More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Week 2, Day 20 #writingprompt


But then, suddenly, his wings fell off.

RULES (for everyone)

  • Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD.
  • No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your eyes only.
  • Write to a natural ending. Stop. No, you can’t write more. The repeat comes the next day.

RULES (for More Than A Guilty Pleasure Class)

  • This is process, not product. You are getting to know your characters… but you’re still writing for your eyes only.
  • Each day, you’re writing a SCENE. Scenes have a beginning, middle, and end, and a PURPOSE.
  • Write badly. Floridly. Fearlessly. Break all the rules. 😉 Including all and any I’ve given you in class.

SLIDE DECK + READING LIST from Week 2 (FULL, Password Protected–Password Given in Class)

Want a refresher? SLIDE DECK + READING LIST FROM WEEK 1 (FULL–Same password)



The writing prompts are part of a course that I’m teaching at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society through to November 19:

More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story

Registration is long closed, but you can follow the writing prompts and weekly summaries along.

Your next chance to catch me in person in Calgary is at one of the YYC Queer Writers meet-ups, or, on Thursday, November 22, when I deliver “The Healthy Writer” workshop for the Alberta Romance Writers Association.





About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and the just released TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

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