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.
Seasons Creative Writing Prompts – These writing prompts include the seasons that are experienced year round.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Weather Creative Writing Prompts - Enjoy these fun creative writing prompts about different weather conditions that affect some areas of the world.
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 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.
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.
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