Whether you are just starting out at writing or suffering from writer’s block, writing prompts can be the perfect cure. Here is a 30 day challenge of writing prompts to help give your creativity a helping hand. The stories can be as short as you like and it is totally fine to mix them up, miss days and spread the challenge out over a longer period of time. Make it yours. I start today!
Day 1: Write about the last train.
Day 2: Write about the last time you cried.
Day 3: Writing prompt – I looked in the mirror and I didn’t see me.
Day 4: Write about a confession you wish you never made.
Day 5: Write a story that takes place over 24 hours in one room.
Day 6: Write something that begins with a character throwing a coin into a fountain.
Day 7: Writing prompt – He had lived his entire life in this house, but he was standing in a hallway he had never seen before.
Day 8: Put your playlist on shuffle, write something using the first phrase of that song.
Day 9: Convey a mood as your character walks down the street. Don’t tell us how he or she feels.
Day 10: Write about people you should never underestimate.
Day 11: Write about long distance friends who meet for the first time in 15 years.
Day 12: Start a story with somebody opening a door.
Day 13: Write about a boy who saw things differently.
Day 14: Describe the days of the week as if they were people
Day 15: Describe the seasons as if they were four friends.
Day 16: Write about what you learned last winter.
Day 17: Write about the three most powerful emotions.
Day 18: Writing prompt – It took so long to leave because…
Day 19: Write about the secret love of your life.
Day 20: Write about a mystery that hasn’t been solved.
Day 21: Write about what you wish you had said.
Day 22: Writing prompt – Do your best to forget me because I won’t hesitate to forget you.
Day 23: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now?
Day 24: Write about a piece of jewellery. Who does it belong to?
Day 25: Go people watching and write an ode to a stranger you see on the street.
Day 26: Rewrite a fairy tale. Give it a new ending or make it modern.
Day 27: Write about a piece of furniture in your home.
Day 28: Search online for colour palettes and be inspired to write by one you resonate with.
Day 29: Write about your 21st birthday.
Day 30: Write about a gift you have given or received.