Mystery – July 9

“Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind.” -Dean Koontz, born this date in 1945. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist, amid a...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 9

“More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way.” -Glen Cook, born this date in 1944. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist commits an evil deed for what s/he believes...

Literary – July 8

18-year-old Ernest Hemingway was wounded on this date in 1918 by an Austrian mortar while serving in Italy during World War I. Writing prompt: Write the scene from earlier in your protagonist’s life...

Romance – July 8

“After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought,...

Mystery – July 8

“Like art, love, and pornography, noir is hard to define, but you know it when you see it. For the purposes of the book and my longtime working understanding and definition of it, noir stories are bleak,...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 8

On this date in 1947, the Roswell Daily Record reported that a UFO had crashed near Roswell Army Air Field, New Mexico on July 2. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries to convince...

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