Feb 22 2017 9:30am

H&H Quickies #19: Donna Alward—Prompt Me!

Someone to Love by Donna Alward

If you can never get enough of your favorite authors (and who can?!?), you are going to love H&H's author writing challenge, H&H Quickies. Not only will you get to read fun, original scenes by awesome romance authors, but said awesome romance authors will be writing those scenes based on YOUR prompts!

Following up on wonderful Quickie scenes by Nicole MichaelsSusan AndersenRebecca ZanettiKerrigan ByrneLora LeighValerie BowmanAnne CalhounTessa Bailey, and more (see all the Quickies here), we are pleased to announce that Donna Alward will be the nineteenth author to participate in the H & H Quickies challenge! Here are the details:

For the next week, H&H readers are invited to leave comments on this post with writing prompts/ideas for Donna Alward with a contemporary romance theme. Once the prompting period is over next week, Donna will read over all the prompts and pick at least two that she finds inspiring, and use them to write a short original scene. H&H will then post the scene for everyone to read and enjoy (yay!), as well as reveal which prompts Donna used for the scene (woo-hoo!) for bragging rights. 

The rules

Prompting is open from now until March 1 at 5p.m. EST. 

Prompts can be anything, like a word (helmet), a setting (Ireland!), a situtation (a clubhouse party!), a description (tall, dark, and handsome!)...the sky's the limit! Just one requirement, to keep things interesting: the prompts from this particular challange should have a contemporary romance theme. 

After you leave some prompts, that's it, your job is done for now! Just be sure to check back on March 17 for an original scene from Donna Alward based on your suggestion!

Psst...if you're a newsletter subscriber, you'll get to see the full scene a few days early on March 15!

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Sounds like a blast, right? Let's get prompting! 

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Elizabeth Poteet
1. ElizabethPoteet
jumping right in...

a makeover
President of the PTA
minnie mouse
Yvonne Cruz
3. Yvonne Cruz
A hermit and a physical therapist
A single Mom and the ghost writer
Ex-boss/ex-employee that beome a couple after an illness of one of them(that was me !!!)
Donna Alward
4. DonnaAlward
Leave it to Lizzie to jump right in! LOL And MamaS449 - Thankfully I did not shovel snow... THIS MORNING. #greatwhitenorth

Yvonne...that sounds like an interesting story!
Yvonne Cruz
5. Ramona Kekstadt
A race car driver and a nurse.
A dance super star and a computer geek
A biologist from Hawaii and rock star meet while she's performing her latest hit there.
Jen Wattley
6. JenWattley
an old shopping list
a horse on the loose in town
a rickety old boat dock
8. Kareni
A bouquet of sunflowers
A pendant
"Bless her heart."
11. lauralee1912
St. Patrick's Day fundraiser
Gourmet doughnut(s)
A Hatchimal
Heather Waters
12. HeatherWaters
Childhood next-door neighbors
weekend camping trip
big misunderstanding
game of 20 questions

@ClaireHadleigh -- Now I REALLY want to go to the beach!
13. PhoebeChase
An annual small-town parade
Girl Scout cookies
An eccentric mailman
Donna Alward
14. DonnaAlward
Jenna - PENGUINS! *falls over laughing*

OMG I love prompts. I want to use them ALL.
Yvonne Cruz
15. candace carhart
A dead car battery, traffic violation ticket, burned pancakes
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