Literary – April 7

William Wordsworth was born on this date in 1770. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist suffers a profound relationship with nature.

Romance – April 7

Eleanora Fagan, the singer we know better as Billie Holiday, was born on this date in 1915. Writing prompt: Write a scene that leaves your protagonist feeling like singing the blues.

Mystery – April 7

James Garner was born on this date in 1928. Writing prompt: Describe what your protagonist now does habitually or professionally that is the opposite of something that once caused him/her to get in significant trouble.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 7

Donald Barthelme was born on this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a complete short story in which your protagonist experiences an inexplicably absurd but life-changing event.

Secondary – April 7

“I agree that there are things that should be kept secret.” -Daniel Ellsberg, the U.S. Defense Department analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers, born on this date in 1931. Describe where you think the line is between what your government should keep secret and make public.

Primary – April 7

Which is worse: never starting or never finishing?

Literary – April 6

Raphael was born on this date in 1483. His painting The Three Graces depicts Aglaea (splendor), Euphrosyne (mirth), and Thalia (good cheer). Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a person your protagonist believes epitomizes those graces proves utterly graceless.

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