Literary – September 28

What does your protagonist consider the most unforgivable betrayal a friend could commit? Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s sibling, parent, or child commits that transgression.

Romance – September 28

“I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.” -Brigitte Bardot, born this date in 1934. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist gets what s/he wants only because of the way s/he looks.

Mystery – September 28

“It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions.” -Edith Pargeter, better known as the creator of Brother Cadfael’s chronicles, Ellis Peters, born this date in 1913. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers that s/he has an illusion s/he didn’t expect.

SciFi/Fantasy – September 28

Nicholas Flamel was born on this date in 1300. Some years later, he bought a book that described the process of transmuting base metal to gold, using the legendary philosopher’s stone, and the distillation from that stone the elixir of life, whereby one could achieve immortality. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which someone wants to kill your protagonist for a secret that is utterly...

Secondary – September 28

William the Conqueror invaded England on this date in 1066, and ruled as king for the next 20 years. Think about something you think belongs to you but is not in your possession. Describe how would you go about getting it back.

Primary – September 28

Think about something you’ve done before that you plan to never do again. Explain why you don’t want to it.

Literary – September 27

“You can’t lie to your soul.” -Irvine Welsh, born this date in 1958. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist lies to her/his soul one too many times.

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