Romance – August 18

“There are two types of people in the world: those who prefer to be sad among others, and those who prefer to be sad alone.” -Nicole Krauss, born this date in 1974. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Mystery – August 18

David F. Dodge was born on this date in 1910. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must persuade the authorities that s/he didn’t commit a crime that resembles in every detail your...

SciFi/Fantasy – August 18

“It is not sufficient that I succeed — all others must fail.” -Genghis Khan, who died on this date in 1227. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers victory is so unsatisfying...

Literary – August 18

“Complacency is a state of mind that exists only in retrospective: it has to be shattered before being ascertained.” -Vladimir Nabokov, whose Lolita was published on this date in 1958. Writing...

SciFi/Fantasy – August 17

“A battle cry,” Mr. Bennet said, “is a warrior’s calling card. Only it does not say, ‘Good afternoon. I have come for tea and crumpets.’ It says, ‘Death has come for...

Mystery – August 17

Steve Hockensmith was born on this date in 1968. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is dropped in the middle of an entirely different time, place, or genre.

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