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Romance – November 18

Louis Daguerre, widely considered the inventor of what we now consider photography, was born on this date in 1789. Writing prompt: Describe your protagonist’s most valued photo (or image) in your antagonist’s voice, and your antagonist’s most valued photo in your protag’s voice.

Romance – November 17

“How can we be happy behind the backs of people who trust us?” -Ellen Olenska in the 1993 film version of The Age of Innocence, directed by Martin Scorsese, born this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers s/he can be happy only behind the back of someone who trusts her/him.

Romance – November 16

W.C. Handy, the “father of the blues,” was born on this date in 1873. He described his relationship to his trumpet beginning this way: “Setting my mind on a musical instrument was like falling in love.” He concluded by describing the feeling. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist and antagonist describe what it’s like to fall in love.

Romance – November 15

“I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.” -Georgia O’Keeffe, born this date in 1887. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist rejects the genuine interest of a friend because of gender differences.

Romance – November 14

“You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.” -Constance Frances Marie Ockelman, better known as Veronica Lake, born on this date in 1919. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes s/he is valued for something unrelated to what s/he wants to be valued for.

Romance – November 13

“I tried to picture him in love with somebody, but it didn’t work.” -Dick Powell, born on this date in 1904, playing Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe in the film Murder, My Sweet. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist decides her/his partner will never be able to love anyone.

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