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Journaling + Fiction – May 20

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Journaling + Fiction – May 20

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”Christopher Reeve Journal prompt: Spend at least 20 minutes writing about that for which you most enthusiastically hope. Fiction writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist chooses hope when it appears all hope is lost.

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Romance – May 20

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Romance – May 20

On this date in 1845, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett met in person for the first time. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist imagines describing to a future child meeting her/his soul mate and true companion for the first time.

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Mystery – May 20

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Mystery – May 20

Jimmy Stewart was born on this date in 1908. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries but fails to convince someone in authority that s/he witnessed a crime.

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SciFi/Fantasy – May 20

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SciFi/Fantasy – May 20

Richard Bryant is cremated on this date in Robert Silverberg’s 2033. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist introduces a fabulous invention that proves so unwanted that everyone else wants it destroyed.

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Secondary – May 20

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Secondary – May 20

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his action but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” -John Stuart Mill, born this date in 1806. Using examples from your own life, argue Mill is right or wrong.

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Primary – May 20

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Primary – May 20

William Thornton, architect of the US Capitol, was born on this date in 1759. Tell a story about a time your mood changed because of the building you were in.

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Literary – May 19

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Literary – May 19

On this date in 1897, Oscar Wilde was released after two years of hard labor in prison, his sentence for having sex with the wrong kind of person. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s friends ostracize her from a dinner conversation because they think s/he’s with the wrong kind of person.

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Big Questions – May 19

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Big Questions – May 19

What’s the worst gift you ever received? Journaling prompt: Spend 15-20 minutes writing your answer in the spirit of exploring yourself and the world around you. If you can answer with a simple “yes” or “no,” explain the sources or implications of your response. Fiction writing prompt: Write a scene that forces a character in your story to answer the question, or spend 15-20 minutes answering the question in the voice of a character you want to know more about. Photo from Unsplash, the internet’s source of freely usable...

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Journaling + Fiction – May 19

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Journaling + Fiction – May 19

“He who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more than a king.”John Milton Journal prompt: Spend at least 20 minutes writing about something you should or need to do but are afraid to tackle. Fiction writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails at an important task because s/he is overcome by desire for a distraction.

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Romance – May 19

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Romance – May 19

“Could you really love someone who was capable of falling in love with someone else?” -Jodi Picoult, born this date in 1966. Writing prompt: Answer in your protagonist’s voice, and then answer in your antagonist’s voice.

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