Literary – May 27

“Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.” -John Cheever, born this date in 1912. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails to act...

Romance – May 27

Dashiell Hammett, born this date in 1894, turned his real-life relationship with Lillian Hellman into The Thin Man book, movies, and radio serial about Nick and Nora Charles. Writing prompt: Write a scene in...

Mystery – May 27

“Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture.” -Tony Hillerman, born this date in 1925. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist meets for the first time a partner who...

SciFi/Fantasy – May 27

“The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.” -Harlan Ellison, born this date in 1934. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is endangered by a combination of...

Secondary – May 27

“When you find a burden in belief or apparel, cast it off.” -Amelia Jenks Bloomer, born on this date in 1818. Describe your plan to cast off the burden you most need to be rid...

Primary – May 27

“It is not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.” -US Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, born on this date in 1911. Tell a story about your own...

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