Get Writing!

On this page you will find a list of prompts, sentence starters and inspirations to help you get writing. Whether it be for a journal, a poem, a short story, an Instagram bio. You’ve got the pen to the paper but you just don’t know where to start. Start here, and just write!

As well as the ones I have added please feel free to send in your own prompts to add to the list. If there is anything you want me to write send in your requests and I will post them on here.

I love reading peoples work. If you find yourself writing one of these prompts and want to share it to the world then send it to laura.tozer@hotmail.co.uk for a chance of it being featured on this blog!

Happy writing! x

Journalling Prompts:

  • Your favourite colour.
  • Your favourite song.
  • Write about your dreams. Or what you think your friends dreams look like.
  • Lists of likes and dislikes.
  • 10 top goals. Whether they are for the year, the week, the rest of your life.
  • Vent! Your stresses, your worries, your fears. Make the page scream.
  • Favourite quotes; books, movies, poetry, people
  • Stream of consciousness. What are you thinking about right now?
  • Find something from outside, flowers, leaves, grass. Press it into the page.
  • A list of books you want to read, versus the ones you have read.
  • Your favourite smell.
  • What things make you sad?
  • What things make you happy?
  • Songs that you couldn’t live without.
  • What animal would you be?
  • Your worst nightmare.
  • Your dream come true.

Sentence Starters:

  • “I’m going through a mid-life crisis. What shall I buy?”
  • There was a fox in the kitchen.
  • “Damn it, we’re all out of mustard.”
  • “I really shouldn’t have eaten that cheese.”
  • The earth crumbled beneath her feet.
  • I was dressed in a completely inappropriate shade of pink.
  • “There’s something familiar about you.”
  • He couldn’t help himself. He just kept doing it over and over again.
  • The only thing left was a pair of teal coloured flip flops.
  • “What the hell does boujee mean?”
  • “Hurry!”
  • “Nothing fits me!”
  • The snow fell heavy in front of you, obstructing your view.
  • The trophy sparkled in my hands.

Writing Prompts:

  • Spend the day observing people. Write a backstory for the people you see.
  • What did your parents life look like before you were born?
  • You’re 5 years old and have lost your family.
  • You’re turning 100. How do you celebrate?
  • The sketchy family next door.
  • You are a character in your favourite book. How does the story change?
  • Write about the person that makes you ‘see red’.
  • Your town is in the eye of a storm. What is happening?
  • Write about the day you’ve had, but in a dramatic and magical way.
  • What is your pet thinking?
  • Your favourite singer/actor/person greets you by your first name. What do you say to them?
  • Life as an inanimate object.

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