What If? 31 Creative Writing Prompts for December

Hello! Here’s this month’s selection of What Ifs to stimulate your writing brain. Let’s see what can you do with these! Some are deliberately vague or ambiguous so you can interpret them in different ways.

There’s one for each day of the month. If you need more, please take a look at our book The Fastest Way to Get Ideas – 4,400 Essential What Ifs for Writers.

What if…

1. they evacuated Earth and you were one of the few who stayed behind?

2. you told someone you felt sorry for them, but didn’t get the reaction you expected?

3. you used a work skill outside of work?

4. you used something you’d learned in school that you thought you’d never have a use for in real life?

5. you defended the indefensible?

6. you were tricked into saying something in another language that didn’t mean what you thought it did?

7. your toilet was really hungry?

8. your toilet ate you?

9. vehicles only went where they wanted to go?

10. you had a secret identity – online, in the real world, or both?

11. you had your own think-tank?

12. you were hugely respected?

13. you were renowned?

14. you had a bit of a reputation?

15. you had a pair of glasses that enabled you to see ghosts?

16. you ended up in another country, with no idea how you’d got there?

17. your case was to be heard by the Supreme Court?

18. you had never lasted a full week (or even a full day) at any job?

19. you became an Olympic gold medalist?

20. NASA needed your expertise?

21. one of the intelligence services summoned you to join them for a month-long secret mission?

22. teenagers started using your name as rhyming slang for the latest swear word?

23. a product that your family had used for generations was revealed to be toxic – which perhaps explained their early deaths?

24. it was free to get in but you had to pay to get out?

25. you changed the main thing about yourself?

26. parents decided what their children should be taught at school?

27. you escaped into the fictional world of a novel but couldn’t get back out again?

28. every war had turned out the opposite way?

29. we all stopped learning at 8 years old?

30. the general public was paid to solve crimes?

31. Earth was the only planet and the Sun was the only star?

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What If . . . ? 10 Creative Writing Prompts for July

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

These are all taken from our book: The Fastest Way to Get Ideas – 4,400 Essential What Ifs for Writers.

What if…

1. your child seemed to have an extra sense?

2. a monkey could do your job?

3. you didn’t realise they were allergic?

4. something reared up at you?

5. you only bought things that were advertised?

6. humans were on their way to extinction?

7. you unearthed a secret while researching your family tree?

8. the library didn’t have any books?

9. you deliberately gave it to the wrong person?

10. keeping secrets was impossible?

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What If . . . ? 10 Creative Writing Prompts for June

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

These are all taken from our book: The Fastest Way to Get Ideas – 4,400 Essential What Ifs for Writers.

What if…

1. you didn’t seem to have any relatives?

2. someone copied your idea?

3. you misheard what they said?

4. you could see how things would have turned out if you’d made a different choice?

5. you covered your tracks?

6. you turned off the power?

7. you weren’t as powerful as you thought you were?

8. it was only a rehearsal, but you thought you were doing it for real?

9. a novelty political party won the election?

10. you were the only person who knew that the rules had changed?

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What If . . . ? 10 Creative Writing Prompts for May

May already? How did that happen?

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. clouds sometimes crashed to earth, causing flooding and destruction?

2. there really was a ‘time’ bomb?

3. failing to keep a secret was a crime?

4. you kept putting off a difficult decision until it was too late?

5. you asked a hundred people and got a hundred different answers?

6. people underestimated your intelligence?

7. the proof was overwhelming?

8. you thought the punishment was too severe?

9. you never used your real name?

10. you needed to be alone?

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What If . . . ? 10 Creative Writing Prompts for March

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. death was something to celebrate?

2. you never met your children?

3. you knew the results of sporting events before they took place?

4. your car decided where you would be going on each journey, not you?

5. people felt obliged to keep you happy?

6. you were determined to be anonymous?

7. your clothing was unsuitable?

8. you faked the report?

9. you made sure you broke the law at least once every day?

10. you went beyond your personal limit?

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What If…? Essential writing prompts (July 2011)

Here’s another selection of What If writing prompts to inspire you – see what you can do with these!

What if . . .

1. you had no self control?

2. you really liked someone – until you found out his/her name?

3. you refused to do the work you had been given?

4. someone started a false rumour that your company was closing down?

5. you were surprised by someone’s honesty?

6. you got into an argument with a foreigner, but neither of you could understand what the other was saying?

7. you went on a journey that you hadn’t intended making?

8. you found it impossible to make a comparison?

9. you failed to recognise your own child?

10. you were determined to meet your favourite celebrity?

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What If…? Essential writing prompts (June 2011)

Here’s another selection of What If writing prompts to inspire you – see what you can do with these!

What if . . .

1. you weren’t allowed to throw anything away?

2. nobody had jobs any more?

3. you discovered that your partner was an illegal immigrant?

4. you could turn back time?

5. you wanted more than someone thought you wanted?

6. a friend asked you for a job reference but you knew he’d lied on his application form?

7. you had a cough that didn’t respond to treatment?

8. you were the only survivor?

9. the charges against you were false?

10. you drank a love potion (deliberately or unwittingly)?

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