SciFi/Fantasy – October 31

“The difference between stupid and intelligent people—and this is true whether or not they are well-educated—is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.” -Neal Stephenson, born this date in...

Mystery – October 31

“Look at everything upside down. Take absolutely nothing for granted.” -Dick Francis, born this date in 1920. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which an unexpected new perspective offers your protagonist the...

Primary – October 31

Write a spooky story for Halloween.

Romance – October 31

“If you had really loved something, wouldn’t a little bit of it always linger?” -Susan Orlean, born this date in 1955. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist destroys a memento that...

Secondary – October 31

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published on this date in 1892. One of the most famous quotes that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote for Holmes is this one: “When you have eliminated the impossible,...

Literary – October 31

“I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.” -John Keats, born this date in 1795. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails while striving to be among the...

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