Saturday, August 1, 2015

7 Remarkable Sites to Find Writing Prompts

by Victoria M. Johnson

As writers of short stories, poems, journals, and novels, we can all use a boost getting started every once a while.  I've scoured the web to bring you websites with fresh prompts updated regularly.

1.  DIY MFA Writer Igniter
Click the shuffle button to get your randomly generated prompt, which includes a character, the situation, a prop, and an image for the setting.  Don't like what you get?  Just hit the "shuffle" button again.

2.  Prompt Inspiration
Several prompts each day in a variety of genres.  Each prompt starts with a cool factoid or literary birthday.

3.  createwritenow
Journal writing prompts.

Writing Prompts by Victoria M. Johnson

4.  Poets & Writers Magazine
Three categories of prompts, including creative writing, poetry, and fiction prompts.

5.  writing prompts
Great images, quotes or scenarios, and a related prompt.

6.  Writing Forward
Five categories of writing prompts such as fiction prompts and poetry prompts.  Once you select a category, keep scrolling down to see all the posts.

7.  The Writer Magazine
Prompts from the editors of The Writer Magazine.

And here's a bonus:
Visit my Pinterest "Inspiration" board. It includes fascinating images to spark your literary imagination.

Once you find the inspiration, all you have to do is start writing!  Do you know of any other sites with great writing prompts?  Let us know in the comments below. 

7 Remarkable Sites to Find Writing Prompts by Victoria M. Johnson
Victoria M. Johnson knew by the time she was ten that she wanted to be a writer.  She loves telling stories and she's happiest when creating new characters and new plots.  Avalon Books and Montlake Romance published Victoria's fiction debut, The Doctor’s Dilemma, (A 2012 Bookseller’s Best double finalist).  Her other fiction book is a collection of romance short stories titled, The Substitute Bride and a novella, Hot Hawaiian Christmas. She is also the writer and director of four short films and two micro documentaries.   Visit Victoria's website at for inspiration and tips and find her Amazon author page or connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.



  1. Terrific list, Victoria - bookmarking this post! I've just been to your Pinterest board and love the writing on rocks idea - will have to give that a try.
    Cheers! Cheryl

  2. Hi Cheryl--
    Thank you for letting me know the post will be useful to your creativity. Happy writing!

  3. Great list, Victoria. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely save this one.

  4. Hi Sandy--
    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Kathye--
      For the days when you need a little boost :-)

  6. Appreciate your sharing this list. It's a keeper!

    1. Hi Sydell--
      I thought others might find the sites fun to check out.