Mystery – May 27

“Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture.” –Tony Hillerman, born this date in 1925. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist meets for the first time a partner who...

Romance – May 27

Dashiell Hammett, born this date in 1894, turned his real-life relationship with Lillian Hellman into The Thin Man book, movies, and radio serial about Nick and Nora Charles. Writing prompt: Write a scene in...

Literary – May 27

“Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.” –John Cheever, born this date in 1912. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails...

SciFi/Fantasy – May 27

“The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.” –Harlan Ellison, born this date in 1934. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is endangered by a combination...

Mystery – May 26

“Retrospective analysis is not a useful guide to current problems.” –David Ignatius, born this date in 1950. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails to resolve a critical problem...

Primary – May 26

John Churchill, who rose from a childhood as a page to become England’s most successful military leader and the 1st Duke of Marlborough, was born on this date in 1650. Explain why you agree or disagree...

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