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Romance – May 7

Robert Browning was born on this date in 1812. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a person professes undying love to your protagonist despite knowing that your protag will outshine her/his suitor in the suitor’s chosen profession.

Romance – May 6

Gaston Leroux was born on this date in 1868. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is criticized for caring about someone everyone else considers unlovable.

Romance – May 5

Crusading journalist Nellie Bly was born on this date in 1864. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist pretends to be someone else to discover an important truth.

Romance – May 4

Audrey Hepburn was born on this date in 1929. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which an unexpected person falls in love with your protagonist in spite of — rather than because of — what your protag is.

Romance – May 3

“I’ve often wondered how people raised in our great cities ever develop any knowledge of humankind. People who grow up in small towns get to know each other so much more closely than they do in cities.” -William Inge, born this date in 1913. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which proximity to neighbors causes your protagonist to believe s/he is known far more closely than your protag...

Romance – May 2

Anne Boleyn was arrested and imprisoned for treason, incest, and adultery on this day in 1536. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes s/he is going to get dumped for exactly the qualities and characteristics that initially attracted the dumper to your protag.

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