List of Life Writing Prompts

Feeling blocked? Pick one of the following prompts at random and get those creative juices flowing again. If you have suggestions for more, or want to share your writing, do so below!

  • Write about your favorite song. What memories does it surface?
  • Describe yourself from your pet’s point of view.
  • Share the most incredible thing you’ve ever seen in the most boring tone possible.
  • Give 10 pieces of advice to a teen who is graduating high school.
  • Pick a person you can’t stand and write a letter describing every great thing about them.
  • Write about the worst nightmare you’ve ever had.
  • Write about leaving home.
  • Describe heartbreak.
  • You only have room for 3 things on your bucket list – what are they?
  • Write about your house as a main character in your story.
  • Pick a person you can’t stand and write a letter describing every great thing about them.
  • Write about a coffee date with the person you were a year ago.
  • Write a letter to your future self.
  • Turn one of the last texts you sent into a story.
  • Write about a piece of furniture in the room you’re in.
  • If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
  • You live on an abandoned island. Describe your morning routine. 
  • What is your earliest memory?
  • Write from the perspective of your last day on earth. 

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