Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Sometimes it’s not easy to come up with loving topics; especially if you don’t have a valentine to share the day. Many fans across the genres enjoy a good happy ending. If you are having a bit of writer's block and in need of some holiday writing prompts here are a few sure to help get your creative juices flowing.
Start your first paragraph by completing this sentence: “I know _ loves me because…”
Write a story about the best Valentine’s Day you’ve ever had. For creative writers try replacing your personal story by making yourself into a new character.
Write a poem about the first time you felt unconditional love. Be descriptive.
Write an acrostic L.O.V.E. or V.A.L.E.N.T.I.N.E. poem.
Use your children. Give your child a box of crayons and some paper. Ask them to write a letter to a loved one of their choice. Use their letter as the source of inspiration for your new novel. Include the letter as a flashback to when your character was younger. Write that paragraph.
How do you honestly feel about Valentine’s Day? Is it a day you look forward to or dread? Do you think it has become a “Hallmark Holiday” or is there something still magical and special about it?
Write a historical piece as to why we give candy for Valentine’s Day.
Your husband and wife characters constantly fight. The children were taken to their grandparents on Valentine’s weekend with the hopes of being able to get their relationship back into place.
The snow is coming down awfully hard, but something is drawing you to the mailbox. What if? You keep saying to yourself. What if something is out there that needs my immediate attention? You go to the hallway closet and grab your winter coat and boots. Stepping out the front door you are greeted by the painful chill of the winter air. You walk down the long driveway and across the street to gather the mail. You open the box and grab what’s inside and head back to the house. You start to sort the mail when an unfamiliar script catches your attention on a purple envelope. You carefully open the letter to find a love note. Your secret admirer will reveal their identity on Valentine’s Day. Write the rest of the story.
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