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NaNo Dares 2012 Week 3 – Chocolate

November 16, 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:

Write a scene that centers around chocolate.

  • Bonus points if both liquid and solid forms of chocolate are involved.
  • Double bonus points if your main character has never tasted chocolate before.
  • Triple bonus points if it includes a debate about the relative merits of milk and dark chocolate.
  • Quadruple bonus brownie points with (chocolate) sprinkles if dark chocolate wins–I might be slightly biased here!

This dare was inspired by this evening’s write-in at Bittersweet Cafe in downtown Oakland, CA, home of the best hot chocolate I’ve ever tasted.


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!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 16, 2012 7:56 pm


    I’ll see how the scene flows but I think I may be able to rack up the points on this one. 🙂


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