Secondary – September 20

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” –Upton Sinclair, born on this date in 1878. Write a story about a situation in...

Mystery – September 20

Television premieres on this date include Hawaii Five-O (1968), Vega$ (1978), and Spenser: For Hire (1985). Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist finally gets fed up with hearing a...

Literary – September 20

“Every good thing that comes is accompanied by trouble.” –Maxwell Perkins, born this date in 1884. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist rejects something good because s/he...

SciFi/Fantasy – September 20

“In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which.” –George RR Martin, born this date in 1948. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Primary – September 20

Reading instruction pioneer Rebecca Smith Pollard was born on this date in 1831. Compare how reading makes you feel to how listening to music makes you feel.

Romance – September 20

“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.” -Sofia Villani Scicolone, better known as Sophia Loren, born this date in 1934. Writing...

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