Mystery – October 19

“You just don’t know writers. They’ll use anything, anybody. They’ll eat their own young.” -Philip Marlow in The Singing Detective as portrayed by Michael Gambon, born on this...

Romance – October 19

“It was a painful thought, but the truth often is.” -Tracy Chevalier, born this date in 1962. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist refuses to acknowledge a truth that a slight...

Romance – October 18

“Too many of us are hung up on what we don’t have, can’t have, or won’t ever have.” -Terry McMillan, born this date in 1951. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Mystery – October 18

Lee Harvey Oswald was born on this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers that someone who everyone thought capable of nothing except screwing up has actually pulled...

SciFi/Fantasy – October 18

“Only debt is forever.” -Charlie Stross, born this date in 1964. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist incurs a debt s/he will never be able to repay.

Secondary – October 18

On this date in 1767, astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon completed a five-year process of plotting the line named for them that forms parts of the borders of Delaware, Maryland,...

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