Literary – November 24

“That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.” -Arundhati Roy, born this date in 1961. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist unknowingly says something...

Romance – November 24

“Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as not to be understood.” -Laurence Sterne, born this date in 1713. Writing prompt: Write two brief...

Mystery – November 24

DB Cooper hijacked a Northwest Airlines flight from Portland, Oregon, to Seattle on this date in 1971, parachuting out of the plane with a $200,000 ransom (worth about a million dollars today) and...

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.

Secondary – November 24

Life debuted as a weekly news magazine on this date in 1936. It cost a dime. Explain whether you think life was better when everyone got their news from the same few publications and broadcasts, or it’s...

Primary – November 24

“Frequently the more trifling the subject, the more animated and protracted the discussion.” -Franklin Pierce, the 14th president of the United States, who was born on this date in 1804. Explain...

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