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

Mystery – July 19

“I’ve been as bad an influence on American literature as anyone I can think of.”

Dashiell Hammett, whose The Dain Curse was first published on this date in 1929.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries and fails to convince a person who could tilt either bad or good that the person’s friends are a bad influence.

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