SciFi/Fantasy – May 28

The first expeditions to Thalassa begin on this date in Arthur C. Clarke‘s 2626. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must earn the cooperation of a member of your protagonist’s...

Mystery – May 28

“You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.” –Ian Fleming, born on this date in 1908. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist looks...

Romance – May 28

“You don’t write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid’s burnt socks lying in the road.” –Richard Price Writing prompt: Describe from your protagonist’s point of view and...

Literary – May 28

“There’s nothing so inhuman as a human being.” –Patrick White, born this date in 1912. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is treated inhumanly by someone s/he cares...

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...

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...

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