10 Best Creative Writing Prompts

The writer’s block is the worst thing that can happen to a writer or just a creative thinker. Some say that this is a typical trouble of creative workers across different areas of specialization. Some say it is a real disease beyond cure. Others believe that there is no such thing as writer’s block at all. However, everyone knows how it feels – you are sitting at your desk, looking at a white sheet of paper… And nothing comes to your mind as if all of your ideas have disappeared.

Writer’s block tends to strike on the spur of the moment. Most of the time, you have a lot of great ideas to write about. But when you sit down to work, they just vanish. Of course, you have a throw at your notebooks to recall the ideas you have written down before, but nothing seems good enough. You need something fresh.

Luckily, there is a great range of resources packed with creative writing ideas. Moreover, we will help you boost your creativity with this article where we discuss the most efficient topics and tips to get you inspired!

A few prompts to boost your creative writing. We have pulled together a list of inspiring topics, and you can use them as the basis for your story.  You may use them as writing exercises and, who knows, maybe one of them will come in handy when you write your novel. So enjoy the list!

  • Write about something horrible and ugly, like hate, fear, or war, but bring out something moral and beautiful in it.
  • Recall your experience of feeling yourself “out of place”, uncomfortable, confused, and awkward. Try to project your feeling on the things around you instead of just describing the way you felt.
  • Write about longing for something. Desires are a part of human life, so write about your most significant ones or describe the way you feel when you get what you've always wanted.
  • Write a ghost story. The best thing about this format is that it reveals the mystery of life beyond the tomb, but it also evokes even more mystery. You can be inspired by such writers as Henry James, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Write about a fascinating adventure or a road trip. Tell about a mysterious way-companion or some global changes that could take place when a person travels alone and has enough time to reflect upon his or her life.
  • Write about the morning time. What do you (or your character) feel, when it is time to wake up from a sound sleep? What thoughts come to your mind early in the morning before the first sip of coffee?
  • Write about the sea. What can be better than writing about a beautiful summer sunset on the beach? Or telling about a great childhood experience of launching oneself on waves? It’s going to be a lovely story for both you and your readers.
  • Write about the fall. Fall stories tend to have a special cold and gloomy atmosphere. So make the most of it!
  • Write about the view from your window. Choose the words that can make your readers feel themselves standing beside you at the window and looking at the view.

Hopefully, these tips will help you find inspiration and activate your creativity. Try to write on one of these prompts at least for fifteen minutes and you will notice how your creative juices begin to flow. Come up with some stories of your own and share them with us in the comments! Good luck and keep writing!