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 because...

Romance – May 26

Writing prompt: Write a scene that concludes with your protagonist telling someone, “You’re drunk — I’m not talking to you.”

SciFi/Fantasy – May 26

Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published on this date in 1897. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must fight off a smarter, stronger antagonist who wants to convert your protag into the...

Literary – May 26

Miles Davis was born on this date in 1926. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist confronts a talented friend who is squandering his/her contribution to the world because of an addiction to...

Romance – May 25

“On their way to freedom, some people find riches, some people find death.” -Jamaica Kincaid, born this date in 1949. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist refuses to make her/his way to...

Literary – May 25

“It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we’re talking about when we talk about love.” -Raymond Carver, born this date in 1938. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

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