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Romance – April 23

“Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.” Today is the accepted birthday of William Shakespeare in 1564. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s affection becomes the source of a burning affliction.

Romance – April 22

Henry Fielding was born on this date in 1707. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a trusted friend of your protagonist tries to persuade your protag that a potential romantic interest is unsuitable because of socioeconomic class differences between them.

Romance – April 21

“I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.” -Charlotte Bronte, born this date in 1816. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s boredom drives her/him to do something both unexected and foolish.

Romance – April 20

“In LA, you think you’re making something up, but it’s making you up.” -Steve Erickson, born this date in 1950. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s reality is inverted.

Romance – April 19

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tells a close friend about the time s/he got in the most trouble as a child.

Romance – April 18

Lucrezia Borgia, the illegitimate daughter of a future Pope, was born on this date in 1480. Her family personified Machiavellian corruption and committed bribery, theft, adultery, incest, and murder as well as strategic marriage — to which Lucrezia was thrice committed. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is threatened with being forced to marry a person for political or financial...

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