Mystery – August 23

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” –Nelson DeMille, born this date in 1943. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist first confronts a...

Primary – August 23

Poet Edgar Lee Masters, who wrote the Spoon River Anthology about the kinds of towns in which he grew up, was born on this date in 1869. Write a 6-line poem about your...

Literary – August 23

“Immortality is not a gift, immortality is an achievement; And only those who strive mightily Shall possess it.” –Edgar Lee Masters, born on this date in 1869. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which...

Romance – August 23

“We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.” –Curtis Sittenfeld, born this date in 1975. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist refuses to extend...

Secondary – August 23

On this date in 1814, US Presidential wife Dolley Madison saved a portrait of George Washington from the White House before it was looted and burned by British troops. If you were going to save one object...

SciFi/Fantasy – August 23

Lunar Orbiter 1 shot the first photograph of our planet from space on this date in 1966. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist first encounters a life-changing...

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