200+ Writing Prompts to Inspire You

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This list of 200+ prompts has been created by the Reedsy team to help you develop a rock-solid writing routine. We’ll update it regularly, so make sure to stay tuned! Also feel free to filter through by the different genres, which includes...

Comedy β€” whether satire or slapstick, this is an opportunity to write with your funny bone.

Drama β€” if you want to make people laugh and cry within the same story, this might be your genre.

Romance β€” one of the most popular commercial genres out there. Check these prompts out if you love writing about love.

Fantasy β€” the beauty of this genre is the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Mystery β€” from whodunnits to cosy mysteries, it's time to bring out your inner detective.

Thriller β€” there's nothing like a page-turner that elicits a gasp of surprise at the end.

Historical Fictionβ€” your chance to transport readers to times gone by.

Finding inspiration is just one piece of the puzzle. What comes next is refining your skills at crafting short fiction β€” and then sending it out to the world. We've worked hard at creating resources to help you do just that! Check them out: