Romance – October 18

“Too many of us are hung up on what we don’t have, can’t have, or won’t ever have.” –Terry McMillan, born this date in 1951. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Mystery – October 18

Lee Harvey Oswald was born on this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers that someone who everyone thought capable of nothing except screwing up has actually pulled...

SciFi/Fantasy – October 18

“Only debt is forever.” –Charlie Stross, born this date in 1964. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist incurs a debt s/he will never be able to...

Secondary – October 18

On this date in 1767, astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon completed a five-year process of plotting the line named for them that forms parts of the borders of Delaware, Maryland,...

Primary – October 18

On this date in 1851, Herman Melville published Moby-Dick. Think about something who is so important that you would travel around the world for years to get it. Then explain why it’s so important to...

Literary – October 18

“I made this list of stuff that it’s time for me to try to do.” –Rick Moody, born this date in 1961. Writing prompt: Write your protagonist’s five most important life goals at...

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