8 Dystopian Writing Prompts to Inspire Your Next Book

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 9, 2021 • 3 min read

If you’ve read the bestselling books The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, or Animal Farm by George Orwell, you’re already familiar with dystopian literature. This genre of fiction flips the real world upside down, creating an alternate universe in which humans are subject to powerful forces like a tyrannical government or climate crisis. If this is your first go at a book in the dystopian genre, and you don’t know where to begin, creative writing prompts can help you create a dystopian world.