Writing Prompts That Don't Suck

Use all of this stuff in your story:

a high-powered CEO who is hiding his identity as a vampire, a grungy ’50s-themed diner, a bottle filled with blue liquid


Write about a meeting in a corporate office that goes horribly, horribly wrong. Be sure to include something supernatural or really weird.


Use all of these nouns in your story:

an unlabeled can of soup, a cigarette pack filled with M&M’s, an unrequited crush


Hey, this thing still works! How about a writing prompt? Use these things in your story.

a snake-oil salesman, a backyard cookout, a malfunctioning vacuum cleaner

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Use this line of dialogue in your story.

"I don’t want to fail just because other people have terrible taste."


Start your story with this sentence:

Every morning I wake up in the armpit of this alien world.


All of this stuff. Use it in your story.

Genre: tragicomedy
Person: a psychic pizza-delivery woman
Problem: There’s a funeral, but the casket is empty.


Use all of these brilliant words in your wondrous story:

jigger, lampoon, cavalcade, amalgamate, tableau, phosphorescence, paraphernalia


Write a story with these three things in it.

a slightly incompetent jazz band, a locket, a gross of plastic dinosaurs



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