25 awesome writing prompts

  1. Rewrite the following cliché: It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
  2. Write 500 words that include the following words: narwhal; bread; jade; frenzy.
  3. Retell the ending of a fairytale.
  4. Write 200 words about a fire that can only be put out by soup.
  5. What would happen if the sky turned pink?
  6. Write from the point of view of a statue that stands in the middle of an abandoned park.
  7. A minor god has descended to earth. Create a story in which he/she meets a human.
  8. Write a story about this proverb: A cat may look at a king.
  9. Three different faces stare back at you from the mirror. Choose one to spend the day as.
  10. An ancient house is haunted by the spirit of a guinea pig.
  11. Write 200 words that include this proverb: Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
  12. Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself. Write about the character that plays the dog in this proverb.
  13. Write 200 words that include the following words: copper; chest; secret; nail.
  14. Your favourite character dropped into the real world. For 10 minutes, write about what they felt.
  15. Create a world in which no one wants to go to heaven but everyone wants to die.
  16. Write from the point of view of a statue that stands at the centre of a bustling junction.
  17. One of your characters steals another’s shoes and walks in them for a mile. Begin your story when the second character realises his shoes are missing.
  18. Plot bunnies are real and infect the world.
  19. Write a story about a farting baboon that includes more than one word repeated endlessly.*
  20. Write a story about a locket.
  21. Write 500 words that include the following words: firework; play; umbrella; balm.
  22. List 25 things your character would die before doing.
  23. Write a story consisting entirely of dialogue.
  24. List 50 things you would experience if you could breathe underwater.
  25. Write a story in which Amazon rules the world.

*Thank you, Chuck Wendig.

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