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This month I wanted to focus on the fantasy theme to support the release of my 500 Fantasy Writing Prompt book.
So, here are 30 Epic Fantasy Story Ideas to get you started 🙂
As always, there are no rules in writing with writing prompts, but if youd like some guidelines, here are a few:
Choose a prompt that interests you or causes you a strong emotion.
Set a timer and write for 10 minutes or 5 minutes, or 20 whatever suits you.
Start writing and see where the words take you. If you have trouble getting started, ask yourself questions to get your fingers moving.
Who is your character in the prompt/scene? What do they want? What is getting in their way?
Who or what is your antagonist? What do they desire? How does this interfere with what your MC desires?
What conflicts does your chosen setting create for your characters?
Whats the worse thing that could go wrong for your MC?
If you are still having trouble, check out Holly Lisles post onwriting well to a prompt its an excellent article, which will help you write to any prompt you are given.
You have the ability to change the future based on whatever you bake.
Write about the fairy tale creatures that are anything but innocent. And the princess who is their leader.
A thief trades lives with a princess for a day, but has a plan to bring the whole monarchy down.
A mysterious staff that is rumored to contain all the worlds magic has disappeared. You, a poor farmer, wake one morning to find it on your doorstep.
Your aunts living room isnt ordinary. Stepping inside it can transport you to any reality you can think of.
Write about dream assassins who are tasked with fighting nightmares that disturb peoples sleep.
The earrings you were gifted for your birthday arent normal. Every time you put them on, you see the world as it really is.
Your friends convince you to go to a party one night and you reluctantly join them. However, this party is hosted by fairies looking for their next ruler.
A mysterious girl comes up to you one day. I think you might need this, she says, handing you a thick book. Remember the names.
Write about monsters who are deathly afraid of humans.
The evil queen keeps a diary. Write her first entry, her 12th, and then her last.
Its the annual wizards conference and youre feeling less than enthusiastic about it, having fallen out of practice for years.
On the twelfth day of every month, the trees come alive and begin to speak to you.
Two friends who are royalty find themselves in a war against each other and against their will.
A group of high school girls find a spellbook in their library and decide to use it to their advantage.
Take a deep breath. At this time of night, the moon begins to smell like roses.
The child smiled, opened his hands, and summoned the darkness.
The right letter, the woman whispered, Can unite kingdomsor destroy them. Choose your words wisely.
Brothers shouldnt fight each other for the throne. And yet, there they were. On opposite sides, swords drawn.
The songs came to a screeching halt as the doors were thrown open.
Within the depths of a cold and merciless prison, where no one could hear him, an old man cried.
Fight for me, little knight. Fight because you have no other choice. Because the alternative is much worse.
The merchant sold just about everything: money, intelligence, memories. The only thing he never had in stock were clouds.
Night would soon arrive. They had three hours before they would come for the girl.
At the sound of their approach, the king rose, his shackles clanking.
Stay still, the rebel reprimanded before they drew their mask over their face. One movement will ruin this for all of us.
Witches are actually quite good cooks. Theyre undoubtedly skilled in the kitchen.
The maid entered the room, wearing the princesss wedding gown.
In the middle of the gardens sat a pond. And in the middle of that pond was a fish who knew the secrets of the world.
Courage, the ogre said. His eyes twinkled. Its stronger than any man-made weapon.
Id love to hear which prompts you liked best. Let me know in the comments, and Ill respond as soon as I can. If you would like more prompts like these, check out the upcoming500 Fantasy Writing Prompts ebook, available now for pre-order.
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Hi, I just found your site & love it! A question: If I use one of your prompts in my novel, how do I go about giving you this credit? Thanks, have a great day! 🙂
Hi JS! There is absolutely no need to give me any credit but if you really want to, you can mention me in your acknowledgements/author notes:) Im so happy you are enjoying the prompts! Good luck with your novel.
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