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We’ve collected a huge list of the best writing prompts submitted by readers and writers on our creative writing courses.

Sorted by genre, we hope these fantastic story ideas will give you the jump-start you’ve been looking for.


If you’re looking for a specific genre, you can use the links below to jump to different categories of prompts:

Help for Crime Writers

If you’re here looking for crime writing prompts, or just interested in the genre, we’re running a free online crime-writing masterclass on 29th March.

Just click the button below to register – even if you can’t attend live, we’ll send you the recording and slides afterwards so that you don’t miss out:

Fantasy Writing Prompts

Horror Writing Prompts

Mystery Writing Prompts

Romance Writing Prompts

Sci-Fi Writing Prompts

Writing 101

Okay, so now you’ve got some inspiration – but what if you’re having problems writing characters, dialogue or setting?

Well don’t worry, because we’ve put together a hub of all the writing resources and practical tips you need to work towards becoming a better writer.

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