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Romance – July 10

“Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories — and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.” -Alice Munro, born this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write the story of your protagonist’s first kiss as s/he tells it to her/his best friend, and then write the same story as your protag tells it to her/his mother.

Romance – July 9

“After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.” -Barbara Cartland, born on this date in 1901. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first realizes that age is happening to her/him, too.

Romance – July 8

“After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’ ” -Anna Quindlen, born this date in 1952. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a loved one makes your protagonist feel s/he is not enough.

Romance – July 7

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own…. Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.” -Robert Heinlein, born this date in 1907. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes s/he has mistaken her/his...

Romance – July 6

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.” -Frida Kahlo, born this date in 1907. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist prepares a message for a departing love.

Romance – July 5

On this date in 1946, Louis Réard introduced the bikini. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist has chosen an outfit for seduction but learns it  is actually a source of amusement.

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