We all need an idea to get us writing. Sometimes it’s nice to find a writing prompt to bring in new ingredients. You can find a number of ideas here to get you working on a new story, or maybe help on a current one. Sometimes you may have the beginnings of an idea, and just need a little help organizing the thoughts.
The way I think about getting an idea I can use to write is like making a potion. You collect ingredients from everywhere and combine them in hundreds of different ways to make the different ideas you use to write. So, here is where you may find a few ingredients to add to your life experiences to make the potion that will create your story!
“I’m never sarcastic about something like this!”
Under the Christmas tree, with a barricade of presents, it was a safe, quiet, and well-lit location.
Writing Prompt Challenges
Seasonal Prompt Challenges
Story Prompt Challenge #1 – Winter Traditions
Story Prompt Challenge #2 – Transition from Winter Blahs
Story Prompt Challenge #3 – Change, Drastically Different
Story Prompt Challenge #7 – The Greatest Blessing
Story Prompt Challenge #14 – Write a Christmas Story
For other ideas based on a certain time of year, look at other seasonal blogs.
Elements of Story
Story Prompt Challenge #4 – Artist’s Struggles
Story Prompt Challenge #5 – Write a Fable
Story Prompt Challenge #6 – Theme or Message
Story Prompt Challenge #10 – Build a World
Story Prompt Challenge #12 – Anxiety and Emotion
For other ideas on practicing or creating a story from the basic elements of story, look at other blogs on Story Elements.
Current Events and Topics
Story Prompt Challenge #8 – Real Deal
Story Prompt Challenge #9 – Doomsday
Story Prompt Challenge #11 – Conspiracy Theory
Story Prompt Challenge #13 – Transformation
For more writing prompt ideas, check out In Fiction, a series that looks at everyday aspects of life and begins exploring how they can influence a story. Life Lessons and Creativity and Writing may be other options that inspire a story from life events.
What is your first memory? What is a different perspective on that memory?
Pick one thing from your bucket list. Write about a character experiencing that.
Being pregnant for the first time is an experience on its own. What if it happened on a deserted island?