creative writing prompts

  Creative Writing Prompts To Get The Ink Flowing   Need more creative writing ideas? Check out the Writing Prompts Page   Want to write something right now but need a primer to get you started? We’ve compiled a list of some of our most creative writing prompts, ideas that challenge the imagination to give… Read More


Writing Prompts For Horror Stories   If you are into the creepy, scary or just downright weird NITH’s got you covered. Nine freaky writing prompts for horror stories. Nine chances to scare the living bejesus out of the reader. Nine… Like cat’s lives. Want to share what you’ve written? Use the Entries Page to send… Read More

Copyright Darren Kirby

Using one of of the prompts from Writing Prompts For Science Fiction Stories as a starting point, write your best science fiction story of no more than 700 words. Make sure you follow all the guidelines listed below, including how to format your entry. Make sure to include links to your website, twitter, or other contact… Read More


Jenny Aspen’s first short story for Needle In The Hay is a short story about love in Paris. Far from clichéd, Jenny sprinkles just enough difference into this tale of two writers to keep things interesting, as an unlikely duo of Americans find themselves bonding over home.  It’s hard to write romance without taking irony into account, and… Read More


Need help overcoming writers block? Want to start flexing your creative muscle but need a place to start? Whether you want to take a break from that 80 000 word manuscript or you’ve only got half an hour to write and need an idea to get you started, writing prompts are the perfect creative kickstarter.… Read More