Mystery – November 21

Indian tracker and translator, Pinkerton agent, and vigilante killer for hire Tom Horn was born on this date in 1860. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist locates an alleged bad guy after an alleged good guy.

SciFi/Fantasy – November 21

The first film version of Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein premiered on this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is threatened with destruction by something s/he...

Romance – November 21

“Fear is a question. What are you afraid of and why? Our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.” –Marilyn French, born this date in 1929. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist learns the answer.

Secondary – November 21

The French author Fran├žois-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, was born on this date in 1694. Explain what you think he meant when he said, “Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”

Primary – November 21

On this date in 1783, Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes made the first free-flight ascent in a balloon in Paris, France. What do you think the first people in history who were truly flying thought and felt about their experience?

Literary – November 21

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.” –Fran├žois-Marie Arouet, better known as Voltaire, born this date in 1694. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes s/he should have done something s/he earlier chose not to do.

Secondary – November 20

Nobel-prize winning novelist Nadine Gordimer was born on this date in 1923. She once said, “A child understands fear, and the hurt and hate it brings.” What childhood fear still afflicts you, and how does that fear manifest itself internally and externally?

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