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Romance – February 28

“The thing about love is that we come alive in bodies not our own.” -Colum McCann, born this date in 1965, in Let the Great World Spin. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which someone’s love for your protagonist comes alive in her/his body.

Romance – February 27

“A woman’s best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.” -Lawrence Durrell, born on this date in 1912. Writing prompt: Write a love letter from your protagonist to a person s/he is betraying.

Romance – February 26

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” -Victor Hugo, born on this date in 1802. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first experienced this feeling.

Romance – February 25

Pierre-Auguste Renoir was born on this date in 1841. Writing prompt: Describe from your protagonist’s point of view what’s happening in his painting titled La Promenade.

Romance – February 24

“He wanted to think of words that would make some difference but there were none in any language he knew that were sufficient to the moment or that would change a single thing.” -Kent Haruf, born this date in 1954. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which words fail your protagonist.

Romance – February 23

“Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.” -Samuel Pepys, born on this date in 1633. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a meal intended to be a reconciliation turns into a new source of conflict.

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