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SciFi/Fantasy – November 18

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SciFi/Fantasy – November 18

“The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.” -Two-time Arthur C. Clarke Award recipient Margaret Atwood, born on this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Describe in your protagonist’s voice what’s “normal” in the world you’ve built that would terrify people in ours.

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Literary – November 18

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Literary – November 18

“Never pray for justice, because you might get some.” –Margaret Atwood, born on this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s demand for justice is satisfied unsatisfyingly.

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Romance – November 18

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Romance – November 18

Louis Daguerre, widely considered the inventor of what we now consider photography, was born on this date in 1789. Writing prompt: Describe your protagonist’s most valued photo (or image) in your antagonist’s voice, and your antagonist’s most valued photo in your protag’s voice.

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Mystery – November 18

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Mystery – November 18

“All the same, murderess is a strong word to have attached to you.” –Margaret Atwood, born this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is labeled painfully but accurately.

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Mystery – November 17

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Mystery – November 17

“I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.” –Martin Scorsese, born this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist makes a choice that will later cause his/her downfall.

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Primary – November 17

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Primary – November 17

August Ferdinand Möbius was born on this date in 1790. Describe what you think the world would look like without math.

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SciFi/Fantasy – November 17

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SciFi/Fantasy – November 17

Simeon Krug’s tower will reach a height of 500 meters on this date in Robert Silverberg‘s 2218. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist responds self-destructively after being disabused of a favored notion.

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Romance – November 17

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Romance – November 17

“How can we be happy behind the backs of people who trust us?” -Ellen Olenska in the 1993 film version of The Age of Innocence, directed by Martin Scorsese, born this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers s/he can be happy only behind the back of someone who trusts her/him.

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Literary – November 17

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Literary – November 17

Hal Incandenza rapped on the door of Ennet House on this date in the Year of the Depends Adult Undergarment. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must seek help for a problem s/he has denied having for many years.

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Secondary – November 17

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Secondary – November 17

“When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can’t believe how much it’s a part of your thinking.” –Shelby Foote, born on this date in 1916. Describe a time you learned your thinking was confused because everyone surrounding you was thinking the same way.

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