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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thebatinthehat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Jan 2023 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by taaaylor taaaylor wrote:

Hello! :) I have a couple examples

My entry for flash fiction was romantic comedy / a museum (location) / a scarf (item to include). I got 1st: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r2g19-honor-among-thieves-romcom-15-pts_topic23399.html

My entry for a short story contest was romantic comedy / a lapse in judgment / an ambulance chaser. I got 2nd: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/g29-never-felt-so-alive-romcom-2nd-w-fb_topic39457.html

NERDling, my groupmate in that romcom round, got 1st and wrote this amazing email-based romance. Highly recommend: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/r2-g29-please-respond-romcom-1st-w-fb_topic39456_page1.html

Finally, here's a micro I wrote for the prompts romantic comedy / wearing a sleep mask (action) / batch (word to include). I got 1st: https://forums.nycmidnight.com/topic46679_post491396.html#491396

Last of all, check out the Author Archive! A lot of people have shared links to their work along with a record of how that story performed. https://forums.nycmidnight.com/author-archive_topic43498_post454898.html

Good words!! I hope all of this helped

Okay, these were ALL SO GOOD. Totally worth the reads! 
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When I was stuck on Rom Com I googled a lot and found the common tropes helped me find an idea - enemies to love, the best friend all along, the meet cute, unrequited love, love triangle, forced or stuck together, childhood sweethearts, opposites/rivals. 
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Hey Booklover13 -

Thank you so much for posting your query. I have the same problem (and we are in the same group).  I can't wait to see how the writers in our group approach the same prompts if/when the post them here after submission..

My other big problem is that romcoms seem to require complication - and it's difficult to fit it all in 2,500 words...

Sigh. I can see some big cuts in my future.


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