Screenwriting Prompt Resources

Need a new idea? Trying to figure out what to write next? Take a breather and let someone else give you a little motivation. Prompts tend to be ideal for writing exercises and can even help you come up with a new idea for your next script. These screenwriting prompt resources are solid starting points.

Take a line of dialogue, a character description, a scenario, or a concept from a prompt and put your own personal spin on it. Use them as a jolt of inspiration. Whether you write a scene or a whole story from a snippet of information, get going with these six resources.


Reddit is a revolving door of writing prompts, constantly updated and added to by users. You’ll get inspired in no time.


Spend all day scouring Pinterest for writing prompts and you’ll probably only get through half of everything on there. Use the search bar to get specific.

New York Times

The New York Times has a list of “650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing.” These prompts give you an intimate angle to your storytelling.

Go into the Story

Scott Myers has a 22-day scene-writing challenge with a new prompt for each day. Try this to strengthen your writing muscles.

Great Writing Prompts Roundup

Todd Brison gathered 6 websites with great writing prompts. If you ever feel like you don’t know what to work on next, start here.

Any Possibility

Yes, I’ve got some fun and super simple screenwriting prompts right here on AP. Take a look!

Do you have any screenwriting prompt resources that you love but don’t see listed above? Do share! Leave a comment below.