A Snowy, Holiday Writing Prompt

Hello, Contemporary Romance Fans!

May the holiday season bring a lot of warmth, light, and good stories into your lives!

We’ll be back in 2018 with posts that’ll help you kick-start your writing in the new year.

But we’re not going to let you go without a writing prompt.


Things are going really well for your protagonist and her new guy, and she’s been having a great time snuggling on the couch, drinking hot chocolate, and daydreaming.

And then it snows, and everything is beautiful.

She’s looking forward to a huge holiday dinner and is hoping to share the news of her relationship.

But of course, as is the rule with good storytelling, the happiness can’t last long. Your protagonist has what she wants, and now you must take it away (until the end of your story, of course).

The snow causes damage (think traffic, blackout, minor injury).

Something goes wrong with your protagonist’s new relationship (like a discovered secret, an argument, conflicting priorities).

Which means she has to show up at this big dinner, with difficult people, feeling defeated.

How does the dinner go?

Some inspiration:

Good luck!

Feel free to post your scene in the comments.

Happy writing. Happy Holidays! 🙂

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