Story Prompt #24

Character prompt:

Write about a warrior who is tired of fighting, but ends up getting pulled into a fight regardless. It could be something as simple as bar fight and they step in because they don’t want the place that serves the best beer to be ruined, to something as large as war where they feel honor-bound to fight, to being ambushed and simply needing to fight to survive.

Think about your character’s motivations and needs, and what would push them into doing something they otherwise would take pains not to do.

Feel free to post anything you come up with in the comments or let me know if you have any questions.

Story Prompt #21

Scenario Prompt:

Take two characters from two of your favorite books and have them have a conversation. It could be anything from them meeting in an inn and talking about their adventures to bickering about the best way to make rabbit stew in a cooking competition.

Have fun with it and if you wish to share anything this prompt generates feel free to do so in the comments.

Story Prompt #13

Character Prompt:

There’s a magician who lives in the city and everyday they take a walk to a garden just outside the city. The magician never stays for very long, only for a few minutes at most, before returning to the city.

Why does the magician walk to the garden everyday? What does he/she do there? Is important to their past or in a future event/meeting? What is the magician like (personality/looks)?

Feel free to post anything this inspires in the comments or let me know if you have any questions!

Story Prompt #5

Scenario Prompt:

This time I thought it would be fun to give a prompt based of the lyrics of a song. The song I picked is by one of my favorite bands, Civil Wars, and is called “Girl With the Red Balloon”. I’ll post the lyrics here but you can also find the song on YouTube. I always wonder about the backstory of the girl whenever I hear this song and how she got to where she is in the pub. Now we can fill that story in if anyone feels inspired.

Feel free to post anything this prompt inspires in the comments or contact me if you have any questions!

Lyrics:

There’s a pub on the south side of town
Time stands still while there’s still wine around
She’s the one you let in out of the cold
The one who’s neer and always alone
Did she let him go,
Or did the four winds blow him away?
Oh does she even know,
She’s the girl with the red balloon?
Keep her glass full of cheap champagne
She will tell of a man with no name
Smoke and mirrors have done her in
She’s in love and she won’t be again
Oh did she let him go,
Or did the four winds blow him away?
Oh does she even know,
She’s the girl with the red balloon?
So lovely
So lonely

Story Prompt #4

Character Prompt:

Write about a character who wants to become the best griffon rider in the country but who somehow gets on the bad side of every griffon they meet. The character has yet to even touch a griffon without getting snapped at.

I hope you have fun with this prompt and feel free to post anything it inspires in the comments or contact me if you have questions.

Story Prompt #3

Character prompt:

This time, in honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to urge you all to write a story about or involving a mother. She can be a single mom with three kids who is just trying to make a living at the magic wand store down the street, or in a loving relationship and always ready to show you a new picture of her tabby kitten.

Make her unique, make her original, and remember that while she might be a mother she can also be more than that. 🙂

Often mothers (and most parents) are killed off in fiction in my experience, and I think it would be nice to see how actually having mentorship and kindness (or cruelty and pettiness depending on which direction you want to go) can affect a story when it comes from someone other than an old man with a long beard.

Have fun and feel free to post anything you come up with in the comments or contact me if you have any questions. I hope you all have a fun weekend!