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

Romance – October 3

“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.” -Thomas...

Literary – October 3

“There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.” -Gore Vidal, born this date in 1925. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a frenemy of your protagonist achieves...

Big Questions – October 3

What’s the worst first date you’ve ever been on? Journaling prompt: Spend 15-20 minutes writing your answer in the spirit of exploring yourself and the world around you. If you can answer with a...

Journaling + Fiction – October...

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”Mark Twain Journal prompt: Spend at least 20 minutes writing about a kindness you’ve experienced that crosses all barriers....

Mystery – October 3

“The cheaper the crook, the gaudier the patter.” -Sam Spade, as portrayed by Humphrey Bogart, in The Maltese Falcon, which premiered on this date in 1941. Writing prompt: Write a scene of nothing...

SciFi/Fantasy – October 3

“What is it that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse?” -Thomas Wolfe, born this date in...

Secondary – October 3

“Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.” -Gore Vidal, born this date in 1925. Write about a time you envied a friend’s success so much that it caused you to make some...

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