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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 –


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.


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.


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.


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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20 Dystopian Writing Prompts To Inspire Your Next Novel

A writer can never have too much inspiration. The next instalment in my writing prompt series is Dystopian. If you’d like to check out my other posts in this series, I’ll leave the links below;

20 Winter Writing Prompts For An Inspiring December

30 Fantasy Writing Prompts for a Creative November

3 Word Creative Writing Prompts (For The Horror Writer In You)

Keep writing and stay inspired!

1. A plague hits your walled-in town, but instead of people dying, they just disappear into a poof of smoke.

2. All men are gone from the world, how do women conceive in this new world?

3. Don’t go outside after dark or you won’t even be around to regret it.

4. A siren sounds off every evening and every morning, why?

5. The government is stealing babies and you were one of them 14 years ago.

6. Everyone has to enlist in the army when they turn 16. This year it’s time for you to begin your training.

7. A meteor strike 100 years ago sent the remaining humans underground. Today is the day you emerge..

8. A deadly cat and mouse game takes place in a walled off city.

9. After a nuclear bomb destroyed the world, a new society was created where teens have developed strange powers.

10. Parents have the choice to kill you or send you to be imprisoned. Your parents chose to hide you underground..

11. The government is killing people to save money on the healthcare service.

12. Every human is born with a certain animal tattooed on their skin, why?

13. When they reach the age of 10, every child is sent to the lab to be tested on. When they emerge 6 years later they are not the same as they once were..

14. The world freezes over and humans disappear into bunkers. Write what happens when they emerge.

15. Every child must learn about how their community was formed – except everything that is taught is lies.

16. A competition is held every 5 years to weed out the weak. This year – the rules have changed and the participants are now teenagers.

17. You discover your entire life has been a lie..

18. Global warming destroyed the world as we know it, what is it like 200 years later..

19. The government drove everyone mad and many people died. What community was born after the fallout?

20. An underground community has strict rules. What happens if you break those rules?

Let me know if you use any of these, I’d love to read what you create 🙂

20 Winter Creative Writing Prompts For an Inspiring December

30 Fantasy Writing Prompts for a Creative November

Welcome to blogmas day .. Today I’m here with yet again more writing prompts. Later in the month I’m also going to post some 3 word Christmas prompts so be sure to check those out too. I hope these help you be creative and as always have fun!

1. You get snowed in a cabin in the middle of nowhere.

2. It’s Christmas Eve and someone you’ve not seen in forever turns up at your door.

3. New Years Eve was supposed to be fun – instead you ended up in a prison cell.

4. After returning home from an once in a lifetime holiday, instead of your home you find a post apocalyptic wasteland.

5. You’re finding it impossible to get a flight home, why?

6. Everyone’s looking forward to Christmas but you’ve seen the future – Christmas is going to be a lot different this year.

7. You break your leg – the night before the biggest test of your life.

8. Santa forgot to visit your house this Christmas.

9. The abominable snowman is real and you’re travelling halfway around the world to slay it.

10. You meet your father for the very first time on Christmas Eve.

11. You get trapped inside your school during a snow storm.

12. You awake to find your town and everyone in it has frozen solid.

13. 25 years after the snow froze you…

14. Your leaving your home to search for Santa’s grotto.

15. Santa’s elves are running behind this year and you’ve been drafted in to help them.

16. You’ve never told anyone why you hate Christmas so much.

17. The Christmas you turned into an animal.

18. The snow was out of control.

19. The year when winter never happened.

20. On Christmas Eve you find a tiny, freezing kitten.

Let me know if you use any of these – I’d love to see what you come up with!

30 Fantasy Writing Prompts for a Creative November

So after so many people enjoyed my writing prompt posts I did in Blogtober (3 Word Writing Prompts & 20 Writing Prompts to Inspire You This Halloween) I’ve decided to start a series of writing prompts right here on my blog. So to kick it off I’m here today with 30 fantasy writing prompts for November.

1. You discover you have the power of telekinesis, do you cause havoc or do you try to do good?

2. Your entire village is wiped out by the plague, what do you do next?

3. You find out your biological mother is an evil witch and now she wants you back.

4. After stepping in a puddle you find yourself in a whole new world.

5. Your twin sibling dies and you suddenly appear in an abandoned village on the day of the funeral.

6. The royal family are having a party and you haven’t been invited. However, you’re going whether they like it or not.

7. You discover a young girl is being kept underneath your home.

8. The group of elves living in the woods outside your home decide to wage war on humans.

9. You go off on a journey to prove the existence of a legendary monster.

10. A young boy walks out of a known cursed lake – and nobody knows who he is or why he is here.

11. A dragon kidnaps your little brother and you volunteer to go and rescue him.

12. You belong to a small fairy community and you have been asked to sabotage the human’s crops.

13. After the death of your grandmother you decide to hike into the mountains and find the cave she told you about on her deathbed.

14. After a thief makes off with the Baron’s most prized possession, you are sent to get it back.

15. The royal family that rule your kingdom aren’t very nice people and you join a rebel organization trying to take them down.

16. A magical circus appears in your town.

17. You were born an elf but you’ve heard there’s a controversial wizard who can turn you into a human.

18. As the child of the most famous wizard in the kingdom – it’s up to you to stop his dangerous experiments.

19. There’s a castle that sits up on the tallest hill – except you just watched it disappear before your eyes.

20. You have the ability to paint with your eyes – what current masterpiece are you working on?

21. You begin trekking up a mountain when you come face to face with a creature only believed to have existed in fiction.

22. You attend a magic show where the magician recognises your tattoo. He arranges to meet you after the show.

23. As the daughter of the village alchemist, it’s your job to gather the ingredients your mother needs. However, one day when you go foraging you find the forest burnt to the ground.

24. Once a pirate, always a pirate.

25. You’ve always wanted to be a mermaid – that was until you met one.

26. I kept telling them I wasn’t crazy and that fairies are real.

27. After your twin brother dies a part of your soul snaps off. The only way to get it back is to travel to the underworld and steal it.

28. You make voodoo dolls for a living and then sell them to the bad guys.

29. A train with blacked out windows rattles through your village every Saturday. It has never stopped – until today.

30. You discover a treasure map and decide to go on an adventure.

As always, let me know if you use any. I’d love to see what you come up with 🙂

3 Word Creative Writing Prompts (For The Horror Writer In You)

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Hey guys and welcome to Blogtober day 20. Today I’m going to be sharing some more writing prompts. My favourite kind of prompts are the 3 word prompts – I love them because they are vague and you can interpret them however you want.

The prompts I’ve come up with have a place, a person and some kind of event. I hope you enjoy them and they help you with you creativity..

~ Asylum, student, nightmare

~ graveyard, nurse, new year

~ theme park, writer, apocalypse

~ mansion, witch, bonfire night

~ bedroom, banker, tsunami

~ village, teenager, Halloween

~ school, zombie, sports day

~ zoo, psychiatrist, tornado

~ amusements, paramedic, storm

~ canal, vampire, accident

~ Nightclub, child, missing persons

~ Beach, dog walker, explosion

~ cave, climbers, trapped

~ kitchen, devil, world domination

~ concert, bodyguard, kidnap

~ nunnery, artist, bloodbath

~ forest, gang, monster hunting

~ bathroom, child, thunder

~ cellar, family, hurricane

~ prison, guard, riot

~ mountains, werewolf, murder

~ plane, zombies, illness

~ castle, hospital patient, haunting

~ hospital, servant, snow storm

Did you find any of these useful? What’s your favourite kind of writing prompt?