40 Weirdly Wonderful Ideas on What to Write About
If you’ve ever been stuck for ideas when it comes to writing, then you know how frustrating it can be. But fear not! Here's a list of 40 weird and wonderful writing ideas that will get your creative juices flowing in no time.
From the wondrous to the downright absurd, these topics are sure to provide plenty of inspiration.
And who knows - one of them might even make you famous or at least help you find fame through Amazon's bestseller lists!
The creative writing ideas
So grab a pen and paper (or laptop), settle down in your favourite armchair, and let your imagination run wild with these 40 creative writing prompts!
1. Write a story about an alien who lands on Earth and has trouble understanding human customs
2. Create an alternate universe set in the future where robots rule over humans
3. Compose a romance novel between two characters from different worlds
4. Draft a short story involving two people being chased by monsters
5. Brainstorm some plot points for a fantasy movie featuring magical creatures like dragons
6. Come up with an idea for a horror novel based on true events from history
7. Develop an interactive game centred around solving puzzles
8. Put together a collection of poems about love, life and loss
9. Create an outline for a science fiction series set on other planets
10. Invent characters and backstories for an adventure story in a world of your own making
11. Write a post-apocalyptic tale set in the future
12. Design a game show where contestants compete in trivia or puzzles for prizes
13. Imagine a historical novel about an important event from the past
14. Compose the script for your very own sitcom
15. Make up a fairy tale featuring brave heroes and wicked villains
16. Construct a mystery novel with clues, suspects and a thrilling plot twist
17. Develop an instructional guide for beginners on how to write creatively
18. Create a cookbook of all your favourite recipes
19. Come up with a children’s book involving talking animals and their adventures
20. Draft a screenplay centred around everyday life in your hometown
21. Brainstorm ideas for a non-fiction book about an interesting topic
22. Sketch out a comic book series with dynamic characters and original storylines
23. Draw up plans for a video game featuring futuristic technology and intense action
24. Write a blog post on how to become more productive as a writer
25. Pen a thriller novel with unexpected plot twists and intense suspense
26. Create a collection of short stories with an intriguing theme running through them
27. Write an advice book on how to realise your dreams and stay motivated
28. Make up an epic poem inspired by ancient myths and legends
29. Design the characters, setting and storyline for an animated movie
30. Brainstorm a musical based on real life events or historical figures
31. Write a travel guide about the places you’ve visited and the stories behind them
32. Construct a choose-your-own-adventure story with multiple endings
33. Draw up plans for a strategy game centred around managing resources
34. Come up with an idea for a self-help book on achieving personal goals
35. Write a play featuring unique characters and intense drama
36. Create a biography about someone you find inspiring
37. Put together a collection of essays discussing topics relevant to today's society
38. Imagine a dystopian novel set in a future ruled by an oppressive regime
39. Compose a personal memoir about your own life experiences
40. Brainstorm an idea for a reality TV show with some crazy twists!
More writing prompts
You now have a bunch of different story ideas to percolate on...
But just in case, here's a few more writing prompts to ponder:
- Tap into an older diary entry you wrote
- A dream vacation (that turned upside down)
- That time you met a pop star
- About a time your best friend had
Here is my own writing prompt book for those of us who enjoy a physical copy.
Of course, the ideas are the easy part... the real trick now is to actually write and keep going with it until it's complete!
Romance writing prompts
- Making eye contact with something that looked like it was from outer space
- Was it really love at first sight (or something else?)
Sci fi writing prompts
- Found myself in an unusual place (and it definitely wasn't earth!)
- The main character had green horns and ran straight towards me
Horror writing prompts
- The horror story that turned into something beyond words
- The turning point in my life came one night in a building they said was haunted
Tap into your own life experiences and use any writing process you want (whatever works best for you). All of us have different levels of writing skills!
Now it's time to let the ideas flow and start writing...