Saturday, March 3, 2012

Plot Bunnies

- Have your characters come across a group of plot bunnies

+ if these plot bunnies actually affect the plot

++ if the bunnies look like the plot they inspire (i.e. horror stories are big, black, fanged bunnies)

+++ if they don't (a fluffy baby bunny represents the equivalent of "Lord of the Rings marries Saw and has a lovechild with Braveheart")

+++ + if the bunnies appear at the most inopportune moment possible

+++ ++ if your characters keep a plot bunny

+++ +++ if they keep multiple contradicting bunnies (a romance-plot bunny and a horror-plot bunny)

+++ +++ +  if your characters buy plot bunnies from plot ninjas

+++ +++ ++ if your plot ninjas are like traveling salesmen and they find your characters at the climax

This dare was posted on the NaNoWriMo forums for free use in your NaNoWriMo novel. I have compiled them all on this website, but I have not created them. While the original thread from which these dares have been taken may have been deleted for the yearly forum wipe, you can find the NaNo Dares thread(s) at, in the Reaching 50,000 forum.

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