SciFi/Fantasy – July 15

On this date in 1965, Mariner 4 sent to Earth the first detailed images of the surface of Mars. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which facts reveal your protagonist’s expectations to be utterly...

Literary – July 15

“If you work at comedy too laboriously, you can kill what’s funny in the joke.” -Richard Russo, born this date in 1949. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails to make...

Mystery – July 15

“It’s always the thrill of the unknown.” -Clive Cussler, born on this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must enter a completely dark building to complete...

Romance – July 15

“Anything that consoles is fake.” -Iris Murdoch, born this date in 1919. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes someone consoling her/him is not...

Literary – July 14

“Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.” -Ingmar Bergman, born on this date in 1918. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 14

A new audio compression format received its name and file extension — .mp3 — on this date in 1995. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist uses a technology that’s common to...

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