We will all come to face with it at least once in our lives. Love. Love is a beautiful thing. It can be so beautiful, in fact, that it can cause us to do things that are all out miraculous or just plain ridiculous. Please use these creative writing prompts to write about the wonder of love.
Fiction Creative Writing Prompts
1. Write a story about someone falling in love with another, but is unable to face rejection. As a result, he or she makes up another identity, perhaps through the Internet or other means to try and communicate their love. The person tries very hard to get to know this person without letting on their own true identity since they do know each other in person. What happens next?
2. Your main character wakes up and it’s a perfectly normal day. However, when he or she calls their significant other, they discover their name is not in their phone. They soon discover that their loved one no longer exists. Everyone seems to think this person is crazy since they have absolutely no idea who this loved one is. What happens next?
3. Write a story about a past love calling you out of the blue. You have no idea why this person is contacting you. You both have moved on and maybe you haven’t thought about him or her in years. This past love is telling you they have a secret to share with you. What happens next?
4. Write a story based on the love that your parent’s share or another relative that has an interesting and beautiful love story.
5. Write a funny story about a man getting a psychic reading. However, he ends up falling in love with the psychic. When he returns to ask her out on a date, she has mysteriously disappeared. What happens next?
6. Write a story about a person who has a mental illness where he or she cannot say, “I love you.” What happens? Does he or she ever get over it? How?
7. Write a story about someone who dictates who he or she will date and fall in love with based on some quantitative measure such as horoscopes, how someone performs on a test or a survey, or on someone’s credit report.
8. Write a story based on how someone continually changes how he or she views love. Focus on different elements of his or her life and how love is perceived in these different parts of their life.
9. Write a story where the main character truly feels they love someone but is put in a situation where they have to betray them.
10. Write a story about someone who is a serial monogomist and who may not understand what love truly means.
11. Write a story that follows the life of someone who is always looking for their next love, but does not work on trying to love themselves.
12. Write a story about someone searching for what love means?
13. Write a story in the format of love letters.
14. Write a story about someone who falls in love with someone they have never met before but they have exchanged letters, e-mails or something. They decide to meet them. What happens next?
15. Write a comical story based on a famous historical romance.
16. Write a story based on romance that may happen far into the future.
17. Write a story about two people being brought together by some unknown force.
18. Write a story about someone who does not believe in love and does not believe they will ever find it.
19. Write a story of romance but from a different cultural perspective. For instance write about romance in China, India, Namibia and so on.
20. Write a love story about someone going through a marital conflict such as a divorce.
Poetry Creative Writing Prompts
1. Write a poem that captures a specific memory that you have about your first love. This does not have to be about the person, just a memory. Perhaps the sprinklers that were on during your first kiss, a tragic event where your first love was there for you or an idea you had while sharing that love.
2. Write a poem about the first time you ever thought you witnessed love. This does not have to be with you, just the first time you truly felt a couple was in love.
3. Write a poem about a quality that you miss the most about a prior love. Try to pick a specific quality about this person, and not necessarily write a poem about the person.
4. Write a poem about a gift that a beloved gave you in the past and the meaning that this gift gave you at the time.
5. Write a poem about a betrayal a loved one put you through. Write about how that impacted you and/or how you were able to get over that and become a stronger person.
6. Write a poem about the different ways you perceive your loved one such as when you are angry at him, when you live with her, when you both don’t see each other for a long time.
7. Write a poem about the results of someone’s search for love. Keep in mind that this is about the search and the person could have failed or succeeded in finding love.
8. Write a poem about how your definition of love has changed over the years.
9. Write a poem about the first day someone realizes that their beloved has died. Think of different situations where a loved one could die such as a car accident, war, heart attacks, illness, natural disasters and so on. Were you prepared for it? Did you blame anyone for the death? What was it like the last time you saw your loved one?
10. Write a poem about love ending.
11. Write a poem about finding love in unusual places.
12. Write a poem about experiencing heart break from a lost loved one.
13. Write a poem based on your favorite historical romance or even one that your relatives have experienced.