Secondary – January 17

“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.” –Benjamin Franklin, born on this date in 1706....

SciFi/Fantasy – January 17

“The incapacity of sound sleep denotes a mind sorely wounded.” –Charles Brockden Brown, the first American gothic novelist, born this date in 1771. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which...

Mystery – January 17

Al Capone was born on this date in 1899. His vast criminal empire was brought down by his failure to pay taxes. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your antagonist’s downfall occurs because of...

Primary – January 17

“It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.” –Benjamin Franklin, born on this date in 1706. Tell a story about a time someone you thought had a...

Romance – January 17

Eartha Kitt — called by Orson Welles the “most exciting woman in the world” — was born this date in 1927. Her most famous song: Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist...

Literary – January 17

Anton Chekhov, born on this date in 1860, believed, “Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in which the contempt...

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