Writing

6 Dramatic Story Writing Prompts to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 9, 2021 • 2 min read

Ideas for an interesting story can come from any number of sources. Story ideas might come from real-life experiences, freewriting sessions, or creative writing exercises designed to generate great stories. Over the course of a writing career, you might find writing inspiration via a writing class or writers’ group. If you’re starting out in your writing career and dealing with writer’s block, though, fiction writing prompts can help get your creative juices flowing as you write your own stories.

Creative writing prompts come in many genre-specific forms—fantasy writing prompts, mystery writing prompts, romance writing prompts—but when it comes to stories that center on heightened drama, you aren’t constrained by genre.