Writing is not just a skill; it’s a journey. While this will be a slight detour from our other blog posts, writing is an important part of learning. And, like any skill, the only way to learn it, is to do it. Sometimes the hardest part is simply getting started. That’s why we’ve created this list of creative writing prompts. These prompts should act as catalysts, sparking ideas and igniting the imagination. Take the ideas provided and allow your creativity to shine. Remember, that in order to improve, you, or someone else will need to reread and edit your writing and provide constructive criticism and comments. Find the one prompt that interests you the most and write a short story on it. Good luck and have fun!

  1. Unusual Pairings: Imagine a world where the laws of physics don’t apply. Write a story about two completely unrelated objects or creatures that form an unexpected friendship.
  2. Time Travel: You wake up one morning to find a time machine in your backyard. Where do you go, and what adventures await you in the past or future?
  3. Alternate History: What if a major historical event had unfolded differently? Rewrite a significant moment in history and explore the consequences of that change.
  4. Lost and Found: Write about a character who discovers a mysterious object that leads them on a quest to uncover its origins and significance.
  5. The Last Person on Earth: You wake up to find that everyone else has disappeared overnight. How do you cope with being the last person on Earth?

Helpful Hint

You can ask your teacher/tutor/parent/friend if they would be willing to read your creative writing in order to help you improve.

6. Hidden Worlds: Explore the concept of parallel universes. Describe a day in the life of someone who stumbles upon a portal to an alternate reality.

7. Forbidden Magic: In a world where magic is outlawed, a young apprentice discovers their hidden powers. What challenges do they face, and how do they navigate this dangerous world?

8. Future Dystopia: Paint a picture of a dystopian society where technology has taken over every aspect of life. What sacrifices are made in the name of progress, and is there hope for a better future?

9. The Power of Words: Write a story where words have the power to shape reality. How does language influence the world around us, and what happens when those words fall into the wrong hands?

10. Dreamscapes: Explore the realm of dreams and nightmares. Describe a surreal dreamscape where anything is possible, but not everything is as it seems.

These prompts are meant as a starting point. Take them and create your own versions or ideas. The point of the exercise is to improve your writing. The prompts provide a starting point for your imagination to soar and your stories to take shape.  So pick up your pen, let your imagination run wild, and embark on a writing journey that’s limited only by the bounds of your creativity and know that the entire time you are writing, you are improving skills that will last you a lifetime.


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