50 More Romance Writing Prompts

I recently posted a list of fifty romance plot ideas to help you get inspired to write your next romance novel. Below are fifty more story prompts that any romance writer can build upon to make a book all their own.

Character A is a witch (or warlock, sorcerer, etc.) who needs a specific item for an important spell or ritual. Character B is the only person character A can get the item from.

Character A and character B have decided to get married not for love but for money.

Character A is a wedding planner, and character B is their newest client.

Character A is a single parent. Character B is their new nanny.

Character A has been lying to their friends and family about their amazing new partner. Character B is the person character A hires to pretend to be that partner at a special event.

Character A is a lost space traveler, and character B is the exiled alien who helps them get where they need to go.

Character A is homeless. Character B is wealthy and offers character A a place in their home in exchange for companionship.

Character A is recovering from an illness or injury, and character B is their in-home nurse.

Character A is trapped in a burning building, and character B is the firefighter tasked with saving them.

Character A and character B are college students in the same class. They can’t stand each other but are paired up for a project worth a large portion of the overall class grade.

Character A is in an abusive relationship, and character B is the social worker they’ve gone to for help escaping the situation.

Character A is in witness protection, and character B is their handler.

Character A is going through a nasty divorce, and character B is their lawyer.

Character A has a reputation for being very promiscuous. They have a crush on character B, who finds promiscuity distasteful.

Character A is a medical professional, and character B is a relative of one of their patients.

Character A is in a toxic relationship, and character B is their best friend.

Character A is an athlete, and character B is their coach.

Character A is getting their first tattoo, and character B is their tattooist.

Character A and character B had a one-night stand, and now character A is pregnant.

Character A is a master of their craft, and character B is their protégé.

Character A is a bank robber, and character B is their hostage.

Character A is a freelance service provider, and character B is their nightmare client.

Character A’s family member is missing, and character B is the true crime podcaster interviewing them about the case.

Character A is the vampire who turned character B.

Character A and character B are in love, but there’s a large age gap between them that those around them have mixed reactions to.

Character A and character B are costars on a film set.

Character A and character B have a significant language barrier.

Character A just got out of prison. Character B is their parole officer.

Character A is character B’s former stepparent.

Character A and character B go on a road trip together.

Character A is human, and character B is a werewolf who doesn’t have control over their wolf side. Character A and character B are trapped in a confined space together, and it’s almost the full moon.

Character A and character B are being hunted by a supernatural monster.

Character A is an entrepreneur. Character B is the venture capitalist character A wants funding from.

Character A and character B have been set up by a matchmaker.

Character A and character B met while surviving a life-or-death situation.

Character A is the maid of honor at a wedding, and character B is the best man.

Character A and character B set out to solve a mystery together.

Character A is a monarch, and character B is the royal from another land that character A is marrying purely for political reasons.

Character A and character B are on the run from the law.

Character A and character B have been betrothed to each other since they were small children, and now the time has come for them to get married.

Character A has been cursed, and character B is the person they go to for help lifting it.

Character A and character B have been pen pals for years and are finally going to meet in person for the first time.

Character A gives character B a love potion.

Character A and character B concoct an illegal scheme together.

Character A is an alien who has crash-landed on character B’s property.

Character A is the child of character B’s best friend.

Character A is recovering from an injury, and character B is their physical therapist.

Character A is the devoted servant of a powerful magician (or witch, sorcerer, etc.), character B.

Character A works for the developer trying to tear down a historical building, and character B is the activist fighting to save it.

Character A is a supernatural entity who regularly possesses character B’s body.

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