5 Great Writing Prompts


Need an idea to help you get started writing?

Use these prompts for beginning a new novel or short story, or simply giving your writing muscle a workout.

You Can’t See Me – Re-write a scene or story from the point of view of someone or something in your current manuscript that none of the characters knew was watching. It could be a ghost, animal, the furniture come to life, etc.

Heat Wave – It keeps getting hotter, and things are also getting weirder. Write a scene or story that describes the strange things happening the hotter it gets. You can be logical, illogical, silly, etc. When temperatures rise, anything goes.

Glad You Called – The person whom you have been trying to talk to for ages finally answers the phone. Who is this person? How does the phone conversation progress?

That Left Turn – Complete the following sentence and write a scene or story that begins with it: “It’s strange to think that I never would have known about ____________ if I hadn’t taken that left turn.”

Thrift Store Finds – Take a trip to the thrift store, or think about your latest trip. Pick one item you find interesting and imagine who its past owner(s) was. How did they use the item? Why did they end up donating it to the thrift store?

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