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Literary – October 19

“Betrayal can only happen if you love.” -David John Moore Cornwell, better known as John le CarrĂ©, born this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist learns s/he has been betrayed.

Literary – October 18

“I made this list of stuff that it’s time for me to try to do.” –Rick Moody, born this date in 1961. Writing prompt: Write your protagonist’s five most important life goals at each of these moments in her/his life: On your protag’s 9th birthday. When your protag graduates from high school. On your protag’s 30th birthday. On your protag’s 65th...

Literary – October 17

“The number one rule of thieves is that nothing is too small to steal.” –Jimmy Breslin, born this date in 1930. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s faith in someone s/he thought reformed is shattered over something others would consider insignificant.

Literary – October 16

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” –Oscar Wilde, born this date in 1854. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tells the truth because s/he mistakenly thinks no one will find out who told it.

Literary – October 15

“It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.” –PG Wodehouse, born this date in 1881. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s apology goes disastrously wrong.

Literary – October 14

“Be of love a little more careful than of anything.” –e.e. cummings, born this date in 1894. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first learned this lesson.

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