Writing Prompt Generator

Writing Prompt Generator

Stuck in your story? Trying to develop a character? Looking for fanfiction prompts? Let The Character Comma’s Writing Prompt Generator shake up some ideas for you!

Click below to start generating ideas!



Generator not working? Looking for an accessible alternative? Just prefer the list format? Check out our Writing Prompt List! (includes all the same prompts!)

About this Writing Prompt Generator:

Writing Prompt Generator - Creative writing prompts for writers
This writing prompt generator currently includes 121 unique writing prompts! Sometimes they include random pronouns for better clarity, but don’t let that keep you from applying the prompts to whoever you want, however you want.

For best results, think about the possibilities of each writing prompt clicking again. Even if you don’t end up writing it, allowing yourself to brainstorm different scenarios gets the creative juices flowing! Think of it like an exercise in creative thinking.

To keep things spicy, this prompt generator contains a variety of:

  • Character development prompts
  • Novel/story prompts
  • Creative writing prompts
  • Fanfiction prompts
  • Alternate Universe (AU) prompts
  • Dialogue prompts

Last updated: Added 10 new prompts on June 4th, 2019.

Writing Prompt Credit & Sources:

Most of these writing prompts are my own, and many of the novel and character development ones I use regularly for my own novels!

But some of the other prompts were inspired by various places around the web and others were taken with permission by dedicated writing prompt blogs. Credit to:

1 Writer’s Digest
2 Witter Prompts
3 Corvid Knowledge Hoard
4 Creative Writing Prompts

If you like what you see from one of them, please check their blog for more!

If the generator ever stops working, try refreshing the page after about 30 seconds. If the generator is still broken after a few minutes, email me at emilie@thecharactercomma.com and I’ll troubleshoot it as soon as I can! See a full list of writing prompts here.