Creative Prompts


Welcome to Prompts!


Got writer's block? Or maybe you're just looking for something new? You've come to the right place. Welcome, and I hope you'll find at least one or two of interest!
  1. Recall a recent dream you had and make a story out of it.
  2. Imagine yourself doing a regular house chore (ex. laundry or dishes). Now, write about it as if you were an outsider, watching you from afar, noting down your actions. (For an extra twist, write it Shakespearean style, or another author you emulate.)
  3. Pretend you have the job of "Official Word Creator". What word would you come up with and what meaning would it have?
  4. How would you want others to see you?
  5. You wake up one day and realize you're living the life of someone else. Whose life did you wake up to and what goes on during his/her day?
  6. If your alarm clock could talk, how do you think it would wake you up?
  7. Pick a song you like and write a short story around it.
  8. If you could pick one talent you'd like to have (that you currently don't), what would it be and why?
  9. Write from the perspective of an inanimate object found in the bathroom and relay its experiences on being used.
  10. Open your favorite audio streaming service and head over to the "Discover" tab. Shuffle play it and write something about the first song that comes on.
  11. If two movies were to cross paths, which pair would you pick? (Live-action only)
  12. What language would you want to study and be fluent in? What would you use it for?
  13. Pretend you're an expert in the culinary arts and you're expected to write a recipe on 'love'. What ingredients would it have?
  14. If you could choose to live in any period in time, what era would you pick?
  15. You've just been given a million dollars to spend for a week. Write in detail how you'd go about doing that.
  16. If your phone could talk, what do you think it would say about your usage of it?
  17. Would you rather be able to see but be crippled or can walk but have no sight?
  18. Pretend you're the opposite gender for one day. What would you do?
  19. Think of 5 adjectives and a name (boy or girl). Write them immediately as they come by. Then, write a story around these words.
  20. Create a secret code or alphabet only you can decipher. Write a short paragraph using them.
  21. For post-grads: Would you change anything about your time in College or High School?
  22. Talk about your clothing style. Do you stick to neutrals, or go crazy with color?
  23. Write a magic spell. Be specific.
  24. Pretend you're a spy who's just arrived from a recent mission. What happened? Where did you go?
  25. If you were a color that doesn't exist yet, what would you name it and what shade would it most resemble?
  26. If "flying cars" existed, what would traffic rules sound like? Write them down.
  27. You just received a severed finger with a diamond ring in the mail. Write what happens next.
  28. What theory about the universe do you mostly relate to?
  29. Would you rather be able to read minds, or be able to influence people? Why?
  30. Have complaints about anything? Take this time to be free and just let your mind dictate your words for you. Just let it all out!
  31. Take your favorite color, then your favorite fruit, then your favorite taste (sweet, sour, etc.). Mix these 3 things to create your own fruit and make up its own health benefits. (Ex. Pink Banana that's sweet)
  32. You wake up one morning to find yourself living another person's life. Whose life is it and what would you do about it?
  33. Coffee, Tea, or both? Explain why.
  34. Pretend your body parts are alive and talk to one another. Choose 3 body parts/organs and create a conversation they'd have.
  35. If you could change your name, what would you want it to be and why?
  36. Turn ordinary animals into ferocious, blood-hungry monsters (ex. tiger-sized roaches). Give them intelligence and let them loose.
  37. Describe your perfect island. What would it have? What animals would it be home to?
  38. Create your perfect alcoholic beverage. What would it contain and what would you call it?
  39. If you could only live in one place for the rest of your life, where would that be? 
  40. You only have one hour left to live. Detail how you would divide your remaining time on earth. 
  41. Take your phone and open Spotify/Apple Music/whatever music streaming service you use and put it on shuffle. Take the plot/meaning of the first two songs and make a short story.
  42. If you were given the chance to become an incredibly famous Youtuber from the start, what kind of content would you put out (that will make your channel different from others)?
  43. Let's say you're the President of your country. What would be your first course of action? What bills would you pass? What do you want to be known for at the end of your term?
  44. Recall the earliest (or first, if possible) dream you had as a child and describe it with as much detail as you can. 
  45. What are 5 things you wish you could've said to five different people (one statement for each)? Why couldn't you tell them?
  46. Pretend you're writing a book on Etymology. Pick an adjective and write about how it came about, the way you think it did.
  47. If you were an alcoholic beverage, what would you be and why do you think so?
  48. Conspiracies are everywhere. Write about one that you've been interested about and say why you do or don't believe it.
  49. If you could do a Youtube Takeover for one day, which channel would you replace?
  50. Pretend you're going up the mountains for 3 days, alone. What would be your "to-do" list while you're there.
  51. If you were a mobile app, what would you be?
  52. If you were an emotion, which do you think you'd be and why do you think so?
  53. What do you think about The Mandela Effect? Do you believe it exists? Why or why not?
  54. Dig deep: What is one thing you'd like to redo and how do you think it'll affect your current life (and probable future)?
  55. What do you think about technology these days? What do you think our future will look like at our given state?
  56. Pretend you're a best-selling author. What is your book about and why did you decide to write about that topic?
  57. What is one skill you'd like to have and what will you be willing to sacrifice for it?
  58. Say you're given $1 Million of funding for your very own startup. What kind of company or business would you put up?
  59. You're a budding Fashion Designer. What is your brand called, its vision, and overall style?
  60. What are your ultimate pet peeves? Describe them in detail and recall times you've had to exercise patience just to get over them.
  61. You’re given the chance to rewrite your life. How would you change it (if you will)?
  62. Recall a time in your life when you thought there was no way you’d overcome the situation, and write about how you did. What was your motivation?
  63. If you were a music genre, what would you be and why do you think so?
  64. List 5 things you want to do before you die (make it as exciting/unconventional as you can).
  65. How do you plan to change the world?
  66. If your favorite drink (any type) was a person, what would he/she be like? 
  67. If you could control free will, what would be the first thing you'd use it on and why?
  68. Write a letter to your 50-year-old self. Make it as long or short as you want. 
  69. Insert yourself into one of your favorite books. What character would you be and what's your role in relation to the hero/heroine?
  70. Let's say you're the President of your country. What would be the first thing you'd want to do (or have people stop doing)?
  71. Explain why you're a Windows / Apple type of person.
  72. Defend your right: What do you think you should be entitled to do as a citizen of your country (that isn't already in action)?
  73. What is one thing you've read about in the news that has struck you tremendously? Share your thoughts about it.
  74. Does 'love at first sight' still exist, or do you believe we have become superficial in our approach to love?
  75. Let's make a list: Jot down the perks and bums of being single or being married (depending on your current status).
  76. Which social media platform do you feel is most closely related to your communication style? (Eg. Twitter, because my words are short, but every word matters.)
  77. Would you rather be a planner, or a journal?
  78. If you weren’t doing what you are doing today, what path would you most probably be on?
  79. Imagine/Create an alternate universe. What would be different? What things in this world would exist in that other universe too?
  80. What are you more afraid of, what you can see, or what you can’t?
  81. If colors had corresponding sounds, what would they sound like?
  82. Write to your future spouse. What are 5 things you’d want your spouse to understand/know about yourself?
  83. If you were a scent, how would you smell like, and why? What about other people in your family, circle of friends?
  84. If you were an author, what would your first book be about?
  85. “Rain” or “Shine”: Which end of the spectrum are you?
  86. Imagine our world in the year 3000. What would it look like? (The more detailed, the better!)
  87. Write about your alter ego. Do you think he/she would be better at living your current life?
  88. How do you feel about tattoos? Would you get one (if you don’t have any yet)? 
  89. If Facebook/Twitter were a person, what would its personality be?
  90. Do you believe in conspiracies? If so, which one tickles your fancy the most? If not, why?