By Chris Dunmire | Launched 2005 | Last Updated 2/21/19
Looking for a guided writing challenge? Need a story starter? A little nudge or creativity spark? Here's a unique opportunity to take the path of the unknown; generate a random writer's prompt right now and let it stir something within you. When it does, simply grab the end of the thread and begin writing for 5 minutes to see where it goes. Keep going if you're on a roll.
Since 2005 Creativity Portal's Imagination Prompt Generator has inspired thousands of writers by outputting scores of randomly generated "Imagination Prompts" at the simple press of a button.
Try it now! Take as much time with each prompt as you need, or set a 10-minute timer to get you motivated. Your first prompt appears above. To generate another, click the "click for next prompt" button.
For more writing prompts and activities, see Creativity Portal's growing Writing Prompts section.
This feature on Creativity Portal is not simply a writers prompt tool. If you allow and open to possibilities, you will see it as an inspirational instrument that allows you to play in the world of imagination to manifest beautiful music and works of art. Understand that you are part of this process. The unique element you bring to LIFE, and in this context, the writing table, is YOU. The prompts are here as a beginning, but what you bring through your unique perspective, experience, gifts, and imagination brings completeness to the creative process you are about to engage in. What a gift to treasure and share! Are you ready? Following are a few more options to using this tool to your benefit.
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