The creative muse.
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.
How to use one word prompts?
Creativity has few rules.
And nowhere is that more evident than with writing.
Maybe you want to create short story after short story. Perhaps you’re working on your novel and want to try and give each new chapter an overarching theme.
Whether you’re creating your own work of fiction, creatively challenging yourself, or encouraging students to get writing, making use of the prompts below should be helpful to you.
I’d love to hear your short stories that you’ve written following reading these!
102 One Word Writing Prompts:
Looking for a one word prompt generator?
Well you’re in luck. I’m making one for you all to use, so keep a look out for that. I’ll update this as soon as it’s released.
I’m still deciding how much complexity to build into it – ironic given the number of words involved. But I think I’ll keep it nice and random to keep your ideas flowing – the brain seems to love that and create plots out of thin air from a series of prompts!
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Want more prompts?
Well, you’re in luck! WE have plenty more where that came from, just check out our writing prompts section for hundreds more! 🙂
Matt & Hayley