Writing Prompts

Below you will find three lists I use for writing prompts. Fancy having a go? Choose a person, a location and an object (or two) and start writing!

Don’t think too much. Don’t edit. Don’t re-read it back.

Just write.

It can be crap, but don’t worry. You will go back later when your story is finished to polish it up. It’s like “writing Cluedo” and a great way to get your juices flowing. Writing juices, that is.

Think outside the box. For example, “cane” – for me that’s a painful punishment, but for you it could be a garden cane you have used to construct a machine to contact aliens from another planet.

Try not to pick several that seem to go together. Instead of a murderer, knife and basement try a murderer at a fashion show with crocodile clips. It doesn’t have to mean “death by crocodile clips”, *laughs* but crocodile clips should be mentioned in the story somewhere!

Make it different. Fun. Entertaining. Think of the most unusual choices and scenarios and run with it.

Better still, force yourself to go down this list and pick the first word of each  (1 x person, 1x location and 1x object) to write about, and then come back and do the same with the second and third words, etc.  Or Simply go through A to Z. The possibilities are endless.

Can be used for all forms,  flash fiction, short stories, poetry or even full length novels.

Any suggestions? Let me know and I’ll add them. The weirder / most unusual  – the better.

Okay, hold onto your hats, here we go!

 

PEOPLE

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Arsonist / Artist / Action Man / Alien / Accountant / Actor / Actuary / Animal Keeper / Announcer / Aquarium Cleaner / Archaeologist / Army Cadet / Athlete / Angel / Atheist

Beauty Queen / Ballerina / Belly Dancer  / Barista / Bondage Expert / Burlesque Performer / Bartender / Brain Surgeon / Beautician / Beast

Cardiologist / Cowboy / Commander / Cook / Chef / Chief / Cartoonist /Cosplay Enthusiast / Car Mechanic / Carpenter / Chemist / Coach / Computer Geek / Curator / CIA Agent / Clown / Cuckold

Daddy’s Girl / Designer / Diva / Dom(mme) / Daddy / Diamond Smuggler / Dentist / Diplomat / Doctor / Dog Trainer / Dog Walker / Data Entry Clerk / Detective / Devil

Estate Agent / Entertainments Manager / Environmental Scientist / Envious Jilted Revenge Seeker / Electrician  / Egomaniac

Farmer / Fantasy Footballer / Freak / Flirt / Fashionista / Frogman / FBI Agent / Fashion Designer / Fire Archaeologist / Firefighter /Fitness Trainer  / Fosterer / Fetishist

Grim Reaper / Gold Digger / Gypsy / Gamer / Ghost / Gay Man / Gardener / Grave Digger

Housewife / Hitch-hiker / Hiker / Hypnotist / Health Fanatic / Human Resources Specialist (HR) / Human Doll / Hostage

Intergalactic Captain / IT Manager / Immortal Being / Immunologist

Janitor / Jeweller / Jewellery Thief

King / Kidnapee / Kidnapper

Librarian / Lesbian / Lord / Landscape Architect / Lawyer / Life Guard / Life Coach

Maid / Murderer / Milkman / Masochist/ Marine Pilot / Mathematician / Musician / Master / Movie Star / Mannequin / Monster / Minion

Nudist / Nurse /  Neo-Burlesque (or “New Burlesque”) Dancer / NASA Civil Service / Neighbour

Orthodontist / Ornithologist / Oceanographer / Orphan / Oracle

Prostitute / Pianist / Princess / Priest / Producer / Paralegal / Photographer / Physiotherapist / Physicist / Police Officer / Prosthetist / Psychologist  / Poltergeist / Porn Star

Queen / Quester

Roadie / Reader / Rabbit Breeder / Robot / Rubber Fetishist / Restaurateur / Reporter / Rapper

Shapeshifter / Spetznaz  / Sadist / Swinger / Special Reconnaissance Regiment Member / Submissive / Slave / Sugar Daddy / Stripper /Switch  / Secretary / Surveyor / Spinster  / Schoolgirl / Serial Killer / Statue / Sex Maniac

Time Traveller / Teacher / Thief

Underwater Deep Sea Expert / Unstable Girl

Vampire / Vicar / Voyeur / Vishnu

Werewolf  / Workman / Web Developer / Wildlife Biologist / Widow(er) / Wizard

Xtreme Sports Person (Yeah, I know I’m cheating!)

Yam Picker / Yodeller / Yak Owner / Yo-Yo Expert / Youth (Getting desperate!)

Zoologist / Zamba Dancer / Zombie / Zoo Keeper / Zoo Vet

 

LOCATIONS

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At Home in Front of Computer / Abattoir / Airport / Abroad / Auction House / America / Adoption Agency

Burlesque Club / Balcony / Back Garden / Black Hole / BDSM Club / Basement / Beach / Bank / Bus Stop /BDSM Meet / Bedroom

Classroom / Country Park / Cave / Commune / Cattle Market / Carpark / Clock Tower / Clubhouse / Changing Room / Control Room / Cinema / Court / Coffin

Dressing Room / Den / Department Store / Dungeon /Dating Agency /Dance School / Derelict Building / Driving School

End Of A Rainbow / Eatery / Earth’s End / Estate Agents / Elephant House / Egyptian Pyramid /

Fun Run / Factory / Fairground / Freezer / Fashion Show / Farm / Furniture Store / FBI Academy / Fantasy World

Graveyard / Garden Centre / Greenhouse / Go-Cart Track / Garage / Gazebo

Heaven / Hell / Hill / Hut / Hall of Residence / Horror Set / Halfway House /Helicopter Pad  / Hibernaculum

Iceberg / Igloo / Ice Cream Van / Italian Pizzeria / Institute for Selective Breeding / Inside a box

Jungle / Jet / Juicing Factory / Joke Shop

Kennels / Kink Shop

Laboratory / Loft / Locker Station / Lumber Yard / London

Mansion / Mars / Massage Parlour / Meadow / Meeting Room / Morgue / Mountain Range / Magic Shop

News Room / Needlework Class / Niche Department / (A) Nuclear Holocaust

Observation Post / Office (at night) / Ocean  / Orchard / Observatory

Palace / Patio / Pet Shop / Purgatory / Park Bench / Planetarium  / Prison / Pub / Private Party / Planet

Queue / Quiriguá / Qualification Centre / Quality Control Room

Railway Station / River / Restaurant / Race Track

School / Spaceship / Shower / Stage / Stable / Skate Park

Test Site / Takeaway (fast food) Shop / Tunnel / Toilet / Tower / Toy Shop / Tomb

Underwater / Utopia / Underground / Underworld /University

Vicarage / Vets / Vault / Voodoo Shop / Vacation Lodge (Holiday Home) / Van /

Wall of Fame / Wood / Work / Waiting Room / Writer’s Retreat

X-ray Room

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Zoo / Zumba Fitness Class /Zombie Apocalypse

 

OBJECTS

(and other things)

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Alarm / Ant / Apple / Answerphone / Ankle Chain

Butterfly / Butt plugs / Bowl / Butter /Brainwashing Audiobook / Boomerang / Barge (boat) / Bridge / Barbie / Button

Coin / Collar / Cane / Cage /Crown / Crocodile Clips / Chains / Cuff / Code

Doll / Drum / Dog Basket / Duster / Door / Delivery / Dragon / Demon

Elephant Grass  / E-Mail / Envelope / E-Book / Echo / Electro-Magnetic Field

Forklift truck / Flash Light / Fish /Fitness Tracker / Feather / Fur / Fetish / Flash Flood

Gnome / Garden Fork / Gun / Giant / Gem / Goals / Garlic / Gas

House / Hose / Handwritten Note / Harp / Hat / Halo /Heart

Ink Blot / Igloo / Instructions / Incense / Incinerator / Island / Incognito / Insect / Intelligent Design /

Jam / Jack-in-a-Box / Jelly / Junk / Jumble

Knot / Knife / Kettle / Koala / Karma / Karate / Kiss

Leash/Lead / Love Beads / Lounger / Letter / List

Mask / Maid Uniform / Meat Clever / Motion Detector / Mirror / Motorbike / Motorhome

No Entry Sign / Necklace / Neck / New Moon / Nipple Clamps

Orange / Obelisk / Oxygen / Orgasm / Organism / Onyx / Order of the Bath / Omen

Paddle / Party Hat / Pony / Precious Stone / Princess Dress / Pastie / Plantation / Plan

Quotations / Questionnaire / Quicksand / Quarantine  / Quest

Ring / Rope / Rat / Rain / Riding Crop / Reincarnation /

Snake / Spell book / Stone / Suitcase / Scarecrow / Secret

Tiara / Time Machine / Tank / Telephone / Top Hat / Tickler

Uniform (any) / Unicorn / Unicycle

Vase / Vibrator / Viaduct / Vein / Ventricle / Virus / Venus

Whip / Wardrobe / Webcam / Wedding Dress / Washing Machine / Watch / Wings

X-ray Eyes / Xylophone / Xmas

Yacht / Yolk / Yoghurt / Yoga

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Where will this take you?

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I will add extra when I think of them.  Feel free to add suggestions or share a link to what you have written below!

Hugs,

Yep, that's me!

 

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