Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Horror writing prompts


Horror writing prompts 

write a short story based on this pic

Writing for the horror genre can be a lot of fun, be it just playing around the edge with the hints of darkness through your writing or diving deep into the very things that nightmares are made of, there is generally something for all of us to make us shiver with fearful delight as we explore the genre that is horror through our writing
Here you will find writing prompts created to help inspire and motivate your writing in this darker genre, from story starters, over all themes and the wonderful picture prompts please take the time to explore even if you have never written for the horror before, after all its through challenaging ourselves that we find our hidden strengths

For more on how to use writing prompts please check out my post
Story starters for horror writers
Write a short horror story using one of the opening sentences below…

1. The city was burning…

2. The dead eyes opened…

3. The wound wouldn’t stop bleeding…

4. The coffin creaked open…


Write a poem or song based on this picture
 5. The rope tightened…              

6. I was being followed…

7.  lying awake in bed…

8. In the darkness they gathered…

9. The doorbell rung…

10. The dirt moved…

11. I knew it was wrong…

12. The sky had turned a…

13. The grave was empty…

14. He was coming for me…

15. The street light flickered once…

16. I wasn’t alone…

17. The garden was perfect…

18.  “Don’t leave me here”…

19. The sacrifice was ready…
Write a short horror story on the above
picture prompt
                                                                               
20. She didn’t know I was watching…



Horror theme prompts
Choose one of the themes below to write a short horror story of no less than 750 words
Or a dark themed poem of any length

1.  Blood pact
2. Christmas ornament
3. Frozen
4. Broken promise
5. Telephone call

6. Road rage
7. Crossroads
8. Trapped
9. Witch’s familiar
10. Birth
11. Crying ghost
Write a poem on the above picture prompt
12. Garbage bin
13. Car accident  
14. Floating body
15. Late to the party
16. Cursed town
17. False accusation
18. Death’s Visit
19. Woman scorned
20. Key





Picture prompts for horror writers
write a short horror story based on one of the picture prompts below...



































 the picture pompts below choose one to write a poem or a song about






























     Check back for more in writing prompts on my blog soon!

Happy writing!

4 comments:

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    1. thanks :) I am really glad you liked them :)

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  2. Inspiring stuff. Thanks!

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  3. Great inspiring prompts. I write erotic horror as well. I think prompts that have a touch of erotica in them would be great too.
    Great job!

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