Secondary – April 19

On this date in 1989, pro-democracy demonstrations began in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. After seven weeks, the Chinese military ended the protest with violence that killed somewhere between a few...

Mystery – April 19

“Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn’t seem to want.” -Eliot Ness, born on this date in 1903. Writing...

Mystery – April 18

Richard Harding Davis, a writer who got his start as a reporter by infiltrating criminal gangs to write about them for his newspaper, was born on this date in 1864. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

Romance – April 18

Lucrezia Borgia, the illegitimate daughter of a future Pope, was born on this date in 1480. Her family personified Machiavellian corruption and committed bribery, theft, adultery, incest, and murder as well...

Literary – April 18

“I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.” -Clarence Darrow, born on this date in 1857. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

SciFi/Fantasy – April 18

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tells a close friend about the worst experience s/he ever had at a party.

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