Grow your next story from these unique creative writing prompts. Use them to practice writing or to inspire an entire novel. From sci-fi to horror to locations and characters, there are different prompts for every taste.
So, here are 50 unique creative writing prompts for you to check out:
Creative Writing Prompts
- Write a story where you are the antagonist.
- Write a story that takes place in the year you were born.
- Expand upon a dream you vividly remember.
- Write a story that takes place virtually.
- What is your biggest fear? Write a story about it.
- The world is expanding and no one knows why.
- Humans have become allergic to each other.
- Write a story that takes place solely in a hotel.
- A character discovers they’re not human.
- Two enemies must come together to save both of their lives.
- Write a story that takes place over a single day.
- A character finds themselves unable to interact with anyone or anything.
- Write a story that begins as a comedy but turns into horror.
- A character discovers her neighbor has been hiding a terrible secret.
- Water suddenly becomes toxic to all humans.
- The sun doesn’t rise.
- A character finds that every fortune cookie fortune comes true.
- A friendship is tested when strange letters begin to appear.
- Write a story about a princess’s transformation into a villain.
- A captain finds his ship in the middle of a never-ending storm.
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- To honor her sister, a character must destroy a precious artifact.
- Write a story about a character who recently died and their journey to the afterlife.
- A character learns someone tried to poison them.
- A second sun appears in the sky.
- Write a story based in a world where virtual reality has overtaken society.
- A character accepts a deadly bet.
- Write a story where memories are able to be stolen.
- An astronaut befriends an alien.
- A pilot has been commanded to fly to a place he realizes doesn’t exist.
- Write a story where violent, unrelenting storms force humans underground.
- A researcher’s discovery changes everything.
- An entire town vanishes without a trace and no one remembers but you.
- Due to overpopulation, everyone under 30 gets sent to live on a new planet.
- A character finds out their partner has created a clone of them.
- Write a story where a character must convince everyone that they’ve died.
- Write a story that takes place in your hometown.
- A character is on the run for a crime they didn’t commit and must find a way to prove their innocence.
- Every night, a character is awoken by a strange noise outside.
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- A housekeeper finds out one family isn’t who they say they are.
- Write a story where the character slowly becomes obsessed with a mundane hobby.
- A judge becomes increasingly suspicious of their fiancé.
- A character finds a button that turns them temporarily invisible.
- To save his family, a character must solve a puzzle.
- A shipwrecked crew discovers something lurking in the waters around them.
- Write a story from the perspective of an imaginary friend.
- A countdown begins to play over the sky, and no one knows what it’s for.
- A dragon is uncovered from ice.
- Write a story that incorporates a movie you hate.
- A sculptor’s creation causes unforeseen consequences.
- A swamp turns out to be home to a previously thought-extinct species.
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