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Literary – April 24

“The poem is a little myth of man’s capacity of making life meaningful.” –Robert Penn Warren, the only person to win Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry, born on this date in 1905. Writing prompt: From your protagonist’s point of view, write a poem abount what makes your protag’s life most...

Literary – April 23

“He that loves to be flattered is worthy o’ the flatterer.” Today is the accepted birthday of William Shakespeare in 1564. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which flattery persuades your protagonist to make a decision that s/he would not have otherwise made, and for good reason.

Literary – April 22

“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” –Vladimir Nabokov, born on this date in 1899. Writing prompt: Describe your protagonist’s thought process during a time when s/he fallaciously reasoned from a small detail to a great – and mistaken –...

Literary – April 21

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -Naturalist, author, and Sierra Club co-founder John Muir, born on this date in 1838. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s encounter with nature delivers an unexpected and unpleasant...

Literary – April 20

Joan MirĂ³ was born on this date in 1893. Writing prompt: Describe from your protagonist’s point of view this famous Miro...

Literary – April 19

On this date in 1987, the first Simpsons cartoon appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist confronts an all-id oaf.

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