Overcome Writer’s Block With These 50+ Writing Prompts

Whether you’re a new writer or a seasoned author, writOvercome writer's block - 50+ Writing Promptsing prompts are a great way to practice your craft and can help you overcome writer’s block. Below is a list of some simple ideas that will help you flex your creative muscles and hone your skills.

  1. Your best friend just told your coworkers/classmates an embarrassing secret about you.
  2. You’re at a restaurant when a girl in a prom dress leaves the bathroom with toilet paper trailing from her shoe.
  3. You’ve been locked in a shopping mall overnight.
  4. What did your parents teach you about parenting?
  5. Have you turned into your mother?
  6. You’re on the highway when the car in front of you throws a duffel bag out of the window.
  7. You’re walking past a pet store and see a dog in the window that looks exactly like your childhood friend, Fido.
  8. You witness a bank truck crash into a light pole and money is flying everywhere.
  9. You stumble across the ruins of an old house but it looks like someone is still living there.
  10. You wake up and realize it’s yesterday. What would you do differently?
  11. Channel your parents and describe yourself as a child through their eyes.
  12. Time travel is real and you are going back in time to meet              . What would you do and say?
  13. You’re on a solo trip across the ocean in a sailboat. What happens?
  14. You’re in your parents’ attic and come across an old box of photos that surprise you.
  15. You’re heading out on a cross-country road trip with your best friends. What do you do?
  16. You find a baby in a blanket on your doorstep.
  17. Describe your first memory.
  18. What’s one thing you believed in as a child that you wished you believed in now?
  19. Describe a time in your life when you had to overcome something difficult.
  20. Where do you want to be in five years? Ten?
  21. You just found a bag of $1 million on a park bench. What do you do?
  22. A person you’re casually dating leaves a little black book at your place. What do you do?
  23. Coffee or tea?
  24. Are you living your best life?
  25. You’re 16 and your parents just caught you making a really big mistake.
  26. What’s your favorite classic novel and why? What about your least favorite?
  27. What would you do if you lost electricity for one month?
  28. Are you prepared for a disaster?
  29. You win a vacation and get to go anywhere in the world. Where do you go?
  30. Are you a dog person or a cat person? Why?
  31. Your spouse decides to run for president. How do you feel about this?
  32. Write about your 10th birthday.
  33. Write about your biggest fear. What could you do to overcome it?
  34. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  35. Does good always win over evil?
  36. If you could change one thing about your daily life, what would it be?
  37. What is one skill that you wish you had?
  38. Describe the qualities you most admire in your best friend/significant other.
  39. You’re in a cabin in the woods and hear strange noises outside.
  40. A mysterious package arrives on your doorstep with no return address.
  41. What if WE are the ones living in an alternate universe?
  42. You are given the choice of living your life the way it is or going back and changing one thing, regardless of its impacts. What do you choose?
  43. If you could live during any time period, what would it be?
  44. Imagine being colorblind. Or, if you’re colorblind, imagine not being colorblind.
  45. What do you think you’ll be like in 20 years?
  46. Discuss areas where you could improve yourself. Be honest!
  47. Do animals have souls?
  48. You wake up and are on top of a mountain, all alone.
  49. You’re in the middle of an auditorium and everyone is staring at you.
  50. You find out your child is a bully.
  51. You’ve just finished an expensive meal and realize you forgot your wallet.
  52. It’s your turn to host book club and everyone hates the book you picked.
  53. Your best friend calls to tell you she committed a horrible crime.

Hopefully a few of these prompts helped you overcome the dreaded writer’s block and you’re off writing your next masterpiece!


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