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Primary – September 18

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Primary – September 18

Samuel Johnson, who wrote the first dictionary, was born on this date in 1709. How would you start a project that requires you to do something no one has ever done before?

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Literary – September 18

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Literary – September 18

“Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” –Samuel Johnson, born this date in 1709. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist spends a night in anticipation of a certain reckoning.

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Mystery – September 18

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Mystery – September 18

“Missed it by that much.” -Maxwell Smart, who premiered in Get Smart on this date in 1965. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must explain a dramatic failure to a superior.

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SciFi/Fantasy – September 18

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SciFi/Fantasy – September 18

Jean Bernard Léon Foucault was born this date in 1819. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a fundamental constant of the world you’ve created prevents your protagonist from achieving an essential goal.

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Secondary – September 18

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Secondary – September 18

Lance Armstrong was born this date in 1971. Describe your opinion about whether a person can be an inspirational leader if the reason he or she achieved that position is because he or she took a shortcut to get there.

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Romance – September 18

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Romance – September 18

“There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.” –Greta Garbo, born this date in 1905. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tells what’s in her/his heart to someone who immediately proves unworthy of hearing...

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SciFi/Fantasy – September 17

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SciFi/Fantasy – September 17

Damien Nshogoza is born on this date in Don Sakers‘ 2017. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist confronts the person who stole the identity of your protag’s father.

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Primary – September 17

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Primary – September 17

On this date in 1787, the US Constitution was signed by a majority of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention. The Constitution is the highest law in the USA — the law on which all other laws are based. If you could write a law that every other laws would be based on, what would that law say?

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Mystery – September 17

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Mystery – September 17

“Both our opinions are rooted in our experience,” I said. “Both of them are true, it’s just that we’ve had different experiences.” –Robert B. Parker, born this date in 1932. Writing prompt: Describe the same inciting incident in the voices of your protagonist and your antagonist.

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Romance – September 17

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Romance – September 17

Mary Stewart was born this date in 1916. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist returns to a place no one wants her/him.

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