In need of a new idea? Writing prompts are ideal for writers ready to jumpstart their creativity. Look no further. Use the below for screenwriting prompts, novel writing prompts, short film ideas, and the like! 

How to use a writing prompt

Grab a notebook or open a new doc on your computer. Copy the writing prompt to the top of the page. Woo! It’s no longer blank. That’s about half the battle half the time. 

There are no rules. Use the writing prompts in whatever way they inspire you. Think in terms of…

  • A bit of dialogue or a conversation
  • A complete scene
  • Describing a setting
  • Describing a character in depth
  • A personal story or essay
  • A short story
  • A short film
  • An original spec
  • A full feature

Whatever you want! The point is to get the ball in motion. Let’s have some fun and do this!


Whether you use these as screenwriting prompts, novel writing prompts, or short film ideas, pick one and tackle it in a way that speaks to you. Or use the writing prompts to inspire new ideas! Write on!