Writing Prompt: Dating Advice

By Marilyn Friedman

It’s been a chilly couple of days here in LA!  Get cozy with your muse at Writing Pad in one of our wonderful February or March classes (see below for a full list).  We’ll help you light a fire under your burgeoning writing career and put the sizzle in your writing!  You won’t want to miss Meet Me Now, Squeeze Me Later: Crafting the Studio Romantic Comedy class tonight with Emmy award nominated writer Victor Levin and Memorable Memoir: Make Your True Tales Thrilling class this Sunday afternoon with Heather Havrilesky.  There is only 1 spot left in those classes!  Also, the deadline to sign up for the glorious Writing Pad Mountain Retreat (Mar. 9-11) has been extended.  There are only 2 spots left!

Meet Me Now, Squeeze Me Later: Crafting the Studio Romantic Comedy
Memorable Memoir: Make Your True Tales Thrilling


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Work The Room: Mastering The Power of The Pitch

Writing for Children and Young Adults
From Bedtime Stories To Tales of Teenage Woe: Writing For Kids and YA

Writing Prompt: It’s the day after Valentine’s Day so I couldn’t resist doing another fun love related writing prompt! Make a list of 3 pieces of dating advice that you have been given or pieces of advice that you have for others.  Pick one and write for 10 minutes about it.  For instance, you could write a story where someone doesn’t follow this piece of advice and it comes back to bite him or her. Then, post your writing in the comments of this blog for the chance to win a free writing class. I’m going to write about this piece of advice:”Don’t try to change someone that you are dating.  It won’t work.”

Write about a piece of dating advice.  Post your 10 minute write in the comments of this blog, and you could win a free class!