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

Romance – December 24

Michael Curtiz, director of Casablanca, was born on this date in 1886.

He directed more than 100 films — sometimes as many as four a year — and was famously energetic: he believed “lunch bums” had no energy for work in the afternoons.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s unconventional belief about something as routine as lunch surprises some other characters.

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