Ideas for Story Starters
Oral or written scenarios created to ignite your writing are called story starters. They are different from writing prompts. Writing prompts don't stem from a scene, but from an idea that needs development, although writers and teachers often use the...
Scholastic's Story Starters kids' writing activity generates creative writing prompts,
from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction.
Scholastic's multi-genre Story Starters writing activity generates creative writing
prompts for kids in PreK to first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth grade.
The story starter provides more than two hundred billion different story starters.
This story starter
submitted by creative writing teacher Daisee is composed of only one line, but it's chock-full of potential: Write a story
that begins and ends with the same line.
One way to approach this prompt is to freewrite for a page or so and then choose the s... More »
I didn't mean to kill her. The air turned black all around me. Icy fingers gripped my
arm in the darkness. Wandering through the graveyard it felt like something ...
Bye-bye Writer's Block! Hundreds of creative writing ideas for your fiction and
dramatic writing. Use these story starters and writing prompts alone, or with our
Feel free to use whatever starter you want and come back anytime you need
inspiration. Story Starters 1-25: 1. The wind howled through the window. The girl
Next time your child asks you to read a story, tell her that today you want her to
tell you a story instead. Use one of these Young Writers Workshop pages to help
Write your own stories with these type and print worksheets. These writing
exercises present a picture, a story starter, and an area for you to finish writing