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Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts

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10 Writing Prompts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day for heart-shaped chocolates and flowers. Use the colorful surroundings and decadent smells as the muse for your writing and find inspiration in the love around you! In celebration of this day of affection, here are some Valentine’s Day writing prompts to inspire your creativity and spark ideas for stories that go beyond the ordinary.

1. Love Letters Through Time

Imagine a world where love letters transcend time and space. Write a story where characters exchange heartfelt letters across different eras, exploring the enduring power of love through the ages. Will they ever meet, or will their love remain eternally inked on the pages of history?

2. Love Potions and Concoctions

Dabble in the mystical and magical by creating a world where love potions are real. Explore the consequences, both humorous and heartwarming, as characters accidentally sip a potion or intentionally brew one to win someone’s heart. Will the effects be everlasting, or is true love more potent than any enchantment?

3. Love in a Digital Age

Bring love into the 21st century by exploring the dynamics of modern relationships. Write a story centered around characters navigating love in the age of social media, dating apps, and virtual connections. Will technology enhance or complicate matters as they seek to find love in a world that’s constantly connected yet increasingly isolating?

4. Love Beyond the Binary

Challenge the narrative! Write a story about a same-sex couple celebrating their love on February 14th, facing societal pressures or navigating family expectations. Or create a character who rejects the whole concept of romantic love, finding fulfillment in friendship, self-love, or creative pursuits. Show the diversity of human connection and break down the walls of conventional romance.

5. The Love Detective

Introduce a character who has a unique ability to see and solve love-related mysteries. Whether it’s rekindling old flames or helping shy admirers confess their feelings, follow the adventures of this love detective as they navigate the complexities of other people’s relationships while grappling with their own romantic challenges.

6. Love in Unexpected Places

Challenge the conventional notions of love by placing your characters in unexpected settings. Write a story where love blossoms in unconventional places—a library, a laundromat, or even a grocery store. Explore how these seemingly mundane locations become the backdrop for extraordinary love stories.

7. Cupid’s Revenge

A mischievous twist on the holiday legend. What if Cupid, tired of the mushy nonsense, decides to wreak havoc with his arrows? Imagine a comedy about a group of friends unwittingly matched by Cupid’s misfired arrows, leading to disastrous dates and hilarious romantic faux pas. Or delve into a darker tale where Cupid’s arrows bring out people’s deepest insecurities and jealousies, turning Valentine’s Day into a chaotic nightmare.

8. The Language of Flowers

Delve into the Victorian tradition of expressing emotions through the language of flowers. Craft a story where characters communicate their feelings through carefully chosen blooms. Explore the nuances of this floral dialogue as characters exchange bouquets with hidden meanings, revealing their hearts in a unique and beautiful way.

9. Valentine’s Day Time Loop

Create a narrative where Valentine’s Day repeats itself in a time loop. How do characters react to reliving the same day over and over? Will they make the same choices, or will they discover new possibilities for love and connection each time the clock strikes midnight?

10. The Love Detective

Introduce a character who has a unique ability to see and solve love-related mysteries. Whether it’s rekindling old flames or helping shy admirers confess their feelings, follow the adventures of this love detective as they navigate the complexities of other people’s relationships while grappling with their own romantic challenges.


As you consider these Valentine’s Day writing prompts, remember that love is a vast and varied tapestry, offering endless possibilities for storytelling. Let your imagination soar and allow the spirit of Valentine’s Day to infuse your writing with passion, humor, and unexpected twists. For more content on romance novel writing, check out this post.

Happy writing, fellow authors, and may your stories be filled with love!


Chandler Kidd

Chandler Kidd, Social Media Manager at Atmosphere Press (submit your manuscript here!), lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her three cats. She is a yogi and an avid horror and dark fantasy reader. During the day, she loves creating social posts for Atmosphere Press and connecting authors online. By night she can be found learning music production, DJing, or at a concert. 

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