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Romance – July 24

“It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves.” –Zelda Fitzgerald, born this date in 1900. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s suspicions about her/his partner are confirmed when a loose end betrays him/her.

Romance – July 23

Monica Lewinsky was born on this date in 1973. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which, during the process of causing some little bit of trouble, your protagonist creates a much greater deal of trouble for someone s/he cares about.

Romance – July 22

Edward Hopper was born on this date in 1882. His 1939 painting “New York Movie” exemplifies one of his most common themes: Writing prompt: Describe what’s happening in this image from the point of view of your protagonist, and then from the perspective of your protagonist’s fondest romantic...

Romance – July 21

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” –Ernest Hemingway, born this date in 1899. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist, who believes her/his most significant break has healed stronger than before, gets that place broken...

Romance – July 20

“I hope there’s a tinge of disgrace about me.” –Dame Diana Rigg, born this date in 1938. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist learns that her/his reputation is not as lily white as s/he thinks everyone thinks it is.

Romance – July 19

“Your body remembers, each time, every man, even if you try to forget.” –Jayne Anne Phillips, born this date in 1952. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s memory of a prior partner disrupts an intimate moment with your protag’s current partner.

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