What If…? 10 Creative Writing Prompts for September

Here’s this month’s selection of “What If . . . ?” creative writing prompts to inspire you – let’s see what you can do with these!

What if . . .

1. you decided to fake it?

2. someone was determined to find out your email address but you didn’t want him (or her) to have it?

3. you recommended a friend but lived to regret it?

4. Shakespeare had been an artist?

5. you meant to change the name of one of the characters before your book was published, but you forgot?

6. one of your senses started working in a different way?

7. you switched off the wrong thing?

8. too many people turned up?

9. you took part in a drinking competition?

10. you were banned from appearing in public?

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