Full disclosure: I don’t read romance. So it may seem strange for me to offer advice on writing stories about Valentine’s Day. But if you think of Valentine’s Day as a holiday that honors all kinds of loving relationships, then the day offers much more inspiration for stories. I discovered this when I wrote my… Continue Reading →
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 →
Although Christmas is over, I have one more prompt for the holiday. Romance is the one genre I find the most difficult to get interested in. So if you are inspired by this photo to write a scene for a Christmas romance, especially if you are a seasoned Hallmark Christmas movie fan, please share below…. Continue Reading →
Over at Inspired Prompt, this post on romance, “Myths and Merits of the Romance Genre”, is a great introduction. For how-to advice on writing romance, check out the posts under “Romancing Your Story”. These cover everything from conflict to creating the hero and heroine. If you write romance, what resources have you found helpful?