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NaNo Dares 2012 Week 1 – Lipogram

November 2, 2012

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).


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

Pick one letter of the alphabet. Write a paragraph as a lipogram, in which you do not use any word that includes your chosen letter.

  • Bonus points if you choose “E,” “T,” or “A”
  • Double bonus points if you avoid your chosen letter for an entire scene of 1000 words of more
  • Triple bonus points if you leave it out for a whole chapter of 2500 words or more
  • Quadruple bonus brownie points with sprinkles if each chapter leaves out a different letter


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!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2012 10:51 am

    Anita, this is an evil evil challenge. I accept!

    • Anita M. King permalink*
      November 2, 2012 12:31 pm

      Muwahahaha! Are you going for any bonus points?

      • November 2, 2012 5:01 pm

        Not sure yet. I had fun with a dare last year to write a story with each line starting with a letter from a sentence.
        This looks to be interesting.

  2. November 3, 2012 5:13 am

    anita m really luking forward to dis challenge u r wicked luv u

    • Anita M. King permalink*
      November 3, 2012 6:05 pm

      I hope you have fun with it!


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