So sorry this is late. I thought I’d scheduled it for yesterday morning, and it was still in draft. I still wanted to do a Valentine’s Day prompt. The body language of the couple in this photo can inspire several different scenes. Do you think the couple is having a romantic moment? Or are they… Continue Reading →
What’s the Friendship?
I’m taking a somewhat different approach for this week’s prompt and this month’s theme of love and romance. Many of fiction’s best friendships are between non-human characters. Charlotte and Wilbur, Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, Frog and Toad are just a few I could name. So what’s the friendship and love between these two stuffed… Continue Reading →
Poetry Prompt for Valentine’s Day
To go along with this month’s theme of love and romance, I have a poetry prompt for Valetine’s Day. You can share in the comments any kind of poem about Valentine’s Day you are inspired to write–haiku, limerick, acrostic, sonnet, any kind. To read my Valentine’s Day haiku from last year, click here. Below is… Continue Reading →
7 Key Elements of Romance Novels
Since my theme this year is “The Journey of Book”, we will be making stops throughout the year to study different genres. You can’t write for a genre without understanding its elements and reader’s expectations for it. So I am reposting Penny Zeller’s guest blog about the 7 key elements of romance novels. It’s a… Continue Reading →
What’s the Ending?
Lots of movies and books, especially romances, end with weddings. It seems the perfect way give a story a “happily ever after” ending. But my prompt today is: what’s the ending this picture inspires if you write it from the point of view of someone other than the bride and groom? How could it be… Continue Reading →