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Romance – March 6

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” -Elizabeth Barrett Browning, born this date in 1806. Writing prompt: List 13 reasons your protagonist believes s/he deserves to be loved.

Romance – March 5

On this date in 1946, Winston Churchill gave his “Iron Curtain” speech in Fulton, Missouri, defining the boundaries of what came to be known as The Cold War. Writing prompt: Write a letter to your protagonist from a paramour from whom your protag is separated by an invisible but insurmountable barrier.

Romance – March 4

“Some stories don’t need telling.” -Khaled Hosseini, born this date in 1965, in The Kite Runner. Writing prompt: From your protagonist’s point of view, tell a story s/he believes never should be told.

Romance – March 3

The original blonde bombshell, Jean Harlow, was born on this date in 1911. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist applies that adage “If you can’t get what you want by being smart, get it by being stupid,” but fails to get what s/he wants.

Romance – March 2

“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” -John Irving, born on this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Describe from the point of view of a close friend a habit your protagonist takes for granted and the friend considers fanatical.

Romance – March 1

“Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.” -William Dean Howells, born on this date in 1837. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a house guest your protagonist was looking forward to hosting for a week wears out his/her welcome in the first hour.

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