Not all creative writing prompts are the same. There are different types that help you with different aspects of story telling
The most common type of prompt is a story starter. These give you a situation, and you have to create a story based on the situation.
The explorers held their breathes and tried to flatten themselves against the cave wall, trying to hide. In the distance, a tiny light flickered, and they heard the faint yet distinct sound of footsteps, slowly approaching. What happens next?
These prompts make you think about writing in new and unique ways
- Describe the scent of lavender without using a smell - Write a story using the following elements: A dog, a barn, and a microscope
Writing exercises won't help you with story ideas, but will help you develop your writing skills
Our creative writing prompts on Etsy go further than all of these. They are genre specific and will guide you through a complete story