With the end of Camp NaNoWriMo in sight, some have already reached their monthly goals while others are still reaching for the finish line. Don’t fret! It’s not too late to get some more words in, even if it’s not on your original project. After all, one of the main points of the NaNoWriMo challenges is to get you to write everyday. With that being said, here are 9 writing prompts to carry you through this last weekend and hopefully the finish line.
9 Writing Prompts
- Local townsfolk see a witch fly over the moon on a broomstick…literally.
- A loved one is reincarnated as their widow’s (or widower’s) house plant. Tell a story from their POV.
- Start a new scene by finishing this dialogue: “If we get this money…”
- A woman who has been missing for three weeks suddenly reappears with no memory of where she has been for that time.
- “Trespassers will be prosecuted.” Local teens wander onto a “vacant” lot.
- A woman receives a fortune telling her to be more daring, “Fortune favors the brave.” She takes the advice to heart and shows kindness to a man who breaks into her home. What happens next?
- Tell a story from a house’s POV or even just the stories from one room.
- “When her head hit the floor, it bounced slightly then came to a halt as her eyes stared blankly ahead. She wasn’t supposed to die. Not like that.”
- A person stumbles across a tombstone with their name on it…and perhaps their birth year.
I hope that some of these (at least one) will benefit you and help get the creative cogs turning in your brain. Sometimes when I read writing prompts, I have new ideas. Did any of these stand out to you? If so, which ones? Did they spark any creative fires? Let me know in the comments below.
Regina Bethory is a fiction author. She graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor’s in Directing and Play Writing and from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School as a Test Electrician. She also has a degree in Funeral Services. As an avid minimalist and traveler, she enjoys spending her time learning new things, seeking new experiences and de-cluttering. When she is not writing, she can often be found in comic book stores and early morning matinees.