Literary – February 17

On this date in 1913, the Armory Show forever changed the world of art by forcing Americans to confront modernism. Writing prompt: Describe from your protagonist’s point of view the scene portrayed in...

Romance – February 17

On this date in 1913, the Armory Show forever changed the world of art by forcing Americans to confront modernism. Writing prompt: Describe from your protagonist’s point of view the scene portrayed in...

Mystery – February 17

On this date in 1847, Edgar Allan Poe was awarded $225 in damages — plus 6 cents for legal costs — in a libel case in which Thomas Dunn English called him “thoroughly unprincipled, base and...

SciFi/Fantasy – February 17

On this date in Sydney van Scyoc‘s universe, Tollan Bailey leaves earth to survey Nor’Dyren. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first encounters a community in which all...

Literary – February 16

Richard Ford, novelist and Eudora Welty‘s literary executor, was born on this date in 1944. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist seeks and receives some long-overdue advice from the...

Romance – February 16

Hugh Beaumont was born on this date in 1909. Writing prompt: Write scenes of the same routine conversation — clean your room, what do you want to be when you grow up, that sort of thing — your...

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