To kick off the weekend, we’ve got a writing prompt.
This week, your protagonist slips up and unexpectedly reveals some true feelings.
Yes, it sounds like a cliche, but we dare you to put your own spin on this tried and true trope.
Don’t be shy. Dive in and give this a shot.
It’ll get you warmed up for a weekend of writing, and prompts are a great exercise in learning about your voice.
It’s also, um, kind of
stolen borrowed from this episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Your hero does something stupid and upsets your heroine.
While your heroine is ranting and hurling insults, she lets out an unexpected “I love you.”
He’s told her he loves her, but she’s never said it back.
Your task: What happens next? Does the mood become awkward or romantic? Do they keep arguing or jump into each other’s arms? Is your heroine embarassed? How does your hero act?
Feel free to reverse the roles of the hero and heroine.
Leave your scene in the comments! Stuck? This should help. (Or at least keep you entertained.)
If you’ve got a favorite The Big Bang Theory moment (or Friends moment, Seinfeld moment, or moment from any TV show moment you love) that would make a good writing prompt, let me know!