Mystery – November 17

“I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.” –Martin Scorsese, born this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Write a scene in...

SciFi/Fantasy – November 17

Simeon Krug’s tower will reach a height of 500 meters on this date in Robert Silverberg‘s 2218. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist responds self-destructively after being...

Romance – November 17

“How can we be happy behind the backs of people who trust us?” -Ellen Olenska in the 1993 film version of The Age of Innocence, directed by Martin Scorsese, born this date in 1942. Writing prompt:...

Literary – November 17

Hal Incandenza rapped on the door of Ennet House on this date in the Year of the Depends Adult Undergarment. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must seek help for a problem s/he has...

Mystery – November 16

“I used to ask for an easy life, now I ask to be strong.” –William Kent Krueger, born on this date in 1950. Writing prompt: Write the aphorism your protagonist would use shortly before dying to describe...

Primary – November 16

W.C. Handy, who is considered the father of blues music, was born in Alabama on this date in 1873. He once said this: “Life is like a trumpet – if you don’t put anything into it, you...

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