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Writing Prompt Generator

Welcome to the Writing Prompt Generator! Use this idea generator to generate thousands of possibilities for writing prompts. Have fun!

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10 tips for coming up with writing prompts

  1. Brainstorm a list of topics that you’re passionate about.
  2. Think of current events in the news and how they might make good topics.
  3. Look at your life and think of an interesting creative prompt that could tie in to it.
  4. Check out the trending and popular sections on social media platforms.
  5. Be inspired by quotes, artwork, or literature.
  6. Examine a problem in society and come up with a creative idea to solve it.
  7. Look at old photo albums to bring back memories and provide writing prompts.
  8. Look up interesting facts and stories and spin them into writing prompts.
  9. Use concepts from science, math, and other academic topics
  10. Discuss current political topics and issues.

Writing Prompts

If you're looking for writing prompts, you've come to the right place. We've got an assortment of non-fiction, fiction, and children's writing prompts for you to choose from.

Why should you use a Writing Prompt Generator?

Using a Writing Prompt Generator can be a great way to get creative juices flowing and help you come up with ideas you wouldn't have otherwise thought of. It can be especially helpful when I'm stuck in a creative slump and don't know what to write about, because it can spur new ideas and get me out of the rut. It can also be a fun way to explore random topics and surprise myself with ideas I didn't know I had. In addition, it can add structure to my writing process, because the prompts will provide me with limitations that can motivate me to come up with creative solutions.

So many ideas, but can I use the writing prompts for free?

All random writing prompts created with this tool are 100% free to use without any need to provide credit (although we do appreciate the occasional shoutout). Be a little careful though, as there is always a small chance that an idea already belongs to someone else.

Is there a limit to how much I can generate with this random Writing Prompt Generator?

There's thousands of writing prompts in this Writing Prompt Generator, so you won't need to be worried that we'll run out anytime soon. Just have fun with it.

For even more ideas and some additional options, be sure to also check out the Writing Prompt Generator over on The Story Shack.