Saturday, June 4, 2016

Paranormal Romance writing prompts

Paranormal Romance Writing Prompts

The challenge of writing paranormal romance in a market heavily saturated with many authors all clambering to be the next Stephane Myer or Laurell.K. Hamilton (I include myself in this) is the challenge of being a fresh voice.

Write a short paranormal romance story inspired by the above picture prompt

Finding a new way to present you vampires, werewolves or witches in a way that grabs your readers attention and holds it, is critical if we are looking for success in this wonderfully fun genre.

Bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon describes the genre below well...

"Define "Paranormal", eh? Well, the Webster's dictionary defines paranormal as "not scientifically explainable". In publishing, the term has come to mean anything "other" than normal (brides, babies, cowboys, dukes, rakes, pirates). For publishing purposes Paranormal is a blanket term that covers an entire range of not necessarily related types of stories. Futuristic and SF romance and all sorts of fantasy romance, -- time travel, angels, devils, fairies, vampires, reincarnation, psychics, etc -- are published under the label of paranormal. Me, I call it "The Weird Stuff" with pride, and get a great kick out of reading and writing"

This definition gives us writers a lot of options to play with, so look outside your comfort zone, try something a little different, if you normally write about vampires try writing a short romance story involving an alien. The options really are only limited by your own imagination.

The following writing prompts below are meant to be used as a kickstart to get you the writer started on something fresh. So if it's writing block or looking for something a little new to try, why not experiment with one or more of the following story starters, themes or picture prompts below.

Paranormal romance story starters

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words using one of the story starters below

 

1. He was sick of waiting....

2. There was almost something beautiful in the snowfall that was killing him slowly...

3. The cocking of the gun was the only warning she had...

4. A hundred years was a long time between dates...

5. Hands bound behind her back was a good hint that the night had ended badly...

6. "Kill her first"....

7. "I don't need a bodyguard"...

8. The sewer was the last place the humans would look...

9. Demons couldn't be trusted, even when asking for help...

10. The sound of booted feet approaching the locked cell door...

11. It was hard to poison a vampire but not impossible ...

12. Prix hated camping. She hated the bugs, the smoke and most of all she hated sleeping outside...

13. The house looked like it was about to fall down

14. The book kept landing on the floor with a heavy thud....

15. Watching the complex burn, she waited it wouldn't be long now ....

 

Paranormal Romance Theme Prompts

Choose one of the following themes and write a short paranormal romance story (or a poem of at least 200 words) inspired by the theme you have chosen

Write a short Paranormal Romance story inspired by the above picture prompt

1. Blind date

2. Housekeeping

3. Midnight dance

4. Broken mirror

5. Hidden familiar

6. Whispers

7. Promise me

8. Blood hunt

9. Homecoming

10. Tilted halo

11. Dark kiss

12. Moons rise

13. Buried secrets

14. Ultimatum

15. Spellbound

 

 

Paranormal Romance Picture Prompts For Short Stories

Choose one of the picture prompts below and write a short paranormal story of at least 750

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

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Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Write a short paranormal romance story of at least 750 words inspired by the picture above

 

 

Paranormal Romance Picture Prompts For Poems

 

Write a poem or song inspired by one of the picture prompts below

Write a poem or ballad inspired by the picture prompt above

 

 

Write a poem or ballad inspired by the picture prompt above

 

 

Write a poem or ballad inspired by the picture prompt above

 

 

Write a poem or ballad inspired by the picture prompt above

 

 

Write a poem or ballad inspired by the picture prompt above

 

 

Happy writing :)

 

 

 

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