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20 Post-Apocalyptic Prompts to Inspire You Next Novel

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I’m back today with more writing prompts! This time I’m giving you some post-apocalyptic prompts. If you would like to check out my other writing prompt posts I will leave the links down below –


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1. The electric goes out and everyone’s disappeared.

2. Write a story from the perspective of a zombie.

3. You were born the year the apocalypse happens. Tell your story.

4. You need food so you break into an abandoned supermarket. That’s when you hear the music box start playing and you realise you aren’t alone.

5. You’re the leader of the baddest, most ruthless gang in the wasteland. Write about what happens when someone threatens your leadership.

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6. A character uses the apocalypse to forge a new identity and start a new life. Why?

7. The unthinkable happens and now you’re stuck in your dad’s bunker.

8. Multiple volcanoes erupt at the same time, destroying much of the world. You only survive because you were playing up in the mountains with your friends. What happens next?

9. Your family have been ready for months. Except when the bombs finally arrive you’re trapped inside the bunker and your dad is nowhere to be found.

10. You thought you were alone in this new world until you meet up with an escaped convict.

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11. A strange howling is heard across the world then everything erupts into chaos.

12. The oceans rise and the world is flooded. How do you survive?

13. You’ve always hated Friday the 13th. That’s why you weren’t surprised when the apocalypse happened on that very day.

14. You’ve spent the last 2 years in your bunker and now it’s time to resurface. Write about what you find.

15. The only reason you survived the apocalypse is because you agreed to go into a special bunker to be experimented on. Now, a group of you have decided to break out. Write about what happens.

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16. You are searching for supplies when you find a 10-year-old girl huddled in a supermarket. You decide to take her with you.

17. How you would you celebrate Christmas in the wasteland?

18. You agreed to be cryogenically frozen whilst the apocalypse took place. What everyone thought would happen, turned out to be wrong. Everything is so much worse.

19. A riot breaks out in your bunker and the only way to get away from it is to leave the safety of the underground, but you don’t know what’s out there.

20. A spat of dangerous weather breaks out all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of people die. You are left to take care of your 2 small siblings. What happens?


Let me know if you use any of these prompts, I’d love to see what you come up with. 

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42 Simple Writing Prompts To Stay Creative This Christmas

Today I’m going to be sharing 42 Christmas/winter writing prompts. It can be difficult to stay creative over the festive period when it can be busy, stressful and tiring, so I hope these prompts help you to write and be inspired! These are great to practice writing, spark a new story, or poem idea.


Wreath, snow, singing
Fire, darkness, family
Ice, singing, trees
Cabin, hail, cocoa
Baubles, reindeer, houses
Tinsel, sledge, husky 
Lights, elf, snowstorm
Owl, stars, gingerbread 
Sleigh, night, stag 
Snowman, bears, buttons

Cookies, friends, bells
Stocking, blankets, animals
Presents, music, church
Pudding, joy, moon
Journey, Scrooge, carrots 
Book, mistletoe, crackers
Food, sleigh, carols
Santa, dark, icicles  
Children, gift, tree
Snow, love, reindeer 

Sleigh, huskies, presents
Chocolate, Santa, ice
Turkey, dog, night
Carols, reindeer, mrs Claus 
Niffler, tinsel, snow
Wheelchair, Santa, chimney
Chimney, snow, party
Trifle, cabin, party
Elf, December, presents
Mistletoe, Santa, sleigh
Christmas Eve/24th, gingerbread, toys
Sun, snowman, Santa

Snowman, dog, toys
Boots, reindeer, tree
Bells, carols, tree
Hope, grinch, cabin
Lapland, blizzard, sleigh
Blizzard, Santa, mice
Baubles, elf, reindeer 
Zoo, gingerbread, snowman
Shelter (animal), Santa, hope
Blanket, fire, elf 

Let me know if you use any of these, I’d love to see what you come up with.
How do you stay creative at Christmas?
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