As it’s Valentine’s Day – and we of course love love – we’re doing a Valentine’s Day themed writing challenge!
The challenge: In a 3-5 paragraph scene describe your hero and heroine’s dream Valentine’s Day date, and show us their sparks flying!
To get you inspired, some of the Harlequin team have reflected on of our favourite movie dates…
“That scene from Crazy, Stupid, Love where Emma Stone challenges Ryan Gosling to pull out his ‘big move’, aka the lift from Dirty Dancing. The dynamic and dialogue between them is brilliant! Hilarious AND sexy.”
– Nic Caws, Associate Editor
“Omg one of the cutest dates ever is in A Walk to Remember (book by Nicholas Sparks, movie starring Mandy Moore and Shane West). She’s got a bucket list and on their first date he ticks off loads of things for her, like she wants to be in two places at once so he takes her to the state line and gets her to straddle it so she’s in two places at once, and she wants a tattoo so he gets her a fake rub on one… lots of little cute stuff like that.
It’s a proper tear jerker movie, but so romantic and adorable too.”
– Laurie Johnson, Associate Editor
“My favourite movie date is also in A Walk to Remember, when Landon orchestrates the ultimate date to help Jamie tackle her bucket list. Landon declares his love for Jamie that night, and she also gets her tattoo, and achieves her dream of being in two places at once! * ugly cries * ”
– Katie Gowrie, Editorial Assistant
“I love Tom and Summer’s IKEA trip in 500 Days of Summer! They make a trip to IKEA super sweet (and let’s face it, who doesn’t love IKEA??), and end up playing house in the show rooms. They way they interact with each other here is so cute thatI can’t help but root for them (I’m just going to ignore how it goes South…)!”
– Sara Jafari, Editorial Assistant
Post your scene in the comments below any time between now and Sunday, February 17, 2019, and we’ll check back with you on Monday!