50 Prompts to Cure Writer’s Block

Ideen, die deine Kreativität in Gang setzen

by M. W. Fischer

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1. Remember the last day you had outside in the sun. What would have happened if a flying saucer had appeared in the sky?

2. What would happen if your older self met your current self?

3. You pick up somebody else’s coat accidentally. Something in the pocket makes you suspect the owner of supernatural talents.

4. You find an injured fairy by the side of the road. How did it get there?

5. Think about the more prudish person you know. Now sit him/her next to somebody behaving inappropriately on a train.

6. Imagine you can travel back in time to give yourself one piece of advice. What would it be?

7. Think about your favourite teacher. If he or she was hiding a super power what would it be?

8. Think of your last job interview or school lesson. In what way would it have been different if you were deaf?

9. You find a letter from your grandmother that was never sent. Why not?

10. You’re heading up an evil crime organisation. What do you call yourself and why?

11. Think of somebody younger than you – a brother, sister or friend. Imagine he/she wants to become your superhero sidekick. How would he/her try to impress you?

12. Which two of your friends get on the least well? What if they were the only ones who could save the world and they had to work together?

13. Look into your family tree. Is there somebody nobody knows anything about? Make up an explanation.

14. Think of a child in your life. Write a page designed to make him/her fall on the floor with laughter.

15. Think of a nursery rhyme. What if it was set in modern day London?

16. Think about the last good decision you made. What would have happened if you’d made the wrong choice?

17. Take your neighbourhood in 100 years‘ time. Write an opening describing your street.

18. Look at the nearest object to you. What would its life be like if it could understand every word you say?

19. Take your favourite plot from a film. Re-write the opening as if it’s set in a different time period.

20. Think of a wish. Now imagine the granting of the wish has unexpected consequences.

21. Think about your most offbeat friend. What if he/she had to save the world?

22. Remember your favourite fairy tale. Put yourself in the position of the villain. What drives you?

23. Imagine that the earth has been destroyed and your family are one of the first to settle on a new planet. What do you do for a job?

24. There are three of you: a good one, a balanced one and an evil one. How did this come about?

25. Look at the front page of your local newspaper Could there be a conspiracy behind the main headline?

26. What is the least convenient personal habit for a detective? Write about that detective.

27. You’re about to embark on a dangerous mission. Write a letter to your loved ones for them to open if you don’t make it.

28. You wake up in the wrong body. Whose body are you in and why?

29. Take the names of the songs on your favourite albums. What if they were chapter headings?

30. Think of your favourite place by the coast. Describe the scene if the sea level were 10 metres higher.

31. Look through your photographs until you find one with a stranger in the background. Write a fictional account of his/her five minutes leading up to the taking of the photograph.

32. Think of the person you’d least like to spend time with. Imagine you’ve broken down and he/she is the only one who can help.

33. Think of your favourite scene from a book. Rewrite it from somebody else’s perspective.

34. Would you ever license a robot version of yourself?

35. You’re on a jury and you distrust one of your fellow jurors. Why?

36. Next time you have a dream, write it down. Write a story continuing the dream.

37. Imagine you’re a criminal. Write a letter to your best friend asking for forgiveness.

38. Think of a celebrity you dislike. Now imagine your wedding if a member of your family brought him/her as a date.

39. Look at the last message you sent. What would have happened if you’d accidentally sent it to your mum?

40. Imagine you’re been jailed for a crime you didn’t do. Write a letter to your mum.

41. What was the last thing you lost that never turned up? Write a story describing something that may have happened to it.

42. Think of a villain from history. Imagine you’re both teenagers in school detention together.

43. Imagine you could do the last week again. What would you do differently?

44. Look at the dating section in your local paper. Write a fictional account about the first date between one of the advertisers and a reader.

45. Imagine you’re a member of the opposite sex for a day. How would you spend your time?

46. What if your favourite pet could talk?

47. Recall the best present you ever received. Imagine it being given to somebody with different interests. How does he/she react on opening the present?

48. Ask your parents how they met. In what way would their first meeting have been different if your dad had had a parrot on his shoulder?

49. Google your own name. Find somebody with the same name. Write a piece describing the thoughts he/she might have whilst brushing his/her teeth.

50. If you lived 100 years ago, what job would you be doing?

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