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Writing Prompts for Settings: June 2016

Writing Prompts for Settings

Have ideas for fascinating characters but no where to put them? We can help with this week’s writing prompts! Below, you will find four unique settings devoid of characters. As always, we would love to read any of your stories or artwork that have drawn inspiration from these or any of our featured writing prompts.

Writing Prompts-The filthy streets vibrated with a pervasive drone-June 2016-settings
The filthy streets vibrated with a pervasive drone.
Writing Prompts-The fireplace animated the shadows within the forgotten library-June 2016-settings
The fireplace animated the shadows within the forgotten library.
Writing Prompts-The forlorn voices echoed throughout the citadel-June 2016-settings
The forlorn voices echoed throughout the citadel.
Writing Prompts-The purple sands radiated heat from the two looming suns-June 2016-settings
The purple sands radiated heat from the two looming suns.

If you already have your setting in mind, check out some of our other writing prompts! Share your stories with us in the comments below or on our social media pages. And don’t forget to subscribe to our site for notifications on future posts.

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Romance Writing Prompts: June 2016

Romance Writing Prompts: June 2016

Every story needs a bit of romance. This week, we’re providing our readers with five writing prompts to add some romance to your stories. From their first encounters to the established love, we have you covered this week. Don’t forget to share the love!

Writing Prompt-He knew that he was home when her lips touched his-June 2016-Romance Prompts
He knew that he was home when her lips touched his.
Writing Prompt-Their hands met reaching for the same book-June 2016-Romance Prompts
Their hands met, reaching for the same book.
Writing Prompt-They had both completely given up on love until they met each other-June 2016-Romance Prompts
They had both completely given up on love, until they met each other.
Writing Prompt-With interlocked fingers they were ready to take on the world-June 2016-Romance Prompts
With interlocked fingers, they were ready to take on the world.
Writing Prompt-With one look in his eyes she told herself This is going to hurt when its over-June 2016-Romance Prompts
With one look in his eyes, she told herself, “This is going to hurt when it’s over.”

We now have a flash fiction that was sparked from one of these prompts!

If you’re looking for more writing prompts, look no further. We enjoy reading any of your stories that were inspired by these or any other prompts from our site! Share them in the comments, by email, or any of our social media accounts.

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Mystery Writing Prompts: June 2016

Mystery Writing Prompts

Nothing will pull in a reader like a good mystery. This week’s writing prompts provides you with six eerie story starters. Various noises and characters can help set the tone of your mysterious story. And, of course, we didn’t forget the blood. We would love to read your stories inspired by any of these prompts. Share them with us in the comments below or on our social media pages.

Writing Prompt-The new arrival was somehow familiar-June 2016-Mystery Prompts
The new arrival was somehow familiar.
Writing Prompt-For years he has carefully planned out this day-June 20126-Mystery Prompts
For years, he has carefully planned out this day.
Writing Prompt-The sound instantly made them both uncomfortable-June 2016-Mystery Prompts
The sound instantly made them both uncomfortable.
Writing Prompt-She had never before seen that much blood-June 2016-Mystery Prompts
She had never before seen that much blood.
Writing Prompt-His nightmare became a reality when the power was restored-June 2016-Mystery Prompts
His nightmare became a reality when the power was restored.
Writing Prompt- The music stopped at a childs scream-June 2016-Mystery Prompts
The music stopped at a child’s scream.

If mystery isn’t quite what you’re looking for, we also have some horror themed writing prompts and a few fantasy themed prompts as well. Let us know if there are any themes you would like to see featured in a future post!

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Fantasy Writing Prompts: June 2016

 Fantasy Writing Prompts

This week, I’m starting with a theme/genre that is a personal favorite of mine: Fantasy! Below you will find story starters involving classic elements of the realm of fantasy. A noisy tavern, a thief, and even a dragon await the whims of your imagination. Please share any of your stories with us!

Dialogue Prompt-Did the dragon just save the town-June 2016-Fantasy Prompts
“Did the dragon just save the town?”
Writing Prompt-The largest market for miles stood empty-June 2016-Fantasy Prompts
The largest market for miles stood empty.
Writing Prompt-At the local tavern a group loudly brags about a recent victory over your clan-June 2016-Fantasy Prompts
At the local tavern, a group loudly brags about a recent victory over your clan.
Writing Prompt-After four hours of waiting the thief left her hiding place-June 2016-Fantasy Prompts
After four hours of waiting, the thief left her hiding place.

We also have some Horror themed writing prompts from our websites launch! More to come every Sunday! Let us know in the comments or on Facebook/Twitter if there is any genres or themes you would like to see in the future.

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Art Prompt Suggestion with Example

Leslie was taught this method for generating a random art prompt in her high school art class. You will be building a simple sentence then illustrating that sentence. This sentence requires three parts:

  • Noun
  • Verb
  • Place

Make a list of words for each of the three parts. 5-10 words works best but feel free to use more if you desire. Write each word on its own strip of paper, keeping them separated by the parts. Randomly draw one from each of the three parts to build your sentence.

Example of the Art Prompt:

Noun: ice cream cone

Verb: singing

Place: desert

Sentence: The ice cream cone sings in the desert.

Art Prompt Suggestion with Example
The ice cream cone was singing in the desert.
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5 Writing Prompts To Get You Started: Horror

Here are a few prompts that can be used to get the creativity going if you’re strapped for ideas. These can also be used for practice if you need a break from a big project but still want to do some writing.

Writing Prompt-A hand picked team is being sent into the creatures lair-February 2016-Horror Prompts
A hand picked team is being sent into the creature’s lair.
Writing Prompt-After waking up in a daze I found no reflection in my bathroom mirror-February 2016-Horror Prompts
After waking up in a daze, I found no reflection in my bathroom mirror.
Writing Prompt-He had lived his entire life in this house but he was standing in a hallway he had never seen before-February 2016-Horror Prompts
He had lived his entire life in this house, but he was standing in a hallway he had never seen before.
Writing Prompt-I never believed they existed but this one is staring right at me-February 2016-Horror Prompts
I never believed they existed, but this one is staring right at me.
Writing Prompt-The children began to chant in unison-February 2016-Horror Prompts
The children began to chant in unison.

If you have any particular genres you’d like to see, let me know and I’ll use them in future posts.

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