Unsubscribe at any time. - Michele, "Thank you for all the material in this course. I plan to take another of your e-mail class, either the 8-week descriptive or the new poetry class." Not a romance writer? Terms - Privacy - Returns & Cancellations - Affiliate Disclosure. Or, at least have a little love triangle going on. In February we don’t just share the love, we share the germs. ( Log Out /  Story Generator Romance Edition. Even if your main plot is as far away from romance as one could ever imagine, you may want to include a romantic subplot. ( Log Out /  When one character thinks the other is lying—and plays along in order to reveal their deception—it can make for a fantastic comedy of errors. Writing romance isn’t for everyone, but it is a good skill to have. In February we don’t just share the love, we share the germs. Start a war or revolution. I would recommend the course to anyone." Character X's family is forcing them together (maybe it's a condition for receiving an inheritance). One of the characters works for the other (e.g., she's hired as a governess for his young daughter, he's hired as her bodyguard or to write her biography). - Jacqueline Tasik, "I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the lessons and feel they were very helpful in introducing new ideas and perspectives to my writing. Try following the combination criteria I laid out, or feel free to ignore me and pick whichever words you like. Plots suitable form books or films Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I had not done that before taking your writing class. So here’s this month’s Romance Edition of my non-patented, but very clever – I may be biased – Story Generators. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Kat’s budding romance is nearly destroyed because she overhears her beau lie about their relationship. PS: If you enjoyed this post, you might appreciate last year’s Valentine’s Day post. Create a website or blog at WordPress.com. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. No-spam guarantee. - Robin Gott, "I'm learning so much. If you're looking for plot inspiration try our writing prompt generator. Tweet. Where can a “tragic” “confession” in the “snow” or “secret” “dreams” over “coffee” take you? One of the characters misunderstands the kind of person the other character is and initially dislikes him/her. - Bill Lane, "I am loving the course and the peer interaction on the blog is fantastic!!!" Character X is a thief and Character Y has a treasure, or Character X is a spy and Character Y has key information. - Bill Lane, "I'm enjoying the weekly email course, Essentials of Poetry Writing. Thank you for offering a basic, no nonsense basic poetry course at a reasonable price." Character X's family doesn't approve of Character Y. Character X suspects that Character Y is hiding something. Twist them, Warp them, Reverse them. I rarely add romance into any of my stories, but it might be fun to see what these prompts inspire. Other generators you may like: Envisioner Quick Story Ideas Quick Story Themes 'Punk' Genre Generator Romance Stories Stories Super Professions Symbolitron What-if-inator Writing Challenges Writing Prompt Generator. One of the characters has been hurt in a previous relationship and has sworn off love or marriage. Character X is moving to another country, going to jail, going to fight in a war, going to marry someone else to please his/her family, or for some other reason is soon going to be unavailable. More Romance Story Ideas For more tips, join our free email group. Ten Tips for Pain-Free Writing, Ten Questions to Ask When Beginning a Book, Crafting Believable Villains: 52 Questions to Ask. One of the characters has a personality flaw or has done something which the other character considers a deal-breaker. One of the characters is in a relationship with someone else. All content copyright by the authors unless otherwise attributed. Your Options: Amount To Generate: Twists. Photo: HarshLight, Flickr Creative Commons, Happy Valentine’s Day! They're both hunting for the same killer or stolen treasure or working on the same scientific or historical investigation. The lie that isn’t. Thanks again!" 5. Here are six romance story ideas that you can also turn into romantic suspense or thrillers. Today’s (2/28/20) tagline, “Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum” keeps showing up in quote compilations, Lists of “Top ten tips” from famous writers can get tiresome, Some notes on diction problems that raise my eyebrows, Today’s (6/24/20) blog tagline is from Dashiell Hammett, To Hell and Back on a Bike: BFoD Trip 2, Sept. 21, 2019, Bike Free or Die (BFoD) First Trip 8/10/19. Remember that switching the genders of the characters can be a good way to avoid stereotypes and make your love story more interesting. Select from a variety of genres including romance, mystery or teen vampire. - Kitty Safken, “Essentials of Fiction proved that I could indeed write and I wrote every day, much to my boyfriend's dismay (waa sniff).” You can transpose these love storylines into any genre you like. I have learnt so much." "As usual - I already love the course on Irresistible Fiction, rewriting a lot and improving greatly even after the first lesson. - Nuria Alberti, "Thank you for a course that builds writing skills with direction to excellence. They're coworkers or classmates, maybe working on a project together. On inspiration, dry spells, and inevitable leftovers. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! February is almost over and I haven’t managed to get this up yet due to the stuffy-nose-sore-throat combo that laid me low last week. Character X has an idea in mind of his/her ideal partner, and Character Y doesn't fit it. Thanks so much for the great courses." People crave love. Don’t let that stop you. Character X is a detective investigating Character Y. - Jenny Jacks, "Thanks very much for this course. To develop great romantic heroes and heroines, join our 8-week course Bringing Characters to Life. or: Ten Lies to Twist a Love Story, Hurting Hands, Neck, or Shoulders? I am sure I will go back frequently to review them for reference during many of my future writing projects. I'd like to receive the free email course. - Kayode, "Thank you so much for putting together this writing course. I am a Contemporary Romance Writer for Curvy women and the men who love them. - Jill Gardner "I am loving the course and the peer interaction on the blog is fantastic!!!" Character X has an accident or is in danger and Character Y has no choice but to take care of him/her. Character X suspects that Character Y is planning or has committed a crime -- the more Character X finds out, the more dangerous the situation becomes. So, finally here 5 excellent — or well-meaning — romance story idea generators for your perusal 1. Plot Twist Ideas to Shock Your Reader. ( Log Out /  - Barrie Creamer, © 2009-2020 William Victor, S.L., All Rights Reserved.Terms - Privacy - Returns & Cancellations - Affiliate Disclosure. I like this one because it could work for just about any genre: dystopian, historical, fantasy, science fiction, adventure … the list goes on.