SciFi/Fantasy – February 23

Dana Scully was born on this date in 1964. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a scrupulous skeptic makes merciless fun of your protagonist’s explanation for an apparently inexplicable...

Literary – February 23

Samuel Pepys, one of history’s most noted diarists, was born on this date in 1633. Writing prompt: Write your protagonist’s diary entry for her or his most important birthday.

Romance – February 23

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” -Samuel Pepys, born on this date in 1633. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a meal intended to be a reconciliation turns...

Mystery – February 23

Best-selling novelist John Sanford — who is also Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Roswell Camp — was born on this date in 1944. He compares the two disciplines: “When I was reporting...

Mystery – February 22

“If someone really interests you, you’ll learn about them yourself.” -Richard North Patterson, born this date in 1947, in his Edgar-award winning debut novel. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Romance – February 22

Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist receives the worst birthday gift ever.

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