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Romance – September 15

“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” -Agatha Christie, born this date in 1890. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which an innocuous comment by your protagonist’s partner causes your protag to imagine the dire consequences of growing old alone.

Romance – September 14

“It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way.” -Kate Millett, born this date in 1934. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is treated in a way that makes her/him utter this sentiment.

Romance – September 13

“When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can’t live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed.” -Judith “Miss Manners” Martin, born on this date in 1938. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which etiquette prevents your protagonist from achieving a critical goal.

Romance – September 12

HL Mencken, born this date in 1880, once said, “Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist realizes her/his romantic partner considers your protag just another in a long line of “what did you expect was going to happen?” partners.

Romance – September 11

“My great religion is a belief in the blood, the flesh, as being wiser than the intellect. We can go wrong in our minds. But what our blood feels and believes and says, is always true. The intellect is only a bit and a bridle. What do I care about knowledge. All I want is to answer to my blood, direct, without fribbling intervention of mind, or moral, or what-not.” -DH Lawrence, born this date in 1885....

Romance – September 10

Mary Oliver was born on this date in 1935. She intentionally took jobs she found boring so work would never distract from her passion to write poetry. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must make an explicit decision to abandon something that’s desirable to have every day so s/he might achieve an unlikely eventuality.

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