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SciFi/Fantasy – November 26

“History is, after all, based on people’s recollections, which change with time.” -Frederik Pohl, born this date in 1919. Writing prompt: Imagine a scene in which your protagonist triumphs over your antagonist, and then write that scene from the perspective of your antagonist.

SciFi/Fantasy – November 25

“I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated.” -Poul Anderson, born this date in 1926. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s simple analysis of, and response to, a problem ends up making the problem worse.

SciFi/Fantasy – November 24

The Terran Empire will be declared on this date in Don Sakers’ 2153. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist learns something unexpectedly valuable from another species.

SciFi/Fantasy – November 23

On this date in 1963, BBC broadcast the first episode of Doctor Who. The first Doctor, in the series “The Space Museum,” commented that “The least important things, sometimes, my dear boy, lead to the greatest discoveries.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers an unimportant item that will make the difference between success and failure in the...

SciFi/Fantasy – November 22

“You get trapped by stories.” -Terry Gilliam, born this date in 1940. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is trapped in a dangerous situation by nothing more than a story.

SciFi/Fantasy – November 21

The first film version of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein premiered on this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s life is threatened with destruction by something s/he created.

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