We love a good prompt!
This list of 200+ creative writing 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 — whether satire or slapstick, this is an opportunity to write with your funny bone.
Drama — if you want to make people laugh and cry within the same story, this might be your genre.
Romance — one of the most popular commercial genres out there. Check these prompts out if you love writing about love.
Fantasy — the beauty of this genre is the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
Mystery — from whodunnits to cosy mysteries, it's time to bring out your inner detective.
Thriller — there's nothing like a page-turner that elicits a gasp of surprise at the end.
Historical Fiction— 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 — and then sending it out to the world. We've worked hard at creating resources to help you do just that! Check them out:
- How to Write a Short Story That Gets Published — a free, ten day course by Laura Mae Isaacman, a full-time editor who runs a book editing company in Brooklyn.
- Best Literary Magazines of 2018 — a directory of 100+ reputable magazines that accept unsolicited submissions.
- Writing Contests in 2018 — the finest writing contests of 2018 for fiction and non-fiction authors of short stories, poetry, essays and more.
Want to submit your own prompts to help inspire fellow writers? Send them to us here.