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

Mystery – April 11

“I don’t want to try analyzing what I do because I’m afraid that would lead me into some kind of formula. I think formulas squeeze the juice out of stories.”

Peter O’Donnell, creator of Modesty Blaise, born this date in 1920.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s formula for figuring out a run-of-the-mill problem creates a much more complicated challenge.

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