365 Creative Writing Topics to Write About


Sometimes writer’s block strikes and you don’t know where to start writing again. To help you kickstart your writing again, we’ve included 365 creative writing prompts below. Feel free to pick and choose, or use one a day for your journal entries.

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365 Creative Writing Prompts to Write About

  1. Something I want very much
  2. What animals can teach people
  3. Summer in a cabin by a lake
  4. What this story means to me
  5. When I faced my fears
  6. What’s in grandma’s attic
  7. Something I don’t understand
  8. Why I like/dislike playing team sports
  9. A remarkable artist
  10. A book I just read
  11. A dedicated teacher or coach
  12. A great scientific breakthrough
  13. How to make new friends
  14. I wonder why…
  15. A funny thing happened when…
  16. My school really needs…
  17. Sometimes I wish…
  18. Why I deserve the job
  19. Can farmers grow enough food for everyone?
  20. A helpful person I have met
  21. What if I were 10 years old?
  22. Meeting myself in the future
  23. Why weekends need to be longer
  24. The most fascinating things I learned
  25. How to stop hiccups
  26. Life among the cloud people
  27. Who is beautiful?
  28. A day at the beach
  29. My self-esteem
  30. My greed
  31. When I traveled to…
  32. Why are crime dramas so popular?
  33. What if I were the teacher?
  34. Picnic fun
  35. Summer games
  36. What if I met a…
  37. A time when I got in trouble
  38. The worst food I ever ate
  39. My participation in an activity outside of school
  40. This really bugs me
  41. Learning to ride a bike
  42. My favorite character from a book
  43. At the library
  44. Donuts for dinner
  45. What do Americans do well?
  46. My favorite family story
  47. My muscles were so sore after…
  48. The most fun I’ve had recently
  49. A trip to a space station
  50. Finally, a good assembly
  51. A trip on a monorail
  52. What makes me special
  53. Is this love?
  54. Where do you want to travel to next?
  55. A day in the desert
  56. Good things in my neighborhood
  57. A school field trip
  58. How we divide the chores at our house
  59. An excellent birthday party
  60. What it’s like where I work
  61. Foods I love, foods I hate
  62. If I had wings, I would fly to…
  63. Things to do in the snow
  64. When science took a big leap forward
  65. Insects, insects everywhere
  66. What if toys could talk?
  67. Why my mom and dad are the greatest
  68. Some of my favorite books
  69. The biggest bubble-gum bubble
  70. A really spooky story
  71. My dream car
  72. Unusual fruits and vegetables
  73. A great treehouse
  74. Pizza is…
  75. What I know about dinosaurs
  76. My favorite neighbor
  77. Here’s what a new student needs to know
  78. When I learned something difficult
  79. A visit with the doctor or dentist
  80. Why are some people so cruel?
  81. Going grocery shopping
  82. Something this school really needs is…
  83. A memorable bus ride
  84. A day in the rainforest
  85. Why I like to read
  86. Some things I like about the museum
  87. The hardest thing I have ever done
  88. How I picture myself four years from now
  89. What I know about stars
  90. All about an amazing place
  91. Response to Literature
  92. Losing my teeth
  93. A day I will always remember
  94. A cool store
  95. Looking at pictures of family and friends
  96. After-school games
  97. Creatures that live in the ocean
  98. A time that was just not fair
  99. My idea of a fun weekend
  100. A special photograph
  101. Noisy times and quiet times
  102. Would you rather live in the city or in the country? Why?
  103. My bedroom from top to bottom
  104. How to make my favorite dessert
  105. What if a book came to life?
  106. Let’s save _ in our schools
  107. A project I am working on
  108. Causes of a huge change in the world
  109. A day in the life of my pet
  110. A song that means a lot to me
  111. If I wrote like the author of…
  112. My most embarrassing moment
  113. Talk about being scared!
  114. I’d like to see…
  115. When I did something amazing
  116. Who knows me best?
  117. When _ was born
  118. Write about doing a puzzle – jigsaw, crossword, suduko, etc.
  119. Building a fort
  120. Traveling west in a wagon train
  121. My first friend
  122. Discovering a new friend
  123. My Web site
  124. The weirdest house pets
  125. The first day of school is the worst/best because…
  126. Tools I will need in my intended profession
  127. What if there were no electricity
  128. My favorite singer(s)
  129. Having fun at school
  130. What is one gadget or material item that you can’t live without?  Why?
  131. My mom’s/dad’s hobby
  132. A dark hallway
  133. Creepy, crawly things
  134. Who I will be in the future
  135. My favorite board game
  136. An invention that transformed the world
  137. A typical evening at home
  138. My first encounter with a bully
  139. The toys I’ll never give up
  140. Let’s help the animals by…
  141. A personal habit I’d like to change
  142. A big problem in education is…
  143. What’s under my bed?
  144. I believe in time travel
  145. Water balloons!
  146. What it’s like to use a wheelchair
  147. Magic tricks I can do
  148. The book that got me hooked on reading
  149. A person who changed history
  150. My favorite season
  151. Let’s hear it for my favorite senior citizen
  152. How I would define the word…
  153. Sometimes, adults seem…
  154. Write about your first love.
  155. How I express myself artistically
  156. A typical lunch hour
  157. Do you believe in magic?  Why or why not?
  158. Looking at the globe
  159. How do people cope with constant pain?
  160. We couldn’t stop laughing!
  161. A special birthday
  162. Your grandparents
  163. How a vehicle works
  164. Write a description of an object close-up.
  165. What invention would I like to see in my lifetime?
  166. My favorite teacher
  167. Cooking dinner with Mom/Dad
  168. What I broke or lost that belongs to someone else
  169. My trip to…
  170. Rights that kids in my grade should have
  171. I’ll never eat another…
  172. Why parents should be honest with their kids
  173. I admit it: I enjoy professional wrestling.
  174. Do I want to be famous?
  175. It’s a rule, so it’s right… right?
  176. Why I deserve a larger allowance
  177. A meaningful gift I’ve given or received
  178. Something funny that happened to me
  179. Things that are hard to believe
  180. What my dreams feel like
  181. Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
  182. Book characters I’d like to meet
  183. I’m principal for the day. Here is my schedule.
  184. How it would feel to walk in space
  185. A sport I’m good at
  186. This person makes me laugh
  187. The theme of my favorite story is…
  188. What most drives me crazy is…
  189. If only I would have listened!
  190. What a house of the future might look like
  191. Doing homework
  192. What a family member taught me
  193. What different colors mean to me
  194. An amazing work of art
  195. Write abouut your favorite book
  196. What I know about the ocean
  197. A great place to go
  198. Games we play at recess
  199. I believe in ghosts because
  200. The music that moves me most
  201. Putting on a play
  202. An unforgettable dream
  203. Is pollution a necessary evil?
  204. When I see nature, I…
  205. Why appearance is not so important
  206. Swimming at the pool or lake
  207. Friendly places
  208. The wildest hairstyle I have ever seen
  209. What I know about…
  210. I don’t understand why…
  211. The funniest zoo animal
  212. My adventure
  213. Who’s at the zoo?
  214. Meet the characters of…
  215. When I was lost
  216. A story about a holiday
  217. The best house pets
  218. My worst vacation
  219. Playing a game with Grandma/Grandpa
  220. My shopping list
  221. An amazing animal
  222. What I regret most
  223. Funny things my pet has done
  224. Foods I don’t like
  225. What I use a computer for
  226. Things I see when I take a walk
  227. I love/hate parties because…
  228. _ is like a boomerang
  229. Our classroom pet
  230. What do I do to break routine?
  231. A cartoon character that I like
  232. I rode on a…
  233. A big hazard on the road
  234. When the dinosaurs returned
  235. Gone fishing!
  236. What I like about where I live
  237. Making my favorite food
  238. Amazing facts I know
  239. When I was upside down
  240. We all make mistakes
  241. A great book made into a great movie
  242. My best class ever
  243. Write about your 21st birthday.
  244. Write about an object that’s been passed through the generations in your family.
  245. What I know about an animal
  246. What’s good about hard work?
  247. What is important to me?
  248. How I can change the way I look
  249. The rules we follow
  250. What if we suddenly had to move?
  251. The biggest thing I ever saw
  252. A bicycle I’d like to have
  253. Write from the viewpoint of a cactus – what’s it like to live in the dessert or have a “prickly personality”?
  254. Words I think are funny
  255. How _ came to be.
  256. Would you rather be rich, successful, healthy, or famous? Why?
  257. Instructions for a pet sitter of my pet
  258. The government should…
  259. My best birthday
  260. Something I wish would happen
  261. Long ago and far away
  262. A friend who moved away
  263. Seeing the world through the eyes of…
  264. My favorite clothes
  265. Discover nature
  266. Why I love to sing
  267. The parade
  268. What will I share?
  269. Coping with brothers and sisters
  270. If I were a superhero, I’d be…
  271. We got caught!
  272. A funny time in my family
  273. A trip in a submarine
  274. What if I were someone else?
  275. What I like about math
  276. My dream
  277. Dear Senator
  278. Dancing to the music
  279. A place I like to visit
  280. A game that meant a lot to my childhood
  281. My chores
  282. Playing with pets
  283. If I lived back in history
  284. A trip on a rocket ship
  285. The environment: problem and solution
  286. How plants grow
  287. I would have liked to have lived during this time.
  288. What makes me laugh?
  289. The next wave of social media
  290. If I could be someone else, I would be…
  291. Getting my first pair of glasses
  292. An important person I know about
  293. The idea hit me like a tornado.
  294. Morning madness
  295. My first crush
  296. Rings on her fingers
  297. Putting my foot in my mouth
  298. A visit to a friend’s school
  299. A cozy spot at home
  300. How could TV be better?
  301. The tallest, the deepest, the longest, the biggest
  302. Dear George Washington
  303. My favorite baby-sitter
  304. My new friend
  305. My first concert
  306. Why school fund-raisers are important
  307. Hanging out
  308. When the big storm hit
  309. 1. What is the greatest benefit of journaling?
  310. Going to the dentist
  311. My favorite food
  312. My best day
  313. A person who means the world to me
  314. When everything goes wrong
  315. My craziest experience in a restaurant or shopping mall
  316. One thing I want to do by the time I leave 8th grade
  317. Write about a time you’ve been physically hurt.
  318. Eating lunch with my friends
  319. My favorite place
  320. I take some things too seriously
  321. A toy I’ve held onto all these years
  322. Things that would make my neighborhood better
  323. A walk in the woods
  324. Overcoming health problems
  325. A visit to a relative’s house
  326. Write about a failure
  327. A great day with a friend
  328. My brother or sister made me so mad
  329. I couldn’t believe that Mom/Dad volunteered me for that job
  330. I like to make…
  331. Let’s help the environment by…
  332. My favorite form of exercise
  333. What do I worry about?
  334. I’m happy when…
  335. Buying something with my own money
  336. My homework place
  337. Going to the circus
  338. A change that would improve school life
  339. If I started my own business, I’d…
  340. Things I’d like to change
  341. Dirt bikes and skateboards
  342. I’d like to invent a machine that…
  343. Write about your favorite instrument
  344. A narrow escape from trouble
  345. My favorite pet
  346. What if school sports were dropped?
  347. My life as a…
  348. Games I play with friends
  349. All about an amazing animal
  350. Helping out around the house
  351. Staying at a friend’s house
  352. A job I’d really like to have
  353. I’ve done something that no one else has done
  354. An important time in history
  355. My first school memories
  356. When I conducted an experiment
  357. Activities for outdoor fun
  358. An all-new album from an important artist
  359. Let’s push alternate forms of energy
  360. I like spring because…
  361. The last time I cried
  362. Activities for indoor fun
  363. A special, secret place
  364. Alone on a desert island
  365. Our clubhouse


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