13 Dystopian Writing Prompts

While most suited to older students or writers looking for a dark yet thought provoking topic, dystopian stories can be a rich area to explore.

Often involving troubling subject matter such as authoritarian government control of the population or devastating climate damage, these stories can be great tools to look at what could happen in the future if people are not mindful of the direction society is taking.

So today we have a variety of darkly dystopian prompts to get your creative (and thoughtful) writing juices flowing…

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102 One Word Writing Prompts

The mind.

The creative muse.

The universe.

Whatever you believe helps you to be creative and write a story that takes the reader on a journey, let’s give it a helping hand – through just a single word.

Let’s use one single word to spark the imagination, and let creativity take over.

One word not enough to trigger your creative writing?

Ok, fine. How about 102 in quick succession?!

I’ll eat my hat if that doesn’t activate your neurons enough to get a concept for a story bubbling to the surface.

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19 Mystery Story Ideas

How could it be?

There was no explaining the strange events of that stormy night.

I bet you’re curious to know what happens next, and what this is all about? You wouldn’t be the only one – and for good reason!

A mystery has the power to capture peoples attention. It is well suited to weaving complex plots and sudden twists and turns to it’s storyline.

Writing a mystery can be a challenging and rewarding creative endeavour, for young and old alike.

So here are 19 story ideas for your next mystery, to help build those writing skills!

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47 Second Grade Writing Prompts

It’s time to give your kids a heaping helping of enthusiasm for writing.

Or for getting a great class discussion going for that matter.

However you choose to use them, there is no doubt that writing prompts can be extremely effective for most ages during schooling in the classroom or at home.

So let’s dig into this a little further…

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42 First Grade Writing Prompts

Never underestimate the power of a good story.

And while that is certainly true when it comes to encouraging children to read more, and consequently develop their reading ability – it is no less true when we are wanting to help students develop their writing skills.

In fact, for many kids, writing a story is one of the most enjoyable activities they take part in at school, and I’ve always tried to lean into this in my classes.

But how can we help ensure every student in the class is going to use their imagination and write a story to share?

Today we’re going to look at using writing prompts to do just that!

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17 Superhero Writing Prompts

Capturing the attention of a writers creativity, so that a story starts to weave its way into existence is a wonderful thing.

Consider a superhero, whether with fantastic powers beyond human ability, or simply an extraordinary character with a driving force to their actions.

Yes, the superhero is a concept enough to grab the attention of even the most reluctant writers!

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31 Winter Writing Prompts

“The snow is falling more heavily now, blanketing the ground.”

Winter evokes a strong response or thought in most people, which is just perfect when it comes to getting started writing.

Today I’ve written a collection of 31 winter themed prompts for you to use to get those writing juices flowing.

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21 Would You Rather Writing Prompts for kids

Posing a delightfully engaging question to kids has always been a wonderful way to get them to dive in enthusiastically to writing time.

Nowhere is this better shown than with a class full of kids excitedly debating a “would you rather” writing prompt, wanting to share with everyone which choice they want to make!

And yes, I definitely like to throw some very silly ones in there…

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19 Science Writing Prompts

While there are plenty of hands on experiments to be done when teaching (or learning) science, it’s also important to take some time to think about some of the bigger questions that science and invention involve.

I’ve found one interesting way to do this is to present the kids in my classes with a question or statement about some aspect of how science impacts them or the wider world, and ask them to delve into what thoughts they have about it.

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37 Adventure Writing Prompts

It’s time to spark the creative process, and what better way than to get thrown into a dramatic adventure story setting.

What I love about this is that it works so well for the full spectrum of writers from young to old – and reluctant to unstoppable wordsmiths.

An exciting adventure premise for your story is a fantastic place to get started writing, and it just right away allows the creativity to take over and weave the tale…

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