Valentine’s Day is the day for lovers. As a writer, especially for someone single, writing about love through someone else’s eyes can prove to be a daunting task. For some, trying to write about Valentine’s Day gives them a temporary writer’s block, especially if it’s a topic they aren’t comfortable writing about or haven’t had to write about in the past.
With these Valentine’s Day writing prompts any writer should be unblocked and pen (or keyboard) moving freely.
Creative writers, make a list of all the ways you can show love to your family members. Once you have a list turn that into the foundation for a great love story.
Poets, write an acrostic poem using the words V.A.L.E.N.T.I.N.E.S D.A.Y.
Grab your dictionary and look up the word ‘love.’ Write an extended definition. Poets, write the extended definition in rhyming poetry style.
Novelists, remember a time when you felt deeply loved. Write about it. Make that the first chapter to your next book.
Historical novelists should research the history of Valentine’s Day and create their next historical novel around it. This is also especially useful for romance writers.
Write a short story around this sentence: In my spare time I love to….
Write a few pages on the meaning of love and the meaning of what love means to you. Explain the difference.
Poets, write a poem about what it means to put your heart into something. Then, write another poem about something you have put your heart into.
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