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The dares come with a warning in the video intro:
WARNING: The following dares will take your novel in unexpected directions. Side effects may include increased word counts, sudden plot breakthroughs, and a decrease in inner editor activity.
- Give your antagonist a cute little brain-eating zombie kitten pet
- Include a character in your novel who can communicate with the dead via text message
- Add a flashback that includes a mysterious phone call, a stick of a butter, and a bearded lady
- Send an important message to your character through a bowl of alphabet soup
- Have your main character write a novel about you writing a novel about them
- Have your main character discover something written on the inside of a bathroom wall that changes the course of the novel
- Include King Tut, King Kong, and King Henry VIII in a dream sequence
- Add a figure skater, a misunderstanding, a mummy, a starfish, and an evil frisbee to your next chapter
- Start the next chapter with the sentence "Apparently lightning does strike twice."
- Include every NaNoWriMo staff member and intern in your novel
- Write your entire novel while listening to the John Denver Pandora station (Try it! You might really like it)
- Switch genres ever 1667 words. Yes, that's 30 times. Yes, pirate scifi is a genre.
- Make up and include a really bad joke every single day. Double dare: send those jokes to NaNoWriMo HQ.
- Include corporate buzzwords in your novel any chance you get.
- Collect all those bad jokes you've been writing and have one of your characters sign up for open mic at a comedy club
- Skip to the end of your novel and write backwards to wherever you're at today
- Knock out your main character, have them wake up in a bathtub full of meatballs in a 5-star hotel in Bangladesh. Bonus points if they're missing a body part.
- Use the following made-up words in your next chapter: slumpy, glark, poulat, mealtag
Tavia's 2011 dares appeared in one video. 
- Create a new character who is writing a sitcom about all your other characters, first by observing them from a distance, then by infiltrating their lives to get a better sense of their individual personalities and group dynamics
- Set your alarm for 3:30am at least once during November for a delirious, middle of the night writing session. Don't stop until you hit 1,667.
- Throw Blobby at your characters every time they do or say something silly
- Write from the ticker on your Facebook for at least an hour. Maybe four. Or Twitter, or Google+
- Write every single Batyism on the 2011 shirt into this year's novel
- Explain the meaning of life in your novel
- Write Tom Selleck's mustache into your novel as one of your key characters
- Get up right now, put on something you can wear outside, and take a long refreshing walk.
- Name all the rest of your characters after street names in your neighborhood
- Force your shyest character to go to a karaoke bar alone and sing a Billy Joel of your choosing
- Introduce a backstabbing zombie unicorn named Frank to your novel
- Ask a local business owner if you can write in their window display for a full day
- Write your novel in a different genre for a day or two
- Write your novel in a taxicab
- Add the following items to the next chapter in this order: a beehive updo, a mysterious doorkey, a glowstick, and an awkward encounter
- Out of nowhere add a new character named Ruth who is a bad influence on everyone
- Add some serious conflict to your novel that relates to a cinnamon roll, a missing roller skate, and a Christmas tree
- Who needs a dance party? Your characters!