Romance – February 13

Grant Wood, most famous for his painting American Gothic, was born on this date in 1891. Writing prompt: From the perspective of your protagonist, what’s happening in this scene, his painting Daughters...

Mystery – February 13

Georges Simenon, who averaged writing one book every 8 days — including more than a few about Inspector Jules Maigret — was born on this date in 1903. When once asked if he trusted a man,...

SciFi/Fantasy – February 13

“Literature becomes the living memory of a nation.” –Alexander Solzhenitsyn, expelled from the USSR on this date in 1974. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first...

Literary – February 13

On this date in 1974, the Soviet Union expelled dissident author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. He once said, “Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in...

Secondary – February 12

“Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you’ve got to fight it.” –Judy Blume, born on this date in 1938. Describe how you could most effectively respond to someone offended by...

Literary – February 12

“Then again, maybe I won’t.” –Judy Blume, born this date in 1938. Writing prompt: Write a scene that concludes with your protagonist doing exactly the opposite of what s/he intended...

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