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Creative Writing Prompts

Ignite your Imagination

By Allwyn Roman WaghelaPublished about a month ago 2 min read
Creative Writing Prompts
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Here are some creative writing prompts to ignite your imagination:

Hidden Treasure: The protagonist is digging in the garden and finds a fist-sized nugget of gold. What happens next? Does their discovery lead to fortune or trouble?

Finding Beauty in Darkness: Write a poem about something ugly—war, fear, hate, or cruelty—but try to find the beauty (silver lining) in it or something good that comes out of it.

Cosmic Collision: An asteroid and a meteoroid collide near Earth, and fragments rain down onto the planet’s surface, wreaking havoc. How do people react? What unexpected consequences arise?

Overheard Conversation: Your character eavesdrops on a conversation and decides to write a story based on it. When the story is published, the subject of the conversation isn’t happy. What secrets were revealed?

One-Sided Dialogue: Write a story in which someone can only hear one side of a conversation and must piece together the meaning of what they’ve heard. What assumptions do they make, and how do they unravel the mystery?

Lost and Afraid: A character gets lost while driving. Describe their journey, the unexpected places they encounter, and the emotions they experience.

Black-Tie Event: At a glamorous black-tie event, your character overhears something that puts the entire night in jeopardy. What did they hear, and how does it affect them?

Running Late: Write a story about a character who is running late for a job interview. What obstacles do they face, and how do they handle the situation?

Forbidden Exploration: Imagine a world where exploration is forbidden, and write a story about a character who defies this rule to satisfy their innate curiosity. What drives them to explore the unknown?

Deep-Sea Discovery: Set your story on a spaceship exploring the far reaches of space when something goes wrong. How do the crew members react, and what challenges do they face?

Prompts related to Fantasy

Here are fantasy writing prompts to ignite your creativity:

Epic Quests: Your protagonist embarks on a perilous journey to retrieve a legendary artifact. Along the way, they encounter mythical creatures, solve riddles, and face moral dilemmas.

Hidden Realms: Write about a hidden magical world existing parallel to our own. What happens when a human accidentally stumbles upon it?

Cursed Objects: Describe an object with a dark curse. How does it affect those who possess it? Can it be broken?

Shape-Shifters: Explore the lives of shape-shifters—beings who can transform into animals or other people. What challenges do they face?

Elemental Magic: Create a world where magic is tied to the elements (earth, air, fire, water). How do different societies wield these powers?

Forbidden Love: Develop a romance between characters from rival magical families or species. What obstacles stand in their way?

Guardians of Portals: Guardians protect ancient portals that connect different realms. What happens when one of them goes missing?

Fairy Tale Reimagined: Choose a classic fairy tale (e.g., Cinderella, Snow White) and give it a fresh twist with magic, new characters, or unexpected endings.

Lost Memories: A character wakes up with no memory in a magical forest. As they explore, they uncover forgotten secrets about themselves.

Dragon Riders: In a world where dragons exist, some individuals bond with them and become dragon riders. Explore their relationships and adventures.

Remember, these prompts are just starting points.

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About the Creator

Allwyn Roman Waghela

I am a professional blogger, writing about topics such as travel, food, and lifestyle thus, showcasing my creativity and communication skills.





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  • Emos Sibu Poriei (Kaya)5 days ago

    Cool! I'd love to give a try on one poem.

  • Muraliabout a month ago


  • Raphael Fontenelleabout a month ago

    Pretty cool ideas. Mind if I use one?

  • Mark Grahamabout a month ago

    These are great ideas for stories and even novels.

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    These are great!

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    You shared some extremely fabulous prompts!! 📣😃

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