August 2014 NaHaiWriMo Writing Prompts

 

Selected by Kris Kondo

 

1

to heat up (heats up, heating up, heated up, and so on). All prompts this month will be verbs, one of the catalysts in a haiku. So even if the word also has a noun or adjective meaning, it can be useful to it try for the action or movement you feel in the prompt.

2

to hibernate (hibernating, hibernated)

3

to hiccup / hiccough

4

to huddle

5

to heap / heap up

6

to halve / half (to cut or divide in half)

7

to haggle /to haggle/ haggling

8

to highlight / highlighting

9

to hire / hiring

10

to hijack / highjacking

11

to hike / hiking, also to hike up / hiking up as is hiking up prices, or hiking up a skirt

12

to holler / hollering (let’s make sure we can really hear this one!)

13

to humour / humouring (a good chance to honour the late Robin Williams)

14

to hinder/ hindering

15

to hoot/ hooting

16

to hop/ hopping

17

heqet—the Egyptian frog goddess. I am departing from my theme of VERBS for this one because I cannot come up with a verb that begins with H and has a Q in it. If anyone knows one please let me know! Has anyone figured out yet one of my requirements for each day's prompts so far?

18

to harp on / harping on . . . the verb to keep going on and on about something

19

to hiss /hissing

20

to hint / hinting

21

to hustle / hustling

22

to heave / heaving

23

to hew / hewing

24

to hex / hexing

25

to hyphenate / hyphenating

26

to haze

27

to hoist / hoisting

28

to hook / hooking

29

to hedge / hedging, as in let’s hedge our bets

30

to hum / humming

31

to hug

 

Note that each prompt word not only starts with an H but includes the letters of the alphabet in alphabetical order (thus “heat” contains “a,” “hibernate” contains “b,” and so on).