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25 {MORE} Writing Prompts

25 {MORE} Writing Prompts

A few months ago, I posted 25 writing prompts – there were a few topics I’d wanted to write about that were floating around in my head and I thought I’d share them on my blog.

You can find the first “25 Writing Prompts” here.

Since then, I’ve come up with some more – I hope these will inspire you to write, or give you some direction if you’re sitting around with a will to write but nothing to write about!

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1. Give a tour of the home you grew up in.

2. Tell about a time you were wrong.

3. Pick an object next to you, and write down what it is  – let your stream of consciousness tell the rest of the story (if I were to use this prompt right now, my story would start with, “The blue pen…”)

4. Pick your favorite name and write a character sketch for a person with that name.

5. Write a letter to your unborn child. It’s okay if you don’t have children, don’t want children, or are done having children – that might make it more interesting.

6. Write a letter to a grandparent and tell them about your day.

7. Describe your car using your senses – how does it smell, how does the steering wheel feel, how does the radio sound?

8. Tell the story of how you met your best friend.

9. If you had to be an animal for a day, what would it be? Tell about your day.

10. Write the first chapter to a novel you have no intention of ever finishing.

11. Write the last chapter to a novel you have no intention of ever starting.

12. Pretend you’re underwater, and write about how it feels.

13. What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?

14. Tell someone from the early 1900’s about the Internet. Or TV. Or better yet, YOUR CELL PHONE.

15. Who makes you feel the happiest? Tell that person “thank you” in a letter.

16. What do you want to accomplish before you die?

17. Why do you love your favorite movie?

18. How does music sound to you?

19. Write about something you’re afraid of – explain why you’re afraid.

20. Explain how to do something in five steps (it can be anything – how to do laundry, how to file your taxes, how to write a book – the more random and difficult to explain, the better).

21. Tell a story using a TV commercial to inspire your setting and characters (example: a pretty lady getting out of a car, an overly-perky mom vacuuming her spotless floor).

22. Describe what it’s like to eat your favorite food – the texture, the taste, the feelings associated with it.

23. Write about your day…only, change your race and/or gender.

24. If you were a color, what color would you be?

25. Write about a pet that used to be in your life.

You can find the first “25 Writing Prompts” here.


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Always great ideas! I like the name/character sketch. In MS we used to go to the mall and try to guess people’s names. It provided hours of entertainment!

some of those a great.

Such thought provoking prompts. The fear one and the one about writing a day from the perspective of another gender or race would stretch writing skills for sure.

Gosh you’re going to make me have to think! Agh! Great ideas.

Bookmarked for future reference. 🙂

What a great list of writing ideas. Pinning.

These are wonderful ideas! Back when the internet was new, I would spend hours scouring it for writing prompt ideas as I loved journaling before having kids. 🙂 I remember searching for groups and databases for them… I should have been spending that time WRITING! LOL!

I love your creative ideas and will be using them!

Maybe I should go do this…

Thank you for this resource, Carrie. I am a Music teacher that is required to incorporate writing into my curriculum. Since I am not formally trained to teach writing to children, it is a little frightening. These types of prompts will help me get my feet wet. Musically, Kathleen

Great post! I’m always getting writers block haha

Thank you for these, Carrie! Love ’em!

Will be sharing these with my closed FB group, Barefoot Journaling Chronicles. I know they’re gonna love it too. Thank you for sharing. (sorry I’m a couple years late to the conversation). If you’d be interested in joining my group, would be happy to welcome you in…just ask for my link. 🙂

The one about the ‘unborn child’ hit me pretty hard. I lost a baby on Mother’s Day 1991 after only knowing one week that I was pregnant. Divorced from my first husband…but we mourned the loss of that little life…and I still do. Would be amazing to write a ‘love letter’ to my little cherub darling. Looking forward to an amazing reunion in heaven when Jesus comes.

Would love to showcase you in my journaling group…we’re a creative community.


~Evon Robinson

These are amazing 😀 I’m going to do this myself and send it to my husband as well.

Sadly I can’t see the first post about this. I think the link is broken :/

Thanks for the awesome inspiration/ideas!

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