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

Literary – November 27

“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” -Gail Sheehy, born this date in 1937. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist misses a chance to grow because s/he refuses to...

Big Questions – November 27

What do you hope your friends say about you when you’re not around? Journaling prompt: Spend 15-20 minutes writing your answer in the spirit of exploring yourself and the world around you. If you can...

Journaling + Fiction – Novembe...

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.”Tobias Wolff Journal prompt: Spend at least 20 minutes writing about an experience that demanded your persistence to find out who you really...

Romance – November 27

Writing prompt: Write the scene of your protagonist’s most self-deceptive presumption of victory.

Mystery – November 27

Former San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Dan White murdered Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk at City Hall on this date in 1978. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist...

SciFi/Fantasy – November 27

“If the quest was supposed to be easy, they would not have given it to someone who is supposed to be a hero.” -Michael Stackpole, born this date in 1957. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which...

Literary – November 26

“Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.” -Marilynne Robinson, born this date in 1943. Writing prompt: Write a scene in...

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