Daily, genre-inspired writing prompts for authors, teachers, and journaling

Literary – October 23

“People have a hunger to connect with other people. They’re desperate to know that you’re not lying to them or misleading them.” -Augusten Burroughs, born Christopher Robison on this...

Romance – October 23

Ang Lee was born on this date in 1954. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist finds her/himself in a dangerous situation because s/he became captivated by a romantic partner’s political...

Mystery – October 23

Reservoir Dogs premiered on this date in 1992. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist partners up with someone who’s actually on the other side.

SciFi/Fantasy – October 23

“Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.” -Michael Crichton, born on this date in 1942....

Literary – October 22

“There is only one real sin and that is to persuade oneself that the second best is anything but second best.” -Doris Lessing, born this date in 1919. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Journaling + Fiction – October...

“If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore.”Ralph Waldo Emerson Journal prompt: Spend at least 20 minutes writing about how you would plan to experience...

Romance – October 22

“We are not all connected. We are bags of skin. We are all separate bags of thinking skin.” -AL Kennedy, born this date in 1965. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries to make a...

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