Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

And in More Romance News . . .

There is a competition put on by PenguinTeen to tweet a romance. That means your story has to be 140 characters or less. If you win, you get a bunch of romance novels. This is a great exercise at packing a punch in a few words. Use the hashtag #TwitterLoveStory. I tried a couple today with my real life love. I’m going to try a few more tomorrow with fake fiction love. 

I am not a tweeter by nature but it’s kind of fun. Try it for romance practice! 

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A Romance Novel Joke

An elderly couple had just learned how to send text messages on their cellphones. The wife was a romantic type, and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy.

One afternoon the wife went out to meet a friend for coffee. She decided to send her husband a romantic text message, so she wrote: “If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you.”

The husband texted back to her: “I’m using the bathroom. Please advise.”


sent to me by Debbie Nance.



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And So it Goes On

So in my email this morning were two ads for Cupid.

However, I misread. I thought it said Stupid. “Stupid can save you 75% on diamonds.”

Hmmm. What does that say about me and Cupid?

Just bring me yummy ripe chocolate covered strawberries. Is that too much to ask, Cupid?

Anyway, stupid could be something in your romance, right?


Are you still writing notes for your Romance Novel?

At the end of this experience you won’t have a full novel, but you will have about 20 scenes done–or character descriptions or etc.

And that is cool.

You can take the month of March and Write your Romance.


Today’s prompt: Remember that fellow you met before the weekend started? That cute, cute boy?

Write the scene where your main character meets him. Give yourself 30 minutes.

Now write another scene. This one has to have some angst, some sexy, some thinking about kissing, and it has to be a life changer. After this scene your character cannot be the same–even if the change is subtle.

Have fun!

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