By: Kaleigh A.

Looking for some ideas for your next creative writing project? Perhaps writer's block has been pretty bad lately, and you just don't know where to start? If so, this is the perfect article for you. In this article you will find a list of fun writing prompts for various genres to provide some inspiration.  

DISCLAIMER: I did not come up with these writing prompts but I did write the examples provided.  

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Writing Prompt #1: She knelt before him, closing her eyes as he rubbed glowing blue ink across the bridge of her nose. “It's done,” he said. “You're one of us.” 

Writing Prompt #2:  A dragon graciously welcomes guests to its kingdom.  

Writing Prompt #3:  Write about a funeral from the dead person’s point of view.  

Writing Prompt #4:  Your protagonist dies young and quickly discovers the afterlife is more than clouds and flames. It’s a whole world with kingdoms, countries, allies, enemies and battles. And this world is more cutthroat than where your protagonist was before. 

Writing Prompt #5:  A witchy tale from the perspective of the familiar.


Writing Prompt #1:  The concrete tunnel above the hero creaked, the steady drip of water was the only sound except for their breath. Then, a loud sound comes over the speakers. 


“What the…” they whispered, halting.  


It was a countdown?  

To what?  


As the feeling of electricity rippled across their skin, they walked, faster than they had a moment ago. 


The hero ran.  


And concrete rained down around them.

Writing Prompt #2: She shook her head and frowned. “I pray you never take a breath without thinking of the breaths you've taken away.”

Writing Prompt #3:  With that, she walked into the rain and didn't look back. That was the last time anyone saw her.  

Writing Prompt #4:  “Tell me who did this to you,” the villain growled, as they held the barely conscious hero in their arms. Their hold was firm but careful, one arm wrapped around the hero’s waist and the other clamped tightly over the gaping wound in the hero’s abdomen. The hero’s breath hitched as they moaned pitifully and rested their head against the villain’s chest. “I’ll kill them, I swear to God,” the villain hissed. 

Writing Prompt #5:  “You're special.” She smiled, tucking a lock of golden hair behind the young girl’s ear. “I understand why you were chosen.”

Historical Fiction:

Writing Prompt #1: Two thousand warriors drew their swords for a war they would not win.  

Writing Prompt #2: The captain of the guard watched silently as two figures moved through the shadows.  

Writing Prompt #3:  The year is 1884, an island is discovered near the polar ice caps. Despite the climate, the island is lush and teeming with fantastical wildlife. In preparation of a massive imperial land rush, a research team visits the island. When the team sends back no word, the world investigates and finds that the island is gone.  

Science Fiction:

Writing Prompt #1:  Millions have died. The government wiped everyone's memories but you remember everything. And you know that you must find her before it is too late.

Writing Prompt #2:  Your protagonist wakes up and finds out the world they thought they were living in was just a simulation.

Writing Prompt  #3:  “I never thought the world ending would be the least of my worries today.”

Writing Prompt  #4:  Day 261.  We found the artifact to stop the apocalypse. No one said it would be this.

Writing Prompt  #5:  When people are born, they have a streak of hair the same color and texture as the hair of their soulmate. You are born with a blue streak that floats in the air, and no matter what you do you can't get it to lay flat on your head.  

Writing Prompt #6:  The first successful hybrid creature has escaped the laboratory.

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