SciFi/Fantasy – September 23

On this date in Primer‘s 2003, Abe and Aaron made some money in the stock market. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist earns a chance to change one thing from earlier in her/his life.

Literary – September 23

“Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.” –Walter Lippmann, born this date in 1889. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is the only person willing to challenge conventional wisdom.

Romance – September 23

The first installment in Gaston Leroux‘s serialized novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra was published on this date in 1909. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist unexpectedly meets someone who’s only been rumored to...

Mystery – September 23

Matlock premiered on this date in 1986. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist plays dumb to get what s/he needs.

Tick Tock

Author Jody Hedlund – a mom of five who home-schools them – offers solid advice on making time for writing. If she’s doing any, you know her advice must be spot-on: 1. Schedule writing time. 2. Prioritize our activities. 3. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. 4. Plan alone, extended and uninterrupted writing for once a week, if possible. 5. Get your family [or whomever has a claim on your time] behind your writing....

SciFi/Fantasy – September 22

Oceanic Airlines flight 815 left Sydney on this date in 2004. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which someone your protagonist thought lost appears.

Primary – September 22

“Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it.” -English scientist Michael Faraday, who was born on this date in 1791. Describe what you see when you look at water.

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