108 Engaging And Creative Nonfiction Writing Prompts

Read our collection of nonfiction writing prompts that will definitely help you in your next nonfiction book.

So you want to write a nonfiction book. Good for you! What are you going to write about?

I know. That question stumps most everyone.

What indeed? Coming up with creative nonfiction ideas isn’t for the faint of heart.

Nonfiction is a big, broad genre of book writing, and narrowing it down to an area in which you have some expertise, background, or interest can be daunting.

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61 Imaginative Science Fiction Writing Prompts

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Your favorite science fiction series (or movie) has got you thinking of writing a sci-fi novel.

This is the world you live in, after all (at least part-time). It makes sense you’d want to write in it, too. 

You’re just not sure where to start — or which science fiction story ideas to explore. 

The possibilities are overwhelming. That’s where this list of 61 sci-fi writing prompts comes in.

We’ve divided them into six groups, based on popular sub genres. 

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55 Of The Best Young Adult Creative Writing Prompts

55 Of The Best Young Adult Creative Writing Prompts

You’re looking for some creative story ideas for teenagers, maybe because you want to write YA fiction, or maybe because you know someone else who does.

Welcome to our inspired collection of 55 writing prompts for young adults

You’ll find a variety of characters and scenarios to play with. Choose from different themed groups to find your next story idea more quickly. 

Start with one that feels personal to you. Then make it familiar to your reader. 

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7 Steps To Writing An Un-Put-Downable Psychological Thriller

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Psychological thrillers are hot right now.

You’ve seen the titles turned into movies. You’ve probably read and watched plenty yourself.

They’re addictive. 

It’s not just the suspense that pulls you in.

Yes, you know something bad is threatening the protagonist, but a big part of the draw is what you get to see going on in the characters’ heads. 

You love this genre so much, you want to write your own. But for starters, you need to know the elements of a psychological thriller. 

Let’s start by getting clear on what it is — and isn’t. 

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75 Of The Best Fiction Writing Prompts For All Writers

What separates the casual fiction writer from the professional one is the commitment to daily writing. But sometimes it’s more of a challenge to get the words flowing.

If nothing triggered you today, and if your mind is playing hopscotch with ideas, fiction writing prompts can get you past the brain block into full writing mode.

The following lists are fiction writing prompts for adults and realistic fiction writing prompts, and while there’s nothing NSFW ahead, the fiction writing ideas are best suited to books written for mature readers.

Here’s how to use these writing prompts:

  • Choose a prompt that inspires you to write.
  • Feel free to alter the writing idea to suit your creative writing needs.
  • View the prompt as an idea to kickstart your writing.
  • Begin writing and allow your ideas to flow and lead your writing wherever it might go.
  • Write as little or as much as you wish to prime your imaginative juices.
  • Don’t judge or critique what you’ve written — just enjoy the process.
  • Once you’ve completed the novel prompt writing, move on to your book writing, or use the prompt writing as part of a book you might decide to write.

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7 Key Elements Of Suspense Story Writing

You have an excellent idea for a suspense novel.

But getting that story onto the page and keeping your readers at the edge of their seats is more challenging than you thought. 

It’s plenty suspenseful in your head. But when you write it out, something is missing

Welcome to Authority Pub’s guide on how to write suspense — with everything you need to know about creating suspense for your readers and nothing you don’t.  

You’ll be back to writing that future best seller in no time. 

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51 Of The Best Historical Fiction Writing Prompts

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You’re looking for historical fiction ideas, and most of the ones you’ve come across are either too detailed and specific or too vague — at least for you. 

History writing prompts should paint enough of a picture to allow you to fill in the gaps as you step into it and look around.

Your own perspective and the connections that form in your mind will take that partial image and complete it. 

We kept that in mind while creating this list of 51 writing prompts for your novel. May each one flood your mind with the possibilities. 

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