NaBloPoMo October 2012 Prompts

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If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in October -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday (weekends are for free-writing!)

Monday, October 1, 2012
When you saw the word mask, was your first interpretation protection, covering up, persona, or performance?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Are you good at hiding your feelings or is your face an open book?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Do you enjoy acting?

Thursday, October 4, 2012
How good are you at telling a lie?

Friday, October 5, 2012
Do you tend to cover up your failings or admit your mistakes?

Monday, October 8, 2012
If you had the superpower to know what everyone was thinking (but not saying) would you use it?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If the figurative oxygen mask of life were to drop, would you put on your own first or assist others?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Do you look similar or very different from how you looked ten years ago?

Thursday, October 11, 2012
At what point in life did you stop trying to look older? At what point in life did you start trying to look younger?  If neither are true, talk about looking your age.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Do you plan to do plastic surgery or botox to cover up the effects of aging?

Monday, October 15, 2012
Social media allows you to mask parts of your personality and show others. What percentage of yourself do you think you reveal to people online?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend." Do you agree or disagree?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Do you give a lot of thought to your image online?

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Tell us about your profile photo or the picture you use on your "about me" page.

Friday, October 19, 2012
Tell us about a favourite photograph someone took of you.  What does it reveal?

Monday, October 22, 2012
Tell us the best Halloween costume you ever wore.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Tell us your biggest Halloween costume fail.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Are you dressing up this year for Halloween? If so, tell us what you'll be. If not, tell us what costume you wish you could make/buy.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Trick or treat: tell us your best Halloween trick.

Friday, October 26, 2012
Do you like being scared on Halloween?

Monday, October 29, 2012
What is your favourite Halloween candy to receive?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
What is your favourite candy to give out?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Do you wish you could still go trick-or-treating, or are you content buying candy any time you want?

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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