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Romance – August 13

“For me, sitting still is harder than any kind of work.” -Annie Oakley, born this date in 1860. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist cannot express her/himself because s/he is expected to sit down and shut up.

Romance – August 12

East Germany began building the Berlin Wall on this date in 1961. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is separated from a romance by an utterly ludicrous and entirely political barrier.

Romance – August 11

And every time I look at you You’ll be who I want you to And I’ll do what I can do To make a dream or two come true If you’ll be my If you be my number two Joe Jackson, born this date in 1954 in Be My Number Two. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist imagines her/his ideal appeal to someone who is romantically uninterested in your...

Romance – August 10

Novelist, poet, and literary critic Dorothy B. Hughes was born on this date in 1904. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which  your protagonist talks about how to solve a particularly vexing problem with a close friend and comes to realize that it’s the friend who is causing the problem.

Romance – August 9

“It boxes you in, the way people perceive you.” -Sam Elliott, born this date in 1944. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is prevented from doing something s/he is capable of achieving because no one thinks your protag can do it.

Romance – August 8

“Nothing is as seductive as the assurance of success.” -Gertrude Himmelfarb, born this date in 1922. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes her/his assurance of success was more seductive than realistic.

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