SciFi/Fantasy – September 30

“Some stories are true that never happened.” -Elie Wiesel, born this date in 1928. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s mentor relates the most important true story that...

Literary – September 30

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote, born on this date on 1924. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist learns that what s/he thought was a...

Primary – September 30

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor,...

Romance – September 30

“I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.” -Truman Capote, born this date in 1924. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers that a trusted friend has a...

Mystery – September 30

“There’s got to be something wrong with us. To do what we did.” -Truman Capote, born this date in 1924, in In Cold Blood. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist confronts a killer...

Secondary – September 30

On this date in 1452, Johannes Gutenberg published the first book printed using movable type (the version of the Bible that bears his name). Describe the as-yet-uninvented technology you think will next...

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