I’ve created this writing prompt master post for you! These are all of the writing prompts I’ve created split into different categories including dialogue, titles, sentences, etc. I will be adding to this post as I create more prompts. So, whenever you’re looking for inspiration, you can check here, and hopefully find something that speaks to you!
“Everything told me to run, but they froze me and I could not move.”
“It was always us against them, our species against theirs. And now, we needed them.”
“The trees told me danger was coming and I didn’t have long.”
“The silence of the storm was deadly, but it was too late to run.”
“I knew who the butterfly was, but I had no idea why they were here.”
“I was worried who the sword belonged to, and I knew they were still near.”
“The fire spilled out from my fingertips.”
“I had finally found the hidden kingdom, but it was nothing like I expected.”
“The curse had already been said, and it was too late to stop it.”
“The queen was dead, and now I was the only one who could save us.”
“Her black eyes burned intensely into mine.”
An abandoned library traps a group of explorers inside.
A curious empire created in medieval times.
A terrible storm appears out of nowhere.
A journey through what used to be a rainforest in the year 3050.
Write a short story that takes place solely in one location.
A trek through a massive swamp.
A character wakes up in a cave with no recollection of how they got there.
On a mountain top, vanity is the character’s downfall.
A story that takes place in a rage-filled cemetery.
A whole town that finds out they’re not connected to the rest of the world.
A romance story that takes place at your favorite restaurant.
A quiet teen who discovers they can read minds.
A group of citizens are banished from a futuristic city and must come together to survive.
The only one who can save humanity from oblivion is trapped far below the surface.
An archeologist finds a stone once thought to be mythological.
A recluse must rescue the person who saved their life.
To save his family, an officer must find and hide a confidential document.
In the middle of the most challenging point in her life, a widow must come to terms with the new life she leads.
Running from the past, a teacher moves countries and takes on a new identity.
After discovering their family is not what they seem, a teenager takes matters into their own hands in finding the truth.
Found in a cave as an infant, a woman looks for the truth about her birth.
The main character has the ability to create and manipulate darkness.
A blacksmith who discovers he can control fire.
The main character can control plants.
An astrologer discovers the ability to create portals.
The queen is dethroned and must save the kingdom from a natural disaster.
A conceited character looses a bet with a God.
The main character finds a treasured relic and people will do anything to take it.
An archer finds a hidden society underground.
The village herbalist accidentally unleashes a poison.
A clairvoyant character who senses an impending doom.
The main character is a royal who becomes cursed.
And, therefore, the cycle continues.
You can only see the parts of me you will never be able to forget.
The forest beckoned me.
With everything he’d been taught, he packed his belongings and ran away.
For once, she decided to do what’s right and raised her hand.
She grabbed the sword and changed her fate.
Running down the mountain and gasping for air, he gave up.
On the way to the sea, I heard someone call to me.
Who would’ve known that would be it?
With all my might, I pried the lock off the door.
It wasn’t supposed to end like this…
I apologized and pulled the trigger…
I opened my eyes and everything was dark…
Her heart stopped beating, but her eyes blinked open…
The smell of blood overwhelmed me…
The screams came from all around me…
I tried to run, but it pulled me in…
The fear in my gut grew as the laughing got louder…
The abandoned mansion called to me…
After an hour of waiting, I could no longer hear him…
The truck wouldn’t stop following me…
Something about their faces sent shivers down my spine…
The boat came closer, but no one was on it…
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The soft voice came from somewhere inside…
If it wasn’t us, then who was it…
We needed more time, but time was up…
The temperature was rising and there was nowhere to go…
The hole opened under me, and I fell in…
Once the gate opened, there was no going back…
There was no one left when the game was done…
Everyone had left and I had no one to help now…
It was the end of everything, and that was only the beginning…
Monsters were only in stories, but this was real…
I turned the light on, and what I saw haunted me…
It was time to sleep, but I knew it’d be back…
The Secret Underground
Two to One
The Tears That Divide Us
Pieces of Our Hearts
The Last of Life
Our Faulty Souls
The New Flame
The Unexplained Bones
These Strings Hold Me Together
Fire In Our Hands
Branded in Coal
Murders of Our Time
The Four Tomes
The Cryptic Footsteps
The Veiled Shadows
Nightmares in Our Attic
The Sirens Sound
It Blankets My Soul
Compass to the Underworld
Gates of Blooming Lies
A Little Grim
The Kingdom of Darkness
Fallen Knight of Amorpha
A Sea of Witches and Princes
The Fairies of the Underground
Giver of the Fire
The Forgotten Serpents
A Sword for Us
Through the Purple Sky
The Howling of the Crystal Ball
Kingdom of Wind
Add a chapter to your favorite book.
Create a story using lyrics from your favorite song.
Write a story that takes place in your hometown.
Choose a character from your favorite book and place them in a new story.
Give yourself limits: Write a story in under 1,000 words. Now, write the same story in under 500 words. Then, write it again in under 250. Take note of how much could be cut without destroying the plot. Take note of which length is most challenging and of any struggles you face.
Combine two of your favorite books and find a way to intertwine the stories.
Take one of the above prompts and create a flash fiction story. Each day for 30 days, add a new sentence to the end and see where it takes you.
Incorporate a new character into a story you’ve already written.
Take one of the above prompts or think of your own and write backward. Start with the end and write your way to the beginning.
What’s one goal you never thought possible to achieve? Write about that.
Use your favorite characters from two separate stories to bring the worlds together.
Use two characters you dislike (from tv, movies, books, etc.) and bring them together.
The air turns toxic, and the only way to go outside is with a special injection only available for 500 people.
A confidential document containing proof of aliens has been leaked, and society begins to fall.
Time begins to speed up, and no one can figure out why.
A time-traveler’s machine has been stolen, and they must find it to get back home.
Each person possesses powers from one of the four seasons.
An explorer finds a hidden world on an island filled with every mythological creature ever created.
A broken mirror turns out to lead to a fantasy world.
A young college student must honor her father’s wishes by destroying the postcards he sent around the country.
A high school senior decides to change their fate by becoming a better person.
A group of friends struggles to traverse the reality of the world and grow further apart.
The main character has moved far away from their love interest.
A romance story about a 70-year-old woman finding love.
The main characters haven’t spoken in ten years.
A story where the characters are each on separate road trips and meet at a rest stop.
The love interest works as a florist.
The main character is afraid of thunderstorms and the love interest helps calm them down when it starts storming outside of the store they are in.
A story where an obsession with mythology brings the characters together.
A minimalist and a maximalist fall in love.
The characters were once best friends but had a falling out and develop a relationship when they reconnect.
A romance story that takes place in a country you’ve always wanted to visit.
The characters meet on a cruise ship.
A futuristic romance story where the characters meet in space.
The main characters speak different languages and must learn to communicate with each other.
A romance story that takes place in a haunted house.
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Enemies to lovers, but it takes place entirely online.
A sci-fi romance story where the characters meet in virtual reality.
The characters must compete against each other to win a competition.
The characters meet at a street festival.
A romance story that takes place entirely on a 17-hour airplane flight.
An art collector falls in love with an artist.
The characters meet while snorkeling.
A romance story where the main character wins the lottery.
The main character is an aspiring athlete.
A time-traveler goes back in time and falls in love.
The main characters fall in love in multiple parallel universes.
A couple’s love story starts from the end and ends at the beginning.
The characters fall in love while stranded on a desert island.
A romance story where the characters meet in a labyrinth.
The characters only ever meet each other in their dreams.
A personal investigator falls in love with their target.
A couple’s love story told from the perspective of a stranger.
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