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Romance – December 5

“She believed in the principle of enoughness.” -Calvin Trillin, born this date in 1935. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist gives up getting what s/he really wants because a friend convinces her/him that what s/he has is enough.

Romance – December 4

“There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.” -Rainer Maria Rilke, born this date in 1875. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers a close friend has at least two more faces than your protag expected.

Romance – December 3

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” -Joseph Conrad, born this date in 1857. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a simple task is made difficult for your protagonist by the participation of a member of another gender.

Romance – December 2

“Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague.” -Ann Patchett, born this date in 1963. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a character realizes what s/he thought was a strategy was really nothing more than hope.

Romance – December 1

“I do not pick the wrong guys. They pick me.” -Candace Bushnell, born this date in 1958. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist realizes why inappropriate suitors constantly pick her/him.

Romance – November 30

Nobel laureate Sir Winston Spencer Churchill was born on this date in 1874. About World War II, he said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Writing prompt: Write a scene that that makes your protagonist realize s/he’s at the end of the beginning of the relationship with her/his partner.

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