Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts and Exercises can help you find ideas for writing stories or poems. LitBridge has thousands of creative writing prompts that are aimed to help spark ideas for writing. The creative writing prompts are separated by fiction and poetry but I suggest you read all of them since many of the creative writing prompts can be used for Creative Nonfiction, Poetry and Fiction. Use these creative writing prompts to help get the ideas flowing and to help develop your work. Like our Facebook page or Twitter Page to get more information about new creative writing prompts.

General Poetry Creative Writing Prompts

General Fiction Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts to Get You Started Writing

Seasons Creative Writing Prompts – These writing prompts include the seasons that are experienced year round.

Autumn Creative Writing Prompts

Winter Creative Writing Prompts

Spring Creative Writing Prompts

Summer Creative Writing Prompts

Holiday Creative Writing Prompts – These writing prompts include writing prompts about holidays practiced around the world. Some creative writing prompts include holiday themed creative writing prompts.

October and Halloween Creative Writing Prompts / Thanksgiving 

Christmas / Christmas Eve   / Hanukkah  / Holiday Lights

Holiday Romance  /  New Year’s  / New Year’s Resolutions

Groundhog Day  /  Valentine’s Day  /  President’s Day

April Fool’s Day  /  Good Friday / Easter

Celebrations and Other Daily Things Creative Writing Prompts – These daily writing prompts include writing prompts about things and customs that we often celebrate and enjoy. This listing is continually updated so keep a lookout for future writing prompts.

Animals /  Beach /  Birthdays  /  Books  /  Childhood

College  /  Dreams /  Earth    /    Ethnicity  /  Family

Friendship /  Food  /  Freedom  / Language / Gratitude 

 Happiness  / Health    /    Home    /   Hope  /     Love   /    Music

Nature  /     Celebrate Your Patriotism /  Peace / Pets

Public Service  / Religion /  ReadingRomance   /  Siblings / Sleep

Success   /    Technology   /  Traveling  /   Water  /   Work

 

Creative Writing Prompts for Children, K – 12 – The following writing prompts are designed for teachers to use with their students in a classroom setting. Parents may also find these helpful to get those creative juices flowing for children.

Kindergarten writing prompts 

First grade writing prompts

Second grade writing prompts

Third grade writing prompts

Fourth grade Writing prompts

 

Miscellaneous Creative Writing Prompts – The following writing prompts include a wide range of topics from emotional states, time, work, the afterlife and so much more. There are so many random topics to write about that sometimes these creative writing prompts belong in their own category.

Creative Writing Prompts About Aliens

Creative Writing Prompts About Anger

Creative Writing Prompts About the AWP Conference

Creative Writing Prompts About Betrayal 

Creative Writing Prompts About Bullying

Creative Writing Prompts About Chocolate

Creative Writing Prompts About Death

Creative Writing Prompts About Depression

Creative Writing Prompts About Drugs

Disney Themed Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts About Exceeding Expectations

Creative Writing Prompts About Failure

Creative Writing Prompts About Fear

Creative Writing Prompts About The Future

Creative Writing Prompts About Ghosts

Creative Writing Prompts About Heaven

Creative Writing Prompts About Hell

Creative Writing Prompts About Hiking

Creative Writing Prompts About Kissing

Creative Writing Prompts About Lying

Creative Writing Prompts About Memory

Creative Writing Prompts About Mistakes

Creative Writing Prompts About Money

Creative Writing Prompts About Playing God

Creative Writing Prompts About Regrets

Creative Writing Prompts About Road Trips

Creative Writing Prompts About Romantic Comedy

Creative Writing Prompts About Sex

Creative Writing Prompts About Spirit Animals

Creative Writing Prompts About Suicide

Creative Writing Prompts About Superheroes

Creative Writing Prompts About Time

Creative Writing Prompts About Work Settings for Writing

What If Creative Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts About The Universe

 

Mythological Creatures Creative Writing Prompts – These writing prompts cover popular mythological and legendary creatures. Writing prompts not only include modern interpretations of the creature but ancient beliefs and customs as well.

Aliens  /  Demons  /  Dragons  /  Fairies   /  Gargoyles  /  Ghosts

Leprechauns  /  Mermaids  /  Mummies  /  Phoenix  /  Superheroes

 Werewolves  /  Vampires  /  Zombies

 

Weather Creative Writing Prompts - Enjoy these fun creative writing prompts about different weather conditions that affect some areas of the world.

Hurricanes   /   Rain  /  Winter Storms

 

Countries Creative Writing Prompts – Much of the LitBridge team consists of travelers who have been all around the world. Here are some awesome writing prompts based on our travels. Even if you haven’t been to these countries, these creative writing prompts can still give you inspiration for your poetry or stories.

Creative Writing Prompts About Belize

Creative Writing Prompts About Costa Rica

Creative Writing Prompts About the Czech Republic

Creative Writing Prompts About Guatemala

Creative Writing Prompts About Jordan

Creative Writing Prompts About Peru

Creative Writing Prompts About Thailand

 

Creative Writing Prompts Based on My Life – Sometimes I can come up with creative writing prompts just based on little instances that happen in my daily life. Here are a list of miscellaneous prompts related to experiences and memories from certain times.

September 2013  /  October 2013  / November 2013

 

Creative Writing Prompts Based on Beautiful Words – This is a listing of words that may help you when coming up with ideas for stories and poems. 

 50 Beautiful Italian Words

40 Beautiful French Words

27 Beautiful Words in Spanish

50 Funny Words

60 Beautiful Words

50 Beautiful Words

 

 Weekly Writing Prompts

Think of a product or a service you dislike. Imagine you have the opportunity to convince them to take that product or service off the market. Write a poem that incorporates your message about this product or service. — Poetry

Write a story where something tragic has occurred. However write your story so that it is unclear what actually happened. Use thoughts, imagery and other elements to convey what may have happened. — Fiction

What is your favorite mythical being? Now imagine that you have just found out that mythical being existed and is extinct. Write a story about your reactions and the next steps you would take upon hearing that. How would the world be changed? — Fiction

Think about a book that you love from your childhood or a book that has inspired you greatly. Write a story based on what inspired you from that book. — Fiction

Take some time to observe your surroundings and make a list of at least several images. Explore any memories or associations that the images elicit. Write a poem that incorporates these images and the memories and associations related to these images. — Poetry