All my life, I’ve read and written romance, but so much of the genre isn’t what you’d call “clean.” So, here are some fun romance writing prompts for folks looking for non-erotica romance novels and short stories.
- A love triangle between a travel writer, her editor, and the doctor who’s responsible to clear her for travel.
- Two animal control agents who work in different counties. They meet over a call about an alligator in a community pond in an Illinois neighborhood.
- The love story of an immigrant tea farmer and a local magistrate who opposes immigrants’ rights.
- A young married couple face a giant challenge they never would have expected when they wed two years earlier: their home was burned down by a business rival and former romantic partner of the wife. How do they make it through the challenge and remain committed to each other?
Note: This article is adapted from the author’s personal blog at ritajpike.com.
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- Science Fiction Writing Prompt
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- Your Writing Playlist as a Writing Prompt
- Legacies or Something Close
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.