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

Mystery – July 11

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.  You rarely win, but sometimes you do.”

-Atticus Finch in Harper Lee‘s To Kill a Mockingbird, published on this date in 1960.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist begins a project s/he knows will fail.

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