Do you like nightmarish tales that give you goosebumps? Do you get freaked out by stories of suspense? Scary stories, like any story, will follow a basic format that includes developing the premise, setting and characters. But scary stories also rely on tension that builds throughout the story to a frightening or horrific climax. Find inspiration in real life, drawing on your own fears, and write a story that scares you silly.
If you want to become a better writer, the best thing you can do is practice writing every single day. But we know sometimes it can be hard to think of what to write about! So we put together this list of 365 creative writing prompts to give you something to write about daily. Whether you write short stories, poems, or like to keep a journal these will stretch your imagination and give you some ideas on what to write about!
1. Outside the Window : What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?
The translation of human experience into an artful literary presentation is the art of writing. Writing is a careful craft that follows certain literary techniques and maintains field standards. Most fields in creative writing (from academia and publishing, to grant and technical writing), require a higher degree, including at least a Bachelor''''''''''''''''s degree, and, often, an MFA in creative writing or an MA in literature, journalism, or a related field.
Fear is one of the hardest things to provoke in writing. Just flip through the pages of any ghost story anthology; how many of them are genuinely scary ? It takes more than tortured groans and rattling chains. Anyone can throw gore at the reader and call it a day, but the art of raising goose bumps is an elusive one indeed.
People don’t fear death. No one’s afraid of ghosts. Monsters, murderers, darkness—none of the horror staples are really terrifying. If you rely on your audience being scared simply because your story includes any of the above, you’re doomed to fail. Instead, you must understand where terror truly lies.
Write about being sleepless for fifteen minutes. When your time is up, post your practice in the comments section. And if you post, be sure to comment on a few practices by other writers.
I hate this kind of sleeplessness! It makes me tired just reading all she went through trying to calm her body. I liked the ‘tick tock’ rythm at the beginning.
Sad stories that will make you cry. Read these tales of love and hate, life and death, boyfriends and girlfriends, relationships and breakups, misery and woe and sob yourself to sleep at night.
I read one eye I was so close to crying. I read boy meets girl I cried. I read car accident (Sigh) so sad, and then I read escape WHAT SORT OF SICK PARENT WOULD DO THAT! Also I read stupid girl Two words dumb a**