Visit a random place in the world using
Genie to inspire an adventure or just a descriptive text.
your environment: room, home, town,
conduct an interview based on your topic
media - radio, TV, internet
film - movies and documentaries
music you like
pictures, photos, paintings
dreams you've had
memories of times you enjoyed or didn't
discussion and brainstorming
literature/stories through a response
Pick 6 random letters and make a sentence out
of them (each letter as the first letter of a word). Write a
story, paragraph, etc. about them.
Pick a color and think of what emotions it
reminds you. Then, write something using that emotion.
Write a summary of a book you read using
another character’s point of view.
With a friend, write a poem where each person
writes every other word.
Look in the phone book for names, and use
those to inspire a story or poem.
Find an article in the newspaper and write
from the point of view of someone in that situation.
Write a book, movie, or music review.
Try to remember a situation a friend told you
about (such as that they were lost in a city in a foreign
country) and apply a character from above into that situation.
Figure out what they would do and let the story go from there.
Start a story with this sentence: "Her
history teacher, Mrs. Brown, had read the e-mail!"
The Nine Aspects of Life
· The adventure of life is to learn.
· The purpose of life is to grow.
· The nature of life is to change.
· The challenge of life is to overcome.
· The essence of life is to care.
· The opportunity of life is to serve.
· The secret of life is to dare.
· The spice of life is to befriend.
· The beauty of life is to give.
~ William Arthur Ward
After completing a solo camping trip, a woman
gets her film developed and discovers that several photos are of
her … sleeping. (From 1,001 Prompts)
“That was the moment I wished I could
remember what we’d been taught.” (from How to Write Fiction)
“She’s been told.” (from How to Write
“When a man knows he is to be hanged in a
fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” (Samuel
A man sneezes painfully. He looks into his
handkerchief and finds something that looks like a microchip.
(From 1,001 Prompts)
“The place is very well and quiet and the
children scream only in a low voice.” (Byron)