Daily, genre-inspired writing prompts for authors, teachers, and journaling

Mystery – December 3

“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.” -Joseph Conrad, born this date in 1857. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a...

SciFi/Fantasy – December 3

On this date in 1967, Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first successful heart transplant. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must use an antiquated technology or process to accomplish...

Secondary – December 3

“Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.” -Joseph Conrad, born this date in 1857. Think of the worst thing you’ve ever done, and then describe it in words that make it seem...

Primary – December 3

On this date in 1833, Oberlin College opened in Ohio with a class that included both men and women, making it the USA’s first co-educational college. Describe how you think your classroom would be...

Literary – December 2

“Humor is what happens when we’re told the truth quicker and more directly than we’re used to.” -George Saunders, born this date in 1958. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist...

Journaling + Fiction – Decembe...

“If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”Roy T. Bennett Journal prompt: Spend at least 20 minutes writing about something you don’t...

Romance – December 2

“Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague.” -Ann Patchett, born this date in 1963. Writing prompt:...

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