10 creative writing prompts to help fuel your writing spark

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I have a lot of ideas, thoughts, and threads for stories – but very little time to write them. Or if I do have the time, I don’t have the energy or I feel like I’m lacking the words and writing style to give the idea justice.

So I thought I would share them here. This will most likely be the first prompt list in a series. I can’t guarantee they will all be good (if any are), but hopefully they help spark your creativity.

(I won’t lie, most of these could be considered meet-cute prompts)

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an addiction;

Re-roll –

one refresh, it won’t

cost. Has it really?

Been twelve hours?

Wasted.

In front of a screen.

Just one refresh more-

Just one I swore

Wake up – next morning:

Un-refreshed.


tiny poem I wrote when refreshing games of Battlegrounds last night instead of going to sleep x

Inertia;

I wrote this to get out my frustration after receiving my fifth publishing profession job rejection, none of which I was even successful in procuring an interview for.


I keep telling myself
that there’s no rush,
there’s still time –
that good things come
(and they will come)
to those who wait.

And wait.

And keep on waiting,
when their cheeks
are stained with salt
and buffed by paper towels.


I’m low-key terrified of the future. I’m terrified that I’m standing still, caught in an immovable current, whilst friends and peers move in new directions and face new challenges, experience new things.

I’ve been unable to write creatively for a while; so my friends gave me some “inspiration”, and I had a blast writing their quotes into short, conversational scenes between two characters.

So, meet hetero couple Alex and Lara, who radiate the same energy as this iconic Gogglebox scene:

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