25 Creative Writing Prompts

Do you ever want just want to write?

You just get that urge to see your ink make curves and lines on crisp paper, to make coherent, pretty, words, but nothing happens?

Writers block can be so very frustrating, and usually the best way to get over it is to just write something… build words to get over the block and then… of you go! Well, thats the theory anyway.

Or maybe you are just starting out on your writing journey and you need a little extra inspiration?

Perhaps you are shifting from non-fiction to prose or poetry and you want a few ideas to get you started?

Here is a quick list of creative writing prompts you can use to inspire your writing… they are non-prescriptive, fluid and open. You can use them however you wish.

  1. Down the garden path
  2. Look up
  3. My heart was troubled
  4. A blessing
  5. Close the cover
  6. Unbelievable
  7. What’s going on?
  8. Just wait
  9. We are not dressed for the cold
  10. Point to the sky
  11. Dirt under nails
  12. A calendar has a month missing
  13. A pile of wrapped presents
  14. Sleeping dogs
  15. Something loved and lost
  16. A metal butterfly
  17. Daisy chains
  18. I am still upset
  19. Wild flowers
  20. You will never see it again
  21. Baking bread
  22. A dream catcher
  23. Holes in the wall
  24. He sat beside you
  25. Wind up radio

How will you use these prompts? What will you write?
Feel free to share anything you write…


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Katherine is a mixed media artist, art teacher, writer, designer, photographer – and mum of 2 – who works and lives in North Devon, nestled in the woods on a little smallholding. She has a BA in Performance Studies, an MA in Fine Art, and an MFA in photography, alongside a background in early years childhood and special education. Katherine uses her artistic talents, passion for helping people, and unique creativity to create articles, courses and classes that promote creativity, artistic skills, self expression and well-being. She believes in the power of the creative arts and how engaging with them can improve so many aspects of life.
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