Writing Prompt Generator

Generate your next creative writing prompt with this little tool. Don’t forget to dive deeper into your characters with the character name generator and character personality generator.


  • Word count:
  • Genre:
  • Character:
  • Material:
  • Sentence: ""
  • Bonus:

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Creative writing prompt generator

Welcome to The Story Shack’s free creative writing prompts generator! Are you in need of fiction writing ideas? Then simply click the big blue button and let the tool randomly generate some great story ideas for you. You also don’t have to worry if it will work on your iPad, iPhone, Kindle or other smart device, as the generator is fully responsive! If luck is with you, it will even throw in a bonus assignment.

This tool is currently capable of generating 2.8 billion random fiction writing prompts, and that is not where we’re stopping. Check back frequently for new ideas.

Currently, the writing prompt generator provides the following ideas:

  1. Word count
  2. Writing genre
  3. Character type
  4. A prop to use
  5. A sentence
  6. A bonus assignment

Writing prompts through our story idea generator

Do you need writing inspiration for your next book? A story prompt for an upcoming flash fiction journal’s competition? This tool is a one-stop shop to get the creative juices flowing. Our writing prompt generator provides you with a genre, the length of your story, characters (also try out our character name generator), quotes, props, and now and then it will even throw in a bonus assignment.

Story prompts modeled after the 48 Hour Film Project

Writing prompts should be challenging. Because of this, we’ve modeled our story idea generator after the 48 Hour Film Project model. This film project takes place in many cities throughout the world and challenges storytellers to create a short film within two days. This short film needs to adhere to a number of writing prompts that all participants share.

It’s always a great challenge and a lot of fun. Hopefully you will have as much fun with the creative writing ideas this generator produces.