Some of the best romances are paranormal, suspenseful, or downright frightening. There’s something quite powerful when you blend romantic tension and straight up suspense.
Any of these Halloween Story Starters can be used to create your own unique plot or to add tension to an existing romance that you’re working on.
Writing a romantic story seems like such a simple concept. Two people meet. Something gets in their way or prevents them, temporarily, from getting together. They overcome it and live happily ever after.
On the surface, it’s nothing more than telling a story, translating it from your imagination to the printed word.
Yet, as you may well know, it can be a complicated and frustrating process. Good story ideas are difficult to come by. And when you think you have a good story idea, what do you do with it? How do you turn it into a full romance novel with…
• A compelling hero and heroine (who aren’t stereotypes, but are archetypes)
• Interesting supporting characters (who don’t steal the story, but make it more interesting)
• Great dialogue
• Descriptive scenes
• Internal and external motivations
• Character growth
• And, oh yeah…a plot
It’s not as easy as it looks, but every good romance novel begins the same way – with a story idea.
The story starters in 101 Halloween Story Starters - Romance Writing Prompts to Spark Your Imagination cover a variety of spooky genres. They’re generally suspense, horror, or paranormal, however that doesn’t mean you can’t use them with a historical, erotic romance, or even an inspirational foundation.
You’re the story teller. Take these ideas and run with them. Create your next romance novel or short story.
Enjoy and happy writing!