Creative Writing prompts



A collection of creative writing prompts to trigger rich experiences, memories and ideas to get your writing process started. Sometimes, all we need is the match to light the fire and the spark to give the flame.

The direction you take these writing prompts is totally up to you. You can use them to free-associate or brainstorm other ideas;you can substitute other words. One of these creative writing prompts might serve as the opening line of your novel, essay or be the topic for a poem.

You might find yourself forgetting the original writing prompts and heading off in a new direction all on your own.

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Use the creative writing prompts below to provide some substance to your memoirs, journals, fiction or non-fiction work.



Some Creative Writing Prompts

  1. My favourite childhood toy was.......
  2. My favourite childhood game was.....
  3. The best movie I have ever seen is.......
  4. Growing up I loved to play.......
  5. One of the best books I have ever read is......
  6. If it weren’t too late I would......
  7. If I could have my childhood again I would......
  8. I regret never having.....
  9. Growing up my favourite sport was.......
  10. I don’t get the opportunity to enjoy it often but I love to.....
  11. 10 things I loved about me while growing up.
  12. It makes me angry when....
  13. I would love to learn to.......
  14. I believe in.....
  15. As I listen to......
  16. My favourite place is.........
  17. Where does time go?
  18. Money causes.....
  19. 20 Things I enjoy doing.
  20. Someone I would really like to meet is.........
  21. This week I have avoided........
  22. I would love to be a...........
  23. My favourite exercise is......
  24. I love to play......
  25. I love...........
  26. My best friend is.......
  27. I am a romantic, I love to......
  28. Ten things I would like to change about myself.......
  29. I have always wanted to.......
  30. If I could go back to school I would.......
  31. I once met.....
  32. It’s my experience.....
  33. If God could.....
  34. The amount of money I spend.......
  35. I secretly enjoy....
  36. My parents think that....
  37. I’d have more money if.........
  38. I’d have more time if......
  39. Learning to ...........myself is...........
  40. What makes me feel weird about.........
  41. My favourite song  ............
  42. I love to wear.........
  43. I worry about....
  44. People with money......
  45. Describe your favourite room.
  46. List some of your childhood accomplishments.
  47. My favourite childhood foods were.....
  48. I have a habit of........
  49. Someone I secretly admire is.........
  50. List five people you admire. Write what you like about them. Have they influenced you in any way?
  51. Compare 2 different things. What you actually like and why you should really like something else.
  52. Write about someone who has died but meant a lot to you.
  53. Write about someone who is dead who you would have liked to have met. What traits do you think that they could have taught you?
  54. What happened to you this week?
  55. It was difficult for me to realise........
  56. What is your favourite season?
  57. Ten items I would love to own.
  58. Having money is not.....
  59. Describe yourself at sixty. What do you look like? What have you learnt?
  60. Describe yourself at six.


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