2000+ Writing Prompts: Story Ideas for Writers

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? 

2000+ Writer Prompts: Story Ideas for Writers contains a wide range of prompts to help you overcome writer’s block and get your creative juices flowing. Whether you’re writing a memoir, a thriller, or a romance novel, our prompts will help you develop your characters, plot, and setting.

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You’ll receive over 2000 story ideas in a wide variety of genres including: drama, romance, spy/undercover, paranormal, horror, memoir, murder mystery / triller, kids/family, war stories, science fiction, fantasy, action and adventure, parenting, artificial intelligence, dystopian/post-apocalyptic, angels/demons, serial killers, kidnappings, heartwarming and inspirational, success stories, ghost stories,  stories about teachers, electricians, plumbers, hackers, police, lawyers, firefighters, scientists, and so much more! Not only does this book have THOUSANDS of story ideas, it ALSO includes THREE CHAPTERS of warm-ups to kick your writing in gear using your imagination to prevent writer’s block.

Warm-Ups for Writer’s Block

Pretend everyday objects have no names. Think about what you would name them based on what they do, what you can use them for, and what they look like. For example, a pencil could be called a “word wand” or a “thought stick,” while a stapler might be a “paper binder” or a “fastener tool.”

Describe a dragon in detail. The dragon towers over you, its scales gleaming in the sunlight. Its eyes are like pools of molten gold, and its wings stretch out to either side, casting a shadow over the ground below. You can feel the heat emanating from its body, and the sound of its deep, rumbling breaths fills the air.

You wake up one day to find out that you have the power to teleport—where would you go first?

Imagine a world where everyone has a superpower. What would be the consequences of this?

The first chapter includes a variety of prompts designed to spark creativity and help writers overcome any mental blocks they may be experiencing. The prompts cover a wide range of topics, from fantastical scenarios like having the power to teleport or living in a world without books, to more personal prompts like writing a letter to someone from your past or describing a place that inspires you. There are also prompts that challenge writers to create new inventions or societies, as well as prompts that focus on action-packed scenes like high-speed chases and daring escapes.

Warm-Ups for Dialogue

Create a conversation based on this: The detective interviews the witness in a murder case, trying to piece together what happened on the night of the crime. The witness is nervous and hesitant to share information, but the detective’s gentle questioning eventually leads them to reveal a crucial piece of evidence that helps crack the case.

Rewrite this. Change the names. Give each person expressions and emotions:
Elliot: (Whispering) “John, look! Look over there, it’s a zombie!”
John: (Whispering) “Shh! Don’t move, it hasn’t seen us yet. Let’s just stay as quiet and still as we can.”

Write a conversation between two characters who are stranded on a deserted island.

Write a dialogue-only scene: Two friends who have just had a falling out try to reconcile their differences, airing their grievances and apologizing for their mistakes while attempting to rebuild their friendship.

The second chapter is a list of warm-ups for writers who want to create interesting dialogue. This wide variety of writing prompts is designed to help writers practice writing conversations between different characters in different situations. Some of the prompts include imagining a conversation between two people who are complete opposites, writing a conversation between two animals, or writing a dialogue between two coworkers who have a crush on each other. Other prompts include writing a conversation between a parent and their child about a difficult topic, and writing a debate between two politicians on a controversial issue. These prompts are designed to help writers practice writing dialogue that is engaging, realistic, and true to the characters involved.

Scene Warmups

Continue this creepy scene: Allison felt a chill run down her spine as she realized she was being stalked by an unknown figure, her footsteps echoing ominously in the darkness. Her heart was racing as she tried to stay calm and figure out a way to escape. She knew that she was in grave danger, and that her life could be in jeopardy at any moment.

Write from the perspective of a character who is stuck in an abandoned building.

Finish the scene: The smell of freshly baked bread wafted through the air as Maria stepped into the quaint little bakery. She couldn’t help but smile as she looked around at the colorful pastries and cakes on display.

What if humans discovered a planet inhabited by sentient robots?

Construct an origin story for a magical creature.

Continue this emergency scene: The first responders rushed to the scene of the accident, sirens blaring and lights flashing as they prepared to save lives. The chaos of the scene was overwhelming, with injured people screaming for help and debris scattered everywhere. The first responders worked quickly and efficiently, using their training and expertise to triage the wounded and transport them to the hospital.

The third chapter is a list of writing prompts for writers who want to practice character development and writing short scenes. This includes a variety of imaginative scenarios designed to inspire creativity and spark the imagination. From exploring alternate worlds and realities to delving into the minds of complex characters, these prompts offer endless possibilities for writers looking to hone their craft and develop their skills. Many prompts ask you to “continue the scene” after a few sentences have been provided for you. Other times you are asked to create a character who is facing a difficult moral dilemma. Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, these prompts are sure to challenge and inspire you, helping you to create compelling characters and engaging stories that will captivate readers and keep them coming back for more.

Character Development Warm-Ups

Write about a character who is struggling with addiction.

Describe the intentions of a mysterious witch who appears at a crossroad and grants strange and impossible wishes.

Create a few paragraphs about a supernatural being that takes over the body of a human and has to deal with the consequences.

Action and Adventure Writing Prompts, Drama Story Writing Prompts, Mystery Writing Prompts, and Thriller Writing Prompts are just the beginning! This eBook covers everything! 

These prompts are meant to be fun and engaging, while also providing writers with the opportunity to explore new ideas and push their creative boundaries. By using these prompts, writers can break out of their comfort zones and discover new ways to approach their writing, ultimately leading to more prolific and satisfying work.

Romance and Relationship Writing Prompts, Kids and Family Story Writing Prompts, Parenting Story Ideas, and Memoir Writing Prompts are also included in this thoughtful ebook! 

There are hundreds of writing prompts and story ideas involving spies, undercover agents, hackers, CIA, spy teams, Secret Service, FBI, investigative journalists, double agents, and super spies. There is also a great chapter with war story writer prompts which can include historical fiction, your personal stories, or creative writing. This ebook is jammed pack with hundreds of spy writing prompts, war story writing prompts, and undercover agent writing prompts. Real wars, fictional wars, medics, POWs, every branch of the military, special missions, and underground navigation! 

As if that wasn’t enough, this ebook 2000 Writing Prompts for Writers also has hundreds of writing prompts for the scariest horror stories, spooky paranormal ghost stories, and worlds of incredible fantasy. Whether you want inspiration for wizards, witches, demons, angels, gods, spirits, or a mysterious phenomenon under the city, there are plenty of writing prompts here. In the paranormal section, we learn of ghosts in homes, vehicles, castles, theaters, submarines, ships, aircraft, hotels, and virtually everywhere. Some ghosts are children, others want revenge. Some ghost story prompts suggest that the characters have captured the paranormal evidence on film or there are many witnesses.

The science-fiction section covers alien life, outer space, time travel, cloning, mysterious mutated creatures, virtual reality, magical relics, experimental drugs, mind control, super powers, artificial intelligence, super soldiers, shapeshifting creatures, weather control, multiple dimensions, and interstellar war. This ebook is jammed pack with hundreds of science fiction writing prompts, fantasy story writing prompts, paranormal ghost story writing prompts, and horror story writing prompts. The horror stories vary from serial killers, evil entities, kidnapping, supernatural stalkers, and all sorts of creepy inspiration for writing the most horrific, terrifying tales.  

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