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Literary – July 22

“To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.” -Tom Robbins, born this date in 1936. Writing prompt: Write a scene during which your protagonist refuses to think the unthinkable despite the obvious importance of doing so.

Literary – July 21

“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” -Ernest Hemingway, born this date in 1899. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s naivete draws her/him into a devastating plot against someone your protag would never want to hurt.

Literary – July 20

“True quests aren’t measured in time or distance anyway, so much as in hope.” -Jess Walter, born this date in 1965. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist mistakes her/his commitment of time or distance with an investment that will pay off.

Literary – July 19

The Rosetta Stone was discovered on this date in 1799. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must cooperate with someone who speaks no common language to locate a specific book in an unfamiliar location.

Literary – July 18

“Make the horizon your goal; it will always be ahead of you.” -William Makepeace Thackeray, born this date in 1811. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes that achieving her/his ultimate goal proves it wasn’t her/his ultimate goal.

Literary – July 17

David Hasselhoff was born on this date in 1952. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is required to seek a favor from someone who is famous for all the wrong reasons.

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