Literary – July 25

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” –Jack London, who on this date in 1897 sailed for the Klondike. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which...

Romance – July 25

Maxfield Parrish was born on this date in 1870. The most reproduced American artist, one of his most famous paintings is Reveries: Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist daydreams about a...

Mystery – July 25

Margueretha Gertruida Zelle, better known as Mata Hari, was sentenced to die for spying on this date in 1917. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers that a trusted friend has...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 25

Maxfield Parrish was born on this date in 1870. Writing prompt: Describe from your protagonist’s point of view what’s happening in this Parrish...

Mystery – July 24

“A man with a credit card is in hock to his own image of himself.” –John D. MacDonald, born this date in 1916, in his first Travis McGee novel, The Deep Blue Good-Bye. Writing prompt: Write...

Literary – July 24

After starting to write short stories to support his daughter while he spent three years in prison for embezzling from his bank employer, O. Henry was released on this date in 1901. Writing prompt: Write a...

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