Romance – October 16

“I never regretted what I turned down.” –Angela Lansbury, born this date in 1925. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries and fails to convince her/himself that s/he...

SciFi/Fantasy – October 16

On this date in 1997, the Robinson family aboard Jupiter II became lost in space. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is put permanently off course by someone who, until that moment, was...

Mystery – October 16

Alafair Burke was born on this date in 1969. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is invited to a home from which every single thing has been...

Primary – October 16

Noah Webster, for whom the famous dictionary is named, was born on this date in 1758. Explain why you think it’s more important to be grammatically correct or to be understood when you’re writing...

Secondary – October 16

“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.” –Eugene O’Neill, born on this date in 1888. Describe the lesson of life you think you are...

Literary – October 16

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” –Oscar Wilde, born this date in 1854. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

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