Creative Writing Prompts About Marriage

Poetry Creative Writing Prompts

1. Write a poem about a marriage that you really admire or idealize.
2. Write a poem with the following words: tradition, union, universal and interpersonal.
3. Write a poem called, “I Must Marry ____”
4. Write a poem that discusses your ideal marriage ceremony.
5. Write a poem about a marriage that you strongly wish never happened.
Fiction Creative Writing Prompts
1. Write a story that focuses on multiple married couples who are dealing with complicated issues in their marriage. All these couples go to the same marriage counsellor. However some of them divorce while other work it out. Write a story revolving around each of these married couples.
2. Couples can change dramatically during the scope of a marriage. Write a story that follows a character who continually grows and changes significantly during the time of his marriage.
3. Write a story about a character who always seems to be in a relationship. This character often cycles between meeting someone, quickly falling in love, proposing very soon, getting married and after a year or two getting divorced. Write a story about such a character.
4. Write a story about a character who is trapped in a physically and emotionally abusive marriage.
5. Write a story that involves a marriage from a different culture. Try to pick a marital union from a culture that you know very little about. Try to incorporate that marriage into your story.
6. Write a story about a character who is obsessed with getting married.
7. Write a story that involves newly weds who are on honeymoon and an event happens where one of the character dies, and the marriage is cut short.
8. Write a story that has a character who is extremely cynical and completely against marriage. How does this impact her romantic relationships?
9. Write a story that begins with an elderly couple who have been married for decades. The characters begin discussing how they met and what their marriage has been like.
10. Write a story about a character who wakes up in the future and is suddenly married to a stranger he or she cannot recall meeting.
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