National Story of Romance Month – A Writing Challenge

Two years ago, a group of creative people hanging out on Kim Harrison‘s blog banded together for a month of love-themed creative abandon. Thus was born the National Story of Romance Month (NaStyRoMo for short).

With February coming around next week and a big hole in my heart from the NaSty absence last year, I’ve decided to try my hand at rekindling the old flame, awakening passions untold, and charming new writers into the fold.

So I’m calling on you, aspiring writers on a quest for new challenges.
You, dabblers who never thought you’d write romance and/or fantasy.
You, drabblers who stop by every week and would like to join a new type of prompts.
You, romance and/or fantasy writers who want to ditch the routine, have fun and get some free publicity.
You, people living where February means cold and dark days that demand we warm our heart.
Can’t you feel the love? *laughs*

Okay, seriously now, starting February first, I’m kicking off NaStyRoMo 2012 Edition which will last for the whole month. Everyone is invited to celebrate February by writing love stories between supernatural/fantasy/horror/anything-non-human-really characters. The format of the story and level of hotness is up to you!
During the last NaStyRoMo, I wrote poems, shorts, songs, and experimented on a lot of different levels. Some people wrote serialized shorts. There was one werewolf/pony character. It’s really up to your imagination!

Here are the links to my past creations to give you an idea of just how crazy and fun things can get.

The Hunt : A female werewolf refuses to bow to tradition and be dominated by her suitor.
The Infomercial: Cupid presents the ultimate lover: the werechipmunk.
My Pillow Crooned (unofficial entry): Also alternatively entitled “Why You Don’t Want Your Pillow to be the Reincarnation of Ray Charles”
The Spell : A heart-breaking love story (I’m not saying what supernatural creature is involved because it’s part of the fun.)
The VirginPart 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6: A couple of demons – an Incubus and a Succubus – argue over the virgin they both want to snatch.

The final process for linking to your story will be announced on February 1st but, in the meantime, start thinking about your story (ies) and share the invitation! 😉


About Aheïla

Somewhere in Quebec City, Aheïla works as a Game Design Director by day and writes by night. Known for her blue hair, unyielding dynamism and tasty cooking (quails, anyone?), she’s convinced “prose is the new crack”. She satisfies her addiction daily on The Writeaholic’s Blog and weekly on Games' Bustles View all posts by Aheïla

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