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

Romance – June 3

” ‘Do I perceive a softening in your heart for me, damoiselle?’ He laughed at her scowl. ‘Beware maid. I will tell you true. After you will come another and then another. There are no strings that can tether me to any woman. So guard your heart.’ ”

Kathleen Woodiwiss, the originator of the historical romance genre, born on this date in 1939, in her novel The Wolf and the Dove.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s heart softens toward someone who doesn’t care.

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