Writing should be enjoyable, right? As there’s not so much fun around right now, here are 30 creative writing prompts for you to enjoy! They will also spark your imagination and release your creativity – what’s not to like? πŸ™‚ Why not do one a day for the next 30 days? If you write stories from a Christian perspective for children/teens, you will love this!

These are the rules:

  • Pen and paper only. (Sorry, technophiles. This is so you can’t edit.) If you have a beautiful notebook waiting to be used, now’s the perfect time to fill those pages.
  • No editing. Just allow your creative side to run free.
  • If a topic doesn’t grab you, move on to the next one.
  • Write for as long or as short a time as you wish. Two minutes, or two hours – keep writing as long as you are enjoying it.
  • You have to have a nice coffee/glass of wine/favourite drink and a cookie/chocolate bar/bowl of cherries/cream doughnut/tub of ice-cream (insert your own delicious treat here!) by your side as you write. (If anyone asks why, tell them you’re just following the rules.)
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Here are your topics:

  1. You are in a spaceship headed for… because…
  2. You have an exciting/terrible secret…
  3. You find a message in a bottle washed up on the beach…
  4. Digging in your garden, you find a bone…
  5. Write about a book you have read recently, or a film you have watched. What can you learn from it, for your own writing?
  6. Write a prayer for the children of the world.
  7. Your least favourite person in the world is coming for dinner…
  8. During a walk in the park, a dog runs up and speaks to you… (you weren’t expecting THAT – or maybe you were…)
  9. You have won a prize! Yay! What for, and what have you won?
  10. You are on a boat. After drifting off to sleep, you wake up and find yourself alone…
  11. Everyone in your family has a super power…
  12. An article all about you appears in the national press! What’s it all about?
  13. Massive flying beasts have taken over your local supermarket…
  14. Suddenly you are ten years old again (or the age of your intended readers)…
  15. Give the titles of ten novels you’d like to write before you die (take hold of the life that is truly life).
  16. If you could change one thing in your world, what would it be?
  17. Oh no, the panic buyers are at it again…
  18. There’s been a natural disaster, and you’re off to help…
  19. You’ve been invited to be an extra in your favourite TV show, but something goes wrong…
  20. You’ve just found out the ghastly vase you inherited is worth a fortune, and nobody knows but you…
  21. Everything has gone wrong today…
  22. Everything has gone right today…
  23. You are in solitary confinement, writing to your family…
  24. What are you bad at?
  25. What are you good at? (Come on, there are loads of things!)
  26. Oh my word – you can fly!
  27. Community. What does that mean to you these days?
  28. What do you fear?
  29. What do you love? Write a list, and expand if you wish.
  30. Every night you turn into a white cat…

Enjoy! These should take you pretty much through the new month of lockdown, in you are in the UK. If not, they should take you through the next 30 days or so. πŸ™‚

If you would like to download these as a downloadable, printable pdf, please click here:

We are going through a difficult time, but there’s no reason not to have a bit of light-hearted fun. Do come over to the Write for a Reason Community Facebook group and share your writing, and share this page with your friends in writing groups so they can have some fun, too. Let’s encourage each other!

Stay safe,

white kitten

Janet

P.S. People have been asking about the next Write for a Reason Academy. God willing, I will open registration in December for a January start. I hope that will suit you. Do let your friends know. πŸ™‚

30 Fun Creative Writing Prompts
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