Literary – August 30

Henry Miller said, “One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.” Writing prompt: Write a scene...

Literary – August 30

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist shares with a trusted advisor her/his compare-and-contrast ideas about your protag’s best friend and worst enemy.

Mystery – August 30

Anna Politkovskaya was born on this date in 1958. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a crime committed against a reporter leads your protagonist to suspect larger forces are at...

Secondary – August 30

John Gunther, author of Death Be Not Proud, was born on this date in 1901. If you knew you had only a few months left to live, what would you try to accomplish...

SciFi/Fantasy – August 30

Margaret Atwood wrote in Surfacing, “Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s stupid mistake is taken as intentional evil by...

Romance – August 30

Cleopatra committed suicide on this date in 30 BC. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist breaks up with someone who threatens to kill him/herself if your protag doesn’t...

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