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Mystery – February 25

Anthony Burgess was born on this date in 1917. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must confront the fallout of an utterly senseless, pointless act of violence.

Mystery – February 24

The body of Laura Palmer was discovered in Twin Peaks on this date in 1989. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist solves one mystery that reveals a bigger one.

Mystery – February 23

Best-selling novelist John Sanford — who is also Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Roswell Camp — was born on this date in 1944. He compares the two disciplines: “When I was reporting crime … I never had the sense of clockwork conspiracies, or some kind of imposing order of evil. What I sensed was things just sort of falling apart. That’s my sense of how crime works, that...

Mystery – February 22

“If someone really interests you, you’ll learn about them yourself.” –Richard North Patterson, born this date in 1947, in his Edgar-award winning debut novel. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist sets out to learn about someone who really interests him/her after their first...

Mystery – February 21

“He dreams about being wanted and desired. So he changes people into beings who want and desire him.” –William Petersen, performing as Will Graham in Manhunter (Hannibal Lecter‘s first film), who was born on this date in 1953. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is laughed at for explaining a transgressive person’s true...

Mystery – February 20

“One is what one has the nerve to pretend to be.” –Alan Furst, born this date in 1941. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s nerve to pretend to be someone else fails half-way through the bluff.

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