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Literary – February 25

“I hope that after I die, people will say of me: ‘That guy sure owed me a lot of money.’ ” –Jack Handey, born this date in 1949. No, really. Writing prompt: Write ten statements your protagonist hopes people will say after s/he dies.

Literary – February 24

One of my favorite painters, Winslow Homer, was born on this date in 1836. Writing prompt: Describe his painting The Coming Storm in the voices of your protagonist and your...

Literary – February 23

Samuel Pepys, one of history’s most noted diarists, was born on this date in 1633. Writing prompt: Write your protagonist’s diary entry for her or his most important birthday.

Literary – February 22

“The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.” –Edna St. Vincent Millay, born on this date in 1892. Writing prompt: Write a scene proving familiarity breeds contempt.

Literary – February 21

“Getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire’s still going.” –David Foster Wallace, born on this date in 1962. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which everyone incorrectly believes that shutting off your protagonist’s fire alarm has extinguished the...

Literary – February 20

Ansel Adams was born on this date in 1902. Writing prompt: Describe this photo of his from the perspective of your protagonist but in your antagonist’s voice, and then from the perspective of your antagonist but in your protagonist’s...

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