
30 min
warrant and warden
10 min scrabbling claws
20 min
hallowed fountain
10 min stomping ground

 

July 26, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
January 2009 Book Titles

30 min shock wave
30 min in too deep
30 min empathy
30 min nemesis
30 min double cross
30 min scandalous truth
20 min
the rules of the game

 

July 27, 2020, 1:00pm-5:00pm (UTC-8)
Lilac and Lily Meanings

30 min First love
30 min
Youthful innocence
30 min Purity
30 min Lofty aspirations
30 min Desire
30 min Humility
20 min Trust

 

July 28, 2020, 9:30am-1:30pm (UTC-8)
February 2009 Book Titles

30 min security
30 min
flight into darkness
30 min ravenous
30 min swept away
30 min sucker punch
30 min without warning
20 min top secret

 

July 28, 2020, 9:15pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Rhododendron and Rose Meanings

30 min Warning
30 min
Attaining the impossible
30 min Mystery
30 min Youth
30 min Wistfulness
30 min Sorrow
10 min Danger

 

July 29, 2020, 11:30am-3:30pm (UTC-8)
March 2009 Book Titles

10 min secret invasion
20 min naughty
30 min
vengeance runs cold
10 min still irresistible
20 min dark resurrection
30 min
anything but typical
10 min
don’t let it be true
20 min deceived
30 min mere anarchy
5 min the dark border

 

July 29, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
April 2009 Book Titles

10 min
beyond this moment
20 min outcast
30 min borderline
10 min monster trouble
20 min
the next best thing
30 min
the house of secrets
10 min
the moment between
20 min from the outside
30 min cursed
5 min always watching

 

July 30, 2020, 7:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Plant Symbolism Part 14

30 min Faith
30 min Wisdom
30 min Compliments
30 min Dependence
30 min Unconditional
30 min Return
30 min Levity
30 min Ambition
30 min Token
10 min Distrust
20 min Discretion

 

July 31, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Random Idioms

10 min
burn the midnight oil
20 min
by the skin of one’s teeth
30 min
call a spade a spade
10 min cold shoulder
20 min
fly in the ointment

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from April 2020 (Part 2)

Here are the prompts I tweeted out on NaNoWordSprints during April 16-30 for Camp NaNoWriMo!

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April 16, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
List of Idioms, Part 8

10 min in focus
20 min in the fast lane
30 min
jump through hoops
10 min
keep someone company
20 min kindred soul
30 min leave behind
10 min
lick one’s wounds
15 min
look before you leap
30 min make a move
5 min
make up one’s mind

 

April 17, 2020, 12:15pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Miscellaneous

10 min lavender
sentimental, nostalgic, fragrant
20 min amber
history, autumn, earthiness
30 min caterpillar
phases and stages
10 min butterfly
change is coming
15 min bee get organized
30 min ant
community and working together
10 min peach
pure spirit, gentleness, tenderness
20 min fuschia
communication and compassion
30 min indigo
devotion, justice, wisdom

 

April 18, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Gemstone Folklore

10 min diamond tears of the gods
20 min emerald
predicting future events
30 min opal
keeping others from seeing you
10 min aquamarine
calming stormy waters
20 min pearl
wisdom gained through experience
30 min ruby
protection, courage, and strength
10 min sapphire
mystery and intrigue
10 min spinel confused identity
30 min topaz healing
10 min malachite making the sale

 

April 18, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Jorge Luis Borges Quotes

10 min
“Man’s memory shapes its own Eden within.”
20 min
“Fame is a form, perhaps the worst form, of incomprehension.”
30 min
“The heresies we should fear are those which can be confused with orthodoxy.”
10 min
“Time, which despoils castles, enriches verses.”
20 min
“To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.”
30 min
“What one man does is something done, in some measure, by all men.”
10 min
“There’s no need to build a labyrinth when the entire universe is one.”
10 min
“The unicorn, because of its own anomaly, will pass unnoticed. Our eyes see what they are accustomed to seeing.”
30 min
“There exists a corner that I dare not cross.”
10 min
“I think—the hero observes that nothing is so frightening as a labyrinth with no center.”

 

April 19, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
Quotes from Books by L. M. Montgomery

10 min
“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”
20 min
“That’s the worst of growing up, and I’m beginning to realize it.”
30 min
“…I’m so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.”
10 min
“Kindred spirits alone do not change with the changing years.”
20 min
“I’m just tired of everything…even of the echoes. There is nothing in my life but echoes…echoes of lost hopes and dreams and joys. They’re beautiful and mocking.”
30 min
“She had dreamed some brilliant dreams during the past winter and now they lay in the dust around her.”
5 min
“People who are different from other people are always called peculiar.”
10 min
“I don’t really care what people think about me if they don’t let me see it.”
30 min
“I know I haven’t much sense or sobriety, but I’ve got what is ever so much better — the knack of making people like me.”
15 min
“Poor soul, she always knew everything about her neighbors, but she never was very well acquainted with herself.”

 

April 19, 2020, 4:00pm-8:00pm (UTC-8)
Ingmar Bergman Quotes

5 min
Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.
15 min
For me, the human face is the most important subject of the cinema.
30 min
I haven’t put an ounce of effort into my families. I never have.
15 min
I make all my decisions on intuition.
20 min
I’m very, very lazy. I love to sit in a chair and look out the window and do nothing.
30 min
When you’re as chaotic as I am, you need a very firm structure in your life.
10 min
I have such difficulty calming down – my stomach, my head, reality, everything.
15 min
If I let myself go, nothing will get done.
30 min
My education was very tough.
10 min
There is something joyous about not talking.

 

April 19, 2020, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC-8)
Namibian Proverbs

10 min
Learning expands great souls.
20 min
When a tiny toe is hurting the whole body stoops down to attend to it.
30 min
Envy and greed grow on the same stalk.
10 min
Let the first urge pass, wait for the second.
20 min
When the fish gets rotten, it all starts from the head.
10 min
From little date seeds, great things are born.
30 min
Love is a despot who spares no one.
10 min
When the fox is hungry, he eats butterflies.
10 min
God is in the details and so is the devil.
30 min
An old monkey never forgets how to climb trees.

 

April 20, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm (UTC-8)
Japanese Idioms

10 min
one’s act, one’s profit
20 min
ten men, ten colors
30 min
wake from death and return to life
10 min
pulling water to my own rice paddy
20 min
evil cause, evil effect
30 min
not seeing is a flower
10 min
the weak are meat; the strong eat
10 min
ocean thousand, mountain thousand
30 min
drunken life, dreamy death
10 min
one life, one encounter

 

April 21, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Icelandic Magical Staves

10 min Ægishjálmur
To induce fear, protect the warrior, and prevail in battle
20 min Draumstafir
To dream of unfulfilled desires
30 min Kaupaloki
To prosper in trade and business
10 min Lásabrjótur
To open a lock without a key
20 min Varnarstafur
Increases favor and happiness
30 min Vegvísir
To guide people through rough weather
10 min Þjófastafur
For use against thieves
10 min Stafur til að vekja upp draug
To invoke ghosts and evil spirits
30 min Skelkunarstafur
To make your enemies afraid
10 min Tóustefna To ward off foxes

 

April 21, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Algerian Proverbs

10 min
A secret for two, soon a secret for nobody
20 min
Cross the loud river but don’t cross the silent one
30 min
Patience is the key to paradise
10 min
The one whose belly isn’t full of straw isn’t afraid of fire
20 min
Peace wins over wealth
30 min
The hand which gives is better than the one which receives
10 min
There is an excess of familiarity at the root of all hostility
10 min
A friend is someone who shares your happiness and your pains
30 min
A sensible enemy is better than a narrow-minded friend
10 min
The one who shows his fears ensures his salvation

 

April 22, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Talismans

10 min secrets
20 min
luck and protection
30 min
have a hand in something
10 min
surveillance and attention
20 min four
30 min
grant wishes, win gambling, ward off evil spirits
10 min banana
10 min healing
30 min fire
10 min decorations

 

April 22, 2020, 12:00pm-3:00pm (UTC-8)
The Geomantic Figures, Part 1

10 min
roads, travels, or journeys
20 min
ending or completing things
30 min
aggression and passion
10 min
success that is dependent on outside help
20 min
beauty, peace, and passivity
30 min
loss, outside of one’s grasp
15 min
delays, setbacks, or bindings

 

April 22, 2020, 7:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
The Geomantic Figures, Part 2

10 min joy or happiness
20 min
starting or beginning new things
15 min
recovering things
15 min
sadness or mourning
10 min
getting or obtaining things
20 min
deception, violence, and vice
15 min good fortune
15 min
a large number of people
15 min
peace, wisdom, and purity

 

April 23, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
The Book of Changes, Part 1

10 min strong action
20 min
going with the flow
30 min
gathering support
10 min youthful folly
20 min arriving
30 min conflict
10 min leading
10 min holding together
30 min
the taming power of the small
10 min treading

 

April 24, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
The Book of Changes, Part 2

10 min greatness
20 min stagnation
30 min
fellowship with people
10 min
possession in great measure
20 min humbling
30 min enthusiasm
10 min following
10 min decay
30 min the forest
10 min contemplation

 

April 24, 2020, 6:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
The Book of Changes, Part 3

10 min
biting and chewing
20 min adorning
30 min splitting apart
10 min the turning point
20 min the unexpected
30 min potential energy
15 min
comfort and security
10 min critical mass
20 min the abyss
15 min radiance
10 min influence
20 min persevering
30 min retreat
10 min great maturity
20 min prospering

 

April 25, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
The Book of Changes, Part 4

10 min
intelligence hidden
20 min family members
30 min polarizing
10 min obstruction
20 min taking apart
30 min diminishing
10 min augmenting
10 min breakthrough
30 min meeting
10 min
gathering together

 

April 25, 2020, 7:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
The Book of Changes, Part 5

10 min ascending
30 min entangled
5 min the well
30 min revolution
15 min the cauldron
30 min thunder
5 min keeping still
10 min advancement
15 min returning
30 min abundance
10 min the wanderer
20 min wind
15 min lake

 

April 26, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
The Book of Changes, Part 6

10 min dissolution
10 min articulating
30 min inner truth
10 min
preponderance of the small
10 min already done
15 min
before completion

 

April 26, 2020, 4:00pm-6:00pm (UTC-8)
Rune Meanings, Part 1

30 min the self
10 min a partnership
10 min property
30 min separation
10 min power

 

April 26, 2020, 8:30pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Rune Meanings, Part 2

30 min
something concealed
30 min compulsion
30 min new beginning
30 min protection
30 min defense
30 min signals

 

April 27, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Rune Meanings, Part 3

10 min joy
20 min harvest
30 min opening
10 min warrior
20 min growth
30 min movement
10 min flowing water
10 min
destructive forces
30 min gateway
10 min transformation

 

April 28, 2020, 9:00am-11:00am (UTC-8)
Rune Meanings, Part 4

15 min
that which hinders
20 min reconciliation
30 min wholeness
30 min the unknowable

 

April 28, 2020, 11:00am-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Phrases from “Travels with Charley” by John Steinbeck

10 min
walked down to the river
20 min
had to escape from
30 min
difficult to analyze
10 min
can afford to be kind
20 min
nothing but strangers
30 min a ready remedy
10 min revived in spirit
10 min
a whole way of life
30 min
no fear and no hatred
10 min
untouched by human hands
30 min
maps are not reality
20 min
far too many things

 

April 28, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Word Pairs, Part 1

10 min back and forth
20 min lock and key
30 min body and soul
10 min cause and effect
20 min pure and simple

 

April 29, 2020, 9:00am-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Word Pairs, Part 2

10 min
bed and breakfast
20 min down and out
30 min shirt and tie
10 min life or death
20 min bacon and eggs
30 min first and last
10 min shoes and socks
20 min lost and found
30 min black and white
5 min fish and chips
15 min bread and butter
30 min flesh and blood
10 min
signed and sealed
20 min brick and mortar
10 min
forgive and forget
30 min slip and slide
20 min nice and easy

 

April 29, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Word Pairs, Part 3

10 min
business and pleasure
20 min front and center
30 min null and void
10 min soap and water
20 min by and large
30 min fun and games
10 min sooner or later
10 min
peaches and cream
30 min
cloak and dagger
15 min give and take

 

April 30, 2020, 8:00am-12:00pm (UTC-8)
Word Pairs, Part 4

10 min pen and pencil
20 min coat and tie
10 min
coffee and donuts
30 min cream and sugar
20 min
crime and punishment
10 min cup and saucer
20 min pots and pans
15 min prim and proper
20 min hammer and nail
30 min
supply and demand

 

April 30, 2020, 2:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Word Pairs, Part 5

10 min knife and fork
10 min
ladies and gentlemen
10 min law and order
30 min wait and see
20 min war and peace

 

April 30, 2020, 6:30pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Word Pairs, Part 6

10 min
hemmed and hawed
5 min high and dry
20 min sweet and sour
30 min tall and thin
10 min hot and bothered
20 min wine and cheese
15 min
tossed and turned
30 min touch and go
20 min
trials and tribulations

 

NaNoWordSprints Prompts from April 2020 (Part 1)

Here are the prompts I tweeted out on NaNoWordSprints during April 1-15 for Camp NaNoWriMo!

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April 1, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Postcards, Part 1

10 min #933 – Devana, Slavic goddess of the spring Russia
20 min #1026 – The fool Switzerland
30 min #770 – Bookshop Guernsey
10 min #636 – Two cats The Netherlands
20 min #912 – We are good friends Taiwan
30 min #976 – White and red Estonia
10 min #1009 – Castle Japan
20 min #585 – Weaving and crafts Malaysia
30 min #1071 – Bridge France
5 min #153 – All in a row Belgium

 

April 2, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Cultural Associations with Color, Part 1

10 min red
warmth, life, blood, love, destruction
20 min yellow sun, wisdom
30 min green
vegetation, growth, jealousy
10 min blue
infinity, deep water, peace, purity
20 min white
innocence, divine, harmony
15 min black
resurrection, fear of the unknown
30 min purple wealth, nobility
10 min pink
romance, sweetness
20 min orange
energy, vitality, caution, courage
15 min brown
comfort, stability, practicality

 

April 2, 2020, 8:00pm-11:00pm (UTC-8)
Common Phrases, Part 1

10 min taking up space
20 min
makes no difference
30 min
very strong opinions
10 min
reputation established
10 min
mind-blowing revelations
15 min
emotional transformation
30 min
treasure in the trash
5 min
center of a dispute

 

April 3, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
Shakespearean Phrases, Part 1

10 min
“As good luck would have it” — (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
20 min
“Brave new world” — (The Tempest)
30 min
“Break the ice” — (The Taming of the Shrew)
10 min
“Conscience does make cowards of us all” — (Hamlet)
20 min
“Crack of doom” — (Macbeth)

 

April 3, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Cultural Associations with Color, Part 2

10 min gray
balance, neutral, maturity
20 min gold
success, status, generous
30 min beige
dependable, boring, conservative
10 min silver
glamorous, high tech, graceful
20 min turquoise
spiritual, healing, sophisticated
30 min sky blue
freedom, self expression
30 min light green
calm, soothing, refreshing
10 min burgundy
rich, refined, expensive

 

April 4, 2020, 7:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Unusual Words

10 min argute shrewd
20 min gasconade
extravagant boasting
30 min previse
to predict an event
10 min scofflaw
someone who flouts the law
20 min dwaal
a dreamy, dazed, or absent-minded state
30 min logomachy
an argument about words
15 min thrutch
a narrow gorge or ravine

 

April 5, 2020, 7:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Idioms, Part 1

10 min against all odds
20 min
at cross-purposes
30 min
between a rock and a hard place
10 min borrowed time
20 min break the mold
30 min
change someone’s mind
10 min
come to someone’s rescue
15 min dark horse
30 min
deer in the headlights
5 min
elephant in the room
15 min fight fire with fire
30 min fool’s bargain

 

April 6, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Idioms, Part 2

10 min
get this show on the road
20 min
go down in flames
30 min
handwriting on the wall
10 min head over heels
20 min
hit the ground running
30 min in the limelight
10 min
jump on the bandwagon
15 min know no bounds
30 min
like a duck to water
5 min
more than one bargained for

 

April 6, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Idioms, Part 3

10 min now or never
20 min on the cusp
30 min peel the onion
10 min play by ear
20 min push one’s luck

 

April 7, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Idioms, Part 4

10 min return the favor
20 min
scratch the surface
30 min short temper
10 min
slip through the cracks
20 min special delivery
30 min take it or leave it
10 min up to eleven
15 min
vertically challenged
30 min
where there’s smoke, there’s fire
5min x marks the spot

 

April 8, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Interesting Words, Part 1

10 min
kalopsia – the delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are
20 min
toska – a dull ache of the soul, a sick pining, a spiritual anguish
30 min
abience – the strong urge to avoid something or someone
10 min
lissom – thin, graceful
20 min
sibylline – mysterious, cryptic
30 min
esperance – hope
10 min
sirimiri – a light rain, a fine drizzle
15 min
zemblanity – the inevitable discovery of what we would rather not know
30 min
rantipole – to be wild and reckless
5 min
psithurism – the sound of wind in the trees or rustling leaves

 

April 8, 2020, 8:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Interesting Words, Part 2

10 min
exulansis – the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because others are unable to relate to it
20 min
morii – the desire to capture a fleeting experience
30 min
sonder – the realization that each random passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own
10 min
absquatulate – to leave abruptly without saying goodbye
20 min
cockaigne – an imaginary place of extreme luxury and ease

 

April 9, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Interesting Words, Part 3

10 min
coddiwomple – to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination
20 min
numinous – feeling both fearful and awed by what is before you
30 min
selcouth – something unfamiliar, unusual or wonderous
10 min
trouvaille – a lucky find
20 min
novaturient – a desire for powerful change in one’s life or situation
30 min
meraki – putting a part of yourself into what you’re doing
10 min
fernweh – wanderlust, an ache for distant places or a strong desire to travel
15 min
kopfkino – the act of playing out an entire scenario in your mind
30 min
schwellenangst – fear of crossing a threshold to embark on something new
5 min
komorebi – the sunlight that filters through the trees

 

April 10, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Postcards, Part 2

10 min #44 – In the middle of town Poland
20 min #69 – Following the herd Russia
30 min #174 – Celebrations The Netherlands
10 min #197 – Listening Begium
20 min #210 – Mysterious signs Luxemburg
30 min #236 – Lucky charms Turkey
10 min #269 – Shopping Thailand
15 min #292 – Traditional dress, costume, or uniform India
30 min #349 – Being cute Belarus
5 min #398 – Exploring the ruins Czech Republic

 

April 10, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Idioms, Part 5

10 min
add fuel to the fire
15 min
apple of someone’s eye
20 min
asking for a friend
30 min bag of tricks
15 min barrel of laughs
5 min
best of both worlds
10 min beyond the pale
15 min bounce back
20 min bubble over
30 min bundle of nerves
5 min
calm before the storm

 

April 11, 2020, 4:00pm-8:00pm (UTC-8)
Idioms, Part 6

10 min
deliver the goods
20 min dodge a bullet
30 min drop a hint
10 min
easier said than done
20 min
everything but the kitchen sink
10 min fall into a trap
20 min fit for a king
30 min
friends in high places
10 min game face
20 min
get one’s claws out

 

April 12, 2020, 7:15pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Idioms, Part 7

10 min
give someone the cold shoulder
20 min
go over someone’s head
30 min grand scheme
10 min guilty pleasure
10 min
hang in the balance
30 min
have second thoughts
10 min
hear through the grapevine
15 min hold a grudge
30 min house of cards
5 min
in the blink of an eye
15 min join forces
30 min kernal of truth

 

April 13, 2020, 12:30pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
Shakespearean Phrases, Part 2

10 min
“Eaten me out of house and home” — (Henry IV Part II)
10 min
“Foregone conclusion” — (Othello)
10 min
“Good riddance” — (Troilus and Cressida)
10 min
“Love is blind” — (The Merchant of Venice)
10 min
“Play fast and loose” — (King John)
10 min
“Wild-goose chase” — (Romeo and Juliet)

 

April 13, 2020, 6:00pm-10:00pm (UTC-8)
Postcards, Part 3

10 min
going in one direction
15 min
finding transportation
15 min something blue
30 min victory
20 min the scenic route
10 min
not the greatest idea
10 min
getting distracted
30 min ruin
20 min neighbors
20 min hidden depths

 

April 14, 2020, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC-8)
Animal Symbolism, Part 1

10 min bear
solitude and hibernation
20 min bird
freedom and flight
30 min cat
curiosity and unpredictability
10 min crow signs and omens
20 min dog
loyalty and devotion
30 min dolphin
playfulness and innocence
10 min dove peace and trust
10 min fox
cunning and quick-witted
30 min lion
courage and bravery
10 min owl
insight and wisdom

 

April 15, 2020, 12:00pm-4:00pm (UTC-8)
Animal Symbolism, Part 2

10 min whale
listen to your inner voice
20 min vulture death and rebirth
30 min toad
transformation and change
10 min swan
grace and elegance
20 min squirrel
prepare for the future
30 min spider
weaving one’s fate
10 min seagull
seeing things from a different perspective
15 min seal vivid dreams
30 min raven
magic is in the air
5 min rabbit make a leap

 

April 15, 2020, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC-8)
Animal Symbolism, Part 3

10 min praying mantis
listen to your instincts
20 min peacock pride and glory
30 min mockingbird
sing your own tune
10 min lady bug
good luck and prosperity
20 min hummingbird
adaptable and resilient
30 min horse
charisma and intelligence
10 min hare
quick and confident
15 min goose good fortune
30 min elephant
persistence and determination
5 min eagle
take advantage of opportunities