Top 10 Romantic Writing Prompts

Top 10 Romantic Writing Prompts

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This Tuesday’s post is supposed to be about 10 Books On My Fall TBR List, but I am not really the type to read plenty of books. I go more for the lengthier reads, which generally takes me longer to read them.

Since I don’t really have any books I’m planning on reading this fall, other than IT by Stephen King, I figured I would give you a different Top 10 List.

So without further adieu, here are 10 romantic writing prompts.


Write about a character who is up for a big promotion within their company. They’ve put everything on hold for it – including their love life. But when an outsider is hired instead, they lose it, focusing all their energy on bringing this newcomer down. They just didn’t think about the fact that they might end up liking them.

Write about how a package is mailed to your main character. It’s filled with what seems like hundreds of letters all to a single person. Memories and confessions of love are penned within those letters. Your main character feels drawn to the person on the other end and sets out to find them – and the letter’s true destination.

Write about how your character started going blind at the age of six. Fifteen years later, they meet someone who makes their life better in ways they couldn’t have imagined. Then they realize that they’ve actually met that person before.

A waft of something flowery washes over your main character as they jog down the street. They turn and follow the scent to someone dancing in the middle of the street to no music while reading a book.

Her brother’s friends are off limits. Her dad’s friends are off limits. She knows those rules. But when a new coworker of her dad’s enters the picture, she’ll have to find a way around her father’s rules.

Write a story about how many memories of love and loss come to your character’s mind when they’re invited to an all-adult summer camp. They decide to go for it and spend 6 weeks in paradise with complete strangers.

Write a romance story about how you don’t know unconditional love until you’ve ever felt it at your core. And once you do, you can never settle for anything less ever again.

Write about how two old bicycles are embedded in a tree – grown into it from years of being chained to it. Upon further inspection, your character finds a bottle in one of the baskets and in that bottle, a letter. They attempt to return the letter to its owner to find someone else entirely.

Write a story about how in order to marry in your character’s society, suitors have to fight a person’s entire family for their hand. On the same day your character challenges their love’s family of 8, someone else challenges theirs – a family of only 3.

Falling in love is never easy. It’s even more difficult, however, when you find out the person you’re head over heels for is a torturer. And worse…they enjoy it.

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Type it Out Tuesday: Creating Your Protagonist

One of the biggest struggles with creating a new story, is developing the characters, mainly the protagonists.

They are the central part of your story of course, so it is important to develop meaningful characters that you can base your story off of.

If you needed some help with creating your protagonist, or even an important side character, check out a few of these websites below.

They’ve got a lot of good ideas and tips to help you get the wheels rolling.

Hope they help!

8 Character Development Exercises

How to Create a Successful Protagonist

How to Build a Character

How to Create Authentic and Powerful Fictional Characters

Type it Out Tuesday: June 11

Type it Out Tuesday: June 11

With Summer just around the corner, I figured you might like a bit of Summer-themed writing prompts to get you in the warm weather spirit.

What is the best way to celebrate the end of summer?

Write a poem describing the last day of summer.

What are the key ingredients of a memorable summer?

How do you know when summer has arrived?

Write about summer using all five senses to describe the way you feel during the season.

Type it Out Tuesday: June 4

Type it Out Tuesday: June 4

Everyone needs a bit of creative inspiration now and then. There’s no shame in admitting it.

Maybe you want to write a romance book. Those are always popular. Boy meets girl, boy meets boy, girl meets alien life form she believed to be human. Love knows no bounds

Well I’ve got 5 solid romantic writing prompts for you, some a bit bizarre, some probably a bit cliche.

Hope you enjoy!

Write a story about a road trip between two old friends that turns into something more.

A duo of very inept wingmen.

You’re at a party when you spot a ex. Quick, you urgently have to pretend to be dating the nearest person, who happens to be very attractive.

In biblical times, men had many wives and most marriages were arranged. Use time travel to develop a story that depicts how love, romance, and marriage have changed throughout the centuries.

They say love is blind, and it makes people do strange things. Write about a character who is blinded by love or who does strange or dangerous things for the object of his or her desire.

Type It Out Tuesday: May 28

I found this picture today, and thought it would be a great writing prompt. It’s pretty funny if you ask me, and I think a lot of people would like it as well.

As always, I’d love to see what you guys make of this.

Type it out Tuesday: May 14

I found a really cool picture online the other day, and I thought it would be an awesome picture to use as a TIOT post.

I’d love to see what you guys can make of it. A few ideas come to mind myself. Long, short, funny, sad, or anything in between. There are no limits to what your imagination will bring.

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Type it Out Tuesday: April 16th

Type it Out Tuesday: April 16th

This week’s writing prompt is a little different than others I’ve posted before. Instead of giving you a few sentences to spark your creativity, I thought a picture could do wonders, so here it is. Based off of the below picture, write a story, or a part of a story.

As always, I’d love to read it so feel free to shoot me a comment or email.

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