32 Prompt Writing Challenge
Prompt originally by: Unneeded-Luck
Must use fictional characters
The characters can be original characters, fan characters, or characters from any series, but they must all be from the same universe or on the same world. Crossover counts.
Can be written as scenes/vignettes or stand alone short stories.
Spend no more than a day on the prompts.
Do NOT edit any of the outcomes of the prompts you've written for until seven days later.
The entries must be original to you. No stealing or copying.
You don't have to post them anywhere.
Prompts can be done in any order, but it is suggested that prompt 6 is done before prompt 21.
1.Write about the history of your least favorite character. If there are none, write the background of a character you know little about.
2.Write about a favorite character or the most virtuous character succumbing to their biggest vice or temptation.
3.Write a normal side character as a fantasy character and have them go about an ordinary day. The fantasy world can be from an existing work. If there are no ordinary characters, have the fantasy character to lead the life of a normal person of your own country.
4.Write about a "cannon" couple or a favorite couple breaking up. Be sure to mention why they break up and have the reason be plausible.
5.Write a scene where your favorite character and least favorite character are at a restaurant for dinner. How does the dinner go?
6.Rewrite one of the other prompts from a bystander's POV, not including prompt 21.
7.Write a scene where two characters that have never met finally meet at a store. What do they think of each other?
8.A character finds a rod that can grant them one wish. What do they wish for? Does it backfire?
9.Write a scene where a character is confronted by their worst fear. How do they get over it? Do they?
10.A major character dies. What are the feelings of a character that only knew them for a while?
11.A character finds themselves genderbent. How do they realistically respond?
12.The protagonist, antagonist, and a dog go to the park to relax. How does that work out?
13.Write a scene about the death of the big character. Do it without dialogue. Focus on the mood.
14.Write a scene focusing on dialogue only. This can be written as a script or done with dialogue tags.
15.The antagonist is going through an ordinary day. What do they do?
16.A protagonist finds themselves trapped in a room with someone/something they dislike.
17.Write a memory of any character that made them who they are. The memory has to be something at least mentioned but not talked about in a flashback. It also must be prior to the time when the novel takes place.
18.Grab the closest book, find page 103, line 9, word 14. Write a vignette with that word as the prompt.
19.Grab three characters, put them in the middle of a busy street. For twenty minutes, put your iPod, MP3 player, or music program on shuffle (or just listen to the radio) and write according to the mood of the music. Have the story flow along with the music.
20.Ask someone around you to bring something random to you. Write a vingette with that as a major plot point and include every character that has a name starting with the letter A, F, and/or P.
21.Go to a random plot-twist generator and write a scene about the second answer given with the protagonist, love-interest/confidant, a family member, and the bystander from prompt 6.
22.The characters meet you. There's a rubber duck, a pail full of white paint, and a character has a hangover. From there, anything goes.
23.Hook up two characters realistically as possible. If using characters from a series, use a couple that is a couple that is not together as of the current update.
24.Have bonding time between two characters that hate each other. Can be trivial.
25.What's the most played song on your music device or music program? Use that as the basic mood of the scene. Using the fifth eldest character in the newest update.
26.The main protagonist meets the main antagonist (or big bad if there are multiple) of an other story/series of your choice at the bar. Anything goes.
27.Write a scene where a side character confronts another character about a big problem.
28.Write a scene where the proudest character has to be humbled.
29.A sidekick is put out of commission as the main story goes on. How do they feel?
30.Write a scene after the end. Does the character find themselves reminiscing or missing their adventure? Do they hate themselves for it? Do they regret anything?
31.A side character obtains their goal, but they don't find it satisfying. What's wrong with it?
32.Rewrite any of the prompts in another era.