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NaNo Dares 2011 Week 3 – Alcohol

November 21, 2011

National Novel Writing Month is a time to take risks, so every year in the forums, one can find threads where participants share and accept dares. Dares can be a fun way to spice up your novel or kick-start a scene when you get stuck. Sometimes they’re serious, and sometimes they’re silly, but they nearly always take you somewhere unexpected in your story. This month, in lieu of Friday Freewrites, I’ll be posting a dare each week for your NaNoWriMo novels (or any other fiction writing that you do this month).

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Your dare, should you choose to accept it, is this:

Include a scene in which alcohol plays a significant role.

  • Bonus points if it is the first taste of alcohol for one of your characters
  • Double bonus points if this character gets completely sloshed
  • Triple bonus points if the character wakes up somewhere unfamiliar
  • Quadruple bonus brownie points if the unfamiliar place is another state or country

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Let me know in the comments if you choose to accept all or part of this dare. And if you have your own dare for others, please share!

Last Week’s Dare

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