October 2014 NaHaiWriMo Writing Prompts

 

Selected by Stella Pierides

 

1

join (Join me for a month of prompts starting with J. Let’s join hands/pens. Where the creek joins the river—joining club, joiner, joint, joined. Follow the prompt and see where it takes you.)

2

jazz (and all that jazz, jazz up, jazzed, jive, animation, exaggerate, swing)

3

jar (pithari, jarring, vibrate, bell jar—ajar! Let it rip!)

4

jumble (pile, mess. jumble sale, mix up, confuse)

5

jasmine (plant, the smell, fragrance, green tea with jasmine)

6

jackpot (gamble, bet, luck, pot, success, prize, goldmine—this is getting better and better!)

7

just (this cover everything—just saying)

8

jalopy (unreliable, old machine, unpretentious—what else?)

9

jelly (preserve, soft, dessert, jealous, heroin, jellyfish, jelly shoes—there’s a lot in jelly!)

10

jet(s)

11

jail (imprisoned, jailbird, jailer, behind bars, confinement, dungeon, workhouse—take it out of the box)

12

jump (start, leap, spring, somersault, hop, jumper)

13

jackal (wolf, coyote, dog, predator, hunter, crepuscular)

14

joy (ecstasy, euphoria, bliss, triumph, birthday!)

15

juice (fruit juice, juicing, essence, liquids, juice bar, lemonade)

16

jingle (tune, metallic ringing sound, advert, slogan, chime, tinkle—let’s hear your sound!)

17

jealous (that’s a difficult one—emotion, doubt, spite, watchful, vigilant)

18

jewelery (adornment, decoration, earring, necklace, gemstones, bijou, tie-clip, gem)

19

jolly (fun, cheery, ebullient, bubbly, merry, good-humored)

20

jog (move, push, nudge, remind, trot)

21

javelin (spear, hunting, thrust, warfare)

22

journal (diary, record, log, periodical, haiku)

23

jaw (framework of the mouth, jawbone, double chin, chatter)

24

jam (squeeze, wedge, block, make music, preserve)

25

jinxed (curse, evil eye, hexed, bad luck)

26

juvenile (young, young birds, not yet mature, youthful, childish)

27

job (Job? On a Sunday? This prompt is for tomorrow, OK?)

28

jargon (slang, idiom, mumbo jumbo, technical)

29

jungle (overgrown, wild land, tangled mass of vegetation, untidy garden)

30

juxtapose (place side by side for contrasting effect, close by, place)

31

journey (expedition, trek, cruise, on a broomstick, goodbye)