Prompts For Writing A Novel
Want to start writing a novel? Try one of these prompts to help you get started.
1Jot down an outline of a novel idea you don’t think is good.
2Outline a novel where you fictionalize something that has actually happened to you.
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3Choose a historical figure to write a fictitious biography about. Why did you choose them?
4Create the plot of a novel using the lyrics from one of your favorite songs.
5A character study is a piece of work that examines the life of one, or a few, particular characters in detail. Write a character study of someone who is your complete opposite.
6Set your novel entirely in a small European village that clings to a traditional way of life. Describe this village in detail to begin.
7Research a niche community you know nothing about, like the lives of high-profile chefs, and set your novel in that world. Write a synopsis.
8Interview one of your older relatives to draw inspiration for a novel. What answers are most interesting?
9Draft an outline of a romance novel where the two main characters don’t meet until the final chapter.
10Compare and contrast two of your favorite novels. Which parts do you like best from each?
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