Daily, genre-inspired writing prompts for authors, teachers, and journaling

Literary – April 12

Writing prompt: Write a “lifetime of advice” letter from your protagonist to a new-born nephew or niece.

Journaling + Fiction – April 1...

“To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.”Lucius Annaeus Seneca Journal prompt: Reflect on your previous journal entries and spend at least 20 minutes writing about why you...

Romance – April 12

Writing prompt: Write a thank-you note from your protagonist to someone s/he despises to express gratitude for bringing your protag a fully prepared, delicious meal during a time of crisis when your protag...

Mystery – April 12

“The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author.” -Scott Turow, born on this date in 1949. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist has to explain...

SciFi/Fantasy – April 12

On this date in 1961, the Soviet Union launched the first manned spacecraft with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is the first person ever to accomplish...

Secondary – April 12

On this date in 1981, the first US space shuttle flight was launched. The flight of Columbia came 20 years to the day after the USSR launched the first cosmonaut into space. Explain your opinion about whether...

Primary – April 12

Beverly Cleary was born on this date in 1916. Write a story about someone you love very much who sometimes drives you crazy.

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