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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Words from Friends: ‘Life can be weird, so why can’t stories be weirder?’

M. Jonathan Lee is a British author and mental health advocate. He is here today to speak about his writing process, the journey writing can take, and why it’s important to be fluid in life.

You can find him on Twitter as @MJonathanLee, and read lots of his writings in The Huffington Post.

Content Warning: Reference/Mention of suicide (paragraph 2).

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Words from Friends: My Personal Opinion on the Hijab

judy Judy is an MA English Literature student at Aberystwyth University. During Ramadan this year, she took the time to explain what wearing the hijab as part of her religion meant to her. I’m very excited to share her opinion as the first of this new series, ‘Words from Friends’, where I aim to publicise different voices about issues that are important to them.

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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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