Love Story Writing Prompts

Try one of these writing prompts to inspire the love story you never knew you could create!

1
Retell the history of a couple that has been married for over forty years. What are their most dramatic moments (good and bad)?
2
Write about two people who have a mutual longing for each other but are too afraid to act.

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3
A couple is entering therapy. Why are they there and do they come to a resolution?
4
Pick a period in history and explore what romance looked like in that time. For example: how would a gentleman caller court a bride in the 1920s?
5
Choose a city you’ve never been to, research it, and write about two people who decide to have their first date there.
6
A character decides they’re going to declare their love! Draft the epic speech they’re going to give to their intended partner.
7
Two people with opposing personalities are sitting next to each other on a long flight. What brings them together during the plane ride?
8
Write a story that is not about love at first sight, but love at first smell.
9
A speed dating event goes hilariously wrong. What derails the night?
10
Tell the story of someone who goes out on 10 Tinder dates in 1 week.
11
Your characters meet and fall in love but they don’t speak the same language. How do they show affection for each other?
12
Set your story in a fictional place where a computer algorithm determines your life partner. Decide whether it works or if it has unintended consequences.
13
A pair of teenagers are experiencing their first love. Tell their story.
14
Write a story about two people who cannot be together because they are in different social classes.
15
Write a romance where both characters have deadly secrets that they can't tell each other.
16
One person lives in Europe, the other in Africa. How does this long-distance romance work?
17
Describe a universe in which soul mates exist, but the only clue your characters have is their soul mates' first names.
18
They say opposites attract. Describe a relationship where the two people are exactly the same.
19
A pair of people go on a great first date, but then don’t see each other for 10 years. Do they still like each other? How have they changed?

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