Category: creative writing prompts

Write a piece that illustrates the saying:

No good deed goes unpunished.

Words associated with money:

frugal

interest

investment

poverty

coin

debit

swindle

save

mortgage

affluent

IOU

finance

arrears

paucity

prosperity

destitute

debtor

credit

shark

con

spendthrift

scam

I’ve gone down in flames so many times before. How is this any different?

Pick an activity and write about someone doing it for the first time. Be sure to give your character a personality; don’t just describe the action.

Words associated with flying:

soar

drift

float

wing

air

bird’s eye

flutter

lift

current

glide

rise

take off

hover

levitate

luff

dive

sky

flap

float

Words associated with light:

illuminate 

brighten

candle

luminous

shine

star

gleam

brilliant

spark 

radiant

luster

streak

glow

blaze

ember

glare

dazzle

glimmer

ray

sun

sparkle

At first, the message didn’t seem like a threat.

The ancestors of someone you know have a message for you. They come to you in a dream. Write the dream—and remember, dreams are never direct or linear.

Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.

                                                                   —Orson Scott

Write a paragraph about a place you’ve never seen but always wanted to visit.