NaNoWriMo Day 20 Challenges
Word Challenge: pugnacious
Definition: combative; quarrelsome
Theme Challenge: Degradation
All things crumble with time, including relationships, buildings, shorelines… write about the cause and consequences of degradation in your story; it can be within a relationship, or the state of physical objects.
Plot Challenge: Velociraptors
Include a velociraptor or another dinosaur in your novel, making its presence a focal point of a plot element. (If you don’t want to raise extinct species from the grave, get creative with their bones, in museums, or at fossil digs…)
Character Challenge: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe…
A character announces they are going to be getting married. Pursue how this can change the dynamics of a friendship – even if someone else loved the character and wanted to be with them. Include all elements of the bride’s rhyme for good luck…
… and have nothing but bad luck happen to them and their fiancé.
Conflict Challenge: Naughty Photographs
A stalker has taken to photographing one of your characters in photos that can be easily construed as naughty. They could be coming out of the shower at a public bath or spa, someone has installed hidden cameras in their bathroom… no matter how the culprit has acquired the photographs, use them to blackmail a character into something.
Fun & Games: Odd hobbies
One of the most mature and responsible people in your cast is discovered to have a strange hobby. Hilarity ensues. (Example: The prim and proper secretary of a CEO participates in planking stunts while dressed up as a hipster.)