Promptosaur

Having trouble coming up with something to write about? Never fear, Promptosaur is here to assist!


  1. Write about something that makes you smile.
  2. What is your zodiac sign? Does it fit your personality?
  3. Are you messy or neat? Does it matter to you?
  4. Write from the perspective of one of your senses.
  5. What’s inside your fridge?
  6. What do you carry with you at all times?
  7. What is a moment of your life that you are proud of?
  8. Draw something – instructions to a simple task, or a mysterious device/machine
  9. Be outlandish. Tell a story about the most ridiculous means of accomplishing a task possible.
  10. Invent something.
  11. You’re transported to the year 3000. What do you miss the most?
  12. Write a six-word fortune cookie.
  13. 10 things that make you awesome.
  14. 6 things that will make you read a blog.
  15. Write a thank you note to someone or something you might normally take for granted.
  16. What is one change that you would make/have made to your life that will make/has made it better?
  17. Are you the same person you were two and a half years ago?
  18. If the SATs/grades did not exist, in what way should colleges/teachers evaluate applicants?
  19. List 5 (uncommon) sources of inspiration.
  20. Describe your future in 10 words.
  21. Share a photo that means “home” to you.
  22. You can either be a super-robot, or a sorcerer– which do you choose and why?
  23. Write about something or someone who fascinates you– and why.
  24. Write about something you feel strongly about.
  25. Write 5 ways to win your heart.
  26. Start with a quote that represents how you want to live your life– explain it.
  27. In extreme descriptive detail, describe your location.
  28. “Waste time” on the internet– then write about what you did with that time.
  29. Spend $10,000 virtual dollars on yourself.
  30. Spend $10,000 virtual dollars on others.
  31. Nitpick. Wave your magic wand and change 5 tiny things in the world today.
  32. Interview a fellow blogger.
  33. Grade yourself, or the things in your life.
  34. Do you believe that anything can be taught? Why or why not?
  35. Find your most popular post from the last 6 months, by whatever measurement you choose to use. Write the sequel.
  36. Are you easily tricked? Do you fall for things?
  37. Tell us about the first person you “fell” for.
  38. You’ve become a household name! Companies are knocking down your door for a chance to put your name on their product. What type of product would you prefer to sponsor?
  39. Tell a story surrounding a good luck charm and its significance.
  40. If gold stars were handed out to adults, what would you be given one for?
  41. Choose any color. Now look around and notice every single thing that is that color. Write a list of those items OR a mini-story about any one of those items.
  42. Tell the story of one of your scars.
  43. Do you have a memory of a moment that was unable to be captured in a photograph? Describe it in detail.
  44. If you didn’t know how old you are, how old would you be?
  45. What’s your style (in regards to fashion, writing, or anything)? Do you have a style icon?
  46. Tips, Tricks, or How To – Write a post showing us how to do something! Or create a beginner’s guide to something
  47. 7 things you learned from being a kid
  48. That time that you met a complete stranger
  49. 6 gross things you just can’t handle
  50. Make a huge list of something. Anything.
  51. Use analogies to tie your topic to something seemingly unrelated.
  52. Write an open letter.
  53. Tell a true story about your parents.
  54. Imagine you woke up and saw a dinosaur in your backyard. Write a story telling what you see and do.
  55. Imagine you opened your own restaurant. Tell the name of your restaurant. Explain what the restaurant looks like, who works there, and what you serve.
  56. Write a story titled, “My Journey on a Pirate Ship.” You and your friends can star in the story.
  57. Write a thank you note to a friend who gave you onion or garlic-flavored chewing gum.
  58. Draw an imaginary constellation. Write a story such as ancient people might have told about it.
  59. What would you do it all the electricity in the world just stopped?
  60. Write a list of at least 50 things that make you feel good.
  61. Describe the perfect day. Put in as many details as you can. Make it a possible day, not a “dream day.”
  62. Invent a monster and describe it. Tell where it lives, what it eats, and what it does.
  63. Compile a list of inanimate or animate objects to which you might compare yourself metaphorically.
  64. For one day, would you rather be as small as an ant or as big as a dinosaur?
  65. Who do you look up to and admire? What does it mean to be a good role-model?
  66. Write about something people never understand about you.
  67. Consider “intelligence”. What does it mean to you? How has it been defined in your life?
  68. Write about an ancestor.
  69. Tell a story just using pictures.
  70. Write about a privilege you earned.
  71. If you had to escort a space alien for a 1 hour tour of your community, what would your tour be like?
  72. Be something that becomes something else – (i.e, be a grape that becomes a raisin: describe how it feels to shrink and shrivel. Be an icicle that becomes water: describe how it feels to lose your shape.)
  73. Share one of your good or bad habits and persuade readers to make it part of their life.
  74. Recommend something.
  75. How do you tackle embarrassing moments?
  76. Listen to a song, one you haven’t listened to before… and take inspiration from the lyrics, the music and the rhythm to write a poem. (Idea via http://howanxious.wordpress.com/)
  77. Compare specific politicians to an animal which suits best their character – political intentions. (Idea from http://inavukic.com/)
  78. Write about a childhood book series and how they influenced you. (Idea via http://trueecho22.wordpress.com/)

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