25 Creative Writing Prompts

If you have a go next Wednesday, please tag us at @iamselfpub so we can see how you are doing. How many of you can say you have not been moved by charity adverts with suffering children?

Not only that, but it means you can actually be honing your craft whenever you have a spare 10 minutes, whether you are stuck on a commuter train or in a post-office queue. Below I have broken down my favourite 3 online writing prompts to test your skills on.

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This opening chapter doesn’t have to be in the same genre in which you normally write – use this as an opportunity to test something different. Similarly, how many of you have suddenly turned away or closed your eyes during a thriller movie?

Of course you can see images of pretty much everything if you search on Google, but the act of typing in “pictures of kittens” has already got you in a fluffy mood and whatever you write has already been influenced.

Maybe you’ll be inspired enough to propel you straight out of your writer’s block, or maybe it’ll just be enough to get the gears turning in your head again.1.

Write about two people who grow up together, eventually part ways, move to different sides of the country, and somehow still end up unintentionally running into each other very frequently for the rest of their lives.

Did this make you think of other things that might frustrate a character — or things that frustrate you? And if you don’t want to miss future posts with writing prompts, follow the blog — you can sign up below.

It’s so easy to fall into its clutches, spending hours at your laptop (or notebook or typewriter) writing sentence after sentence only to cross every one out.

It can be easy to get stuck in a rut or stick to what you know, but writing prompts are all about chucking you out of your comfort zone and getting you thinking and writing very quickly.

Our editors have put together a worksheet of 25 failsafe writing prompts – fill in your details at the bottom of this post and we’ll email it over to you straight away.

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