Category: creative writing prompts

If you found out you could only keep one memory, what would it be and why?

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

                                                        ― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

Write about your main character’s first love, or if they don’t have one about something they love. 

Write about your school day from the point of view of your pen or pencil. 

Write the beginning of a story that ends in a cliff hanger. 

Write about your main character’s family. If they don’t have one, then write about someone of great importance to your main character, their best friend, guardian or some one like that.

Families:
What are they like?
Do they fight a lot, do they have sing alongs, or something else?
Does your main character have siblings? Names?
What’s the character’s relationship with their family?
How did their parents meet?
Parents’ jobs?
Any fun family memories?

Other:
What’s their relationship like?
How did they come by each other?
Do they get mistaken for family?
Who takes care of who?
Do they live together?
Any important memories?

The wind shows us how close to the edge we are.

                                        –Joan Didion

Write about a character with a strange phobia.

Use the sentence in a paragraph:

“You cant even fathom the poetic value of cake.“

Write a horror story about your favorite childhood song.