Writing Prompt Generator
for Book Ideas

Writing Prompt Generator
for Book Ideas

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Writing Prompt Generator
for Book Ideas

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What is a Writing Prompt Generator?

A writing prompt generator is a tool that produces a writing prompt, which is a writing topic or story starter that helps with the ideation process of writing.

Writing prompts are often used in a learning setting, when writers need direction. However, writing prompts are also especially used for authors that struggle with ideation for their next book idea, or experience writing block that prevents them from being able to start writing.

A writing prompt gives direction, and is like a seed that writer’s can use to sprout their imagination and creativity. You can choose whether or not to deviate from the original writing prompt or not; it’s up to you!

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How does this Writing Prompt Generator work?

Our Writing Prompt Generator is designed especially for novelists and authors in search of their next book idea. The generator is loaded with a variety of prompts and story starters, all based on genre type, and we are continuously updating the tool with more prompts.

Related: How to Write a Book

To get started, you will have to select your writing type and genre, then the generator will randomly produce a writing prompt that meets the criteria of your genre.

Here are the steps to use this Prompt Generator:

  1. Select “Fiction” or “Nonfiction” as your writing type.
  2. Select a “Genre.”
  3. Click the orange “Generate” button.
  4. Enter your information (optional).
  5. Click “Generate.”

Your writing prompt will then appear. If you aren’t happy with the writing prompt the generator produced, you can click “Generate” again and another prompt will show.

Reasons to use this Writing Prompt Generator

Why use a generator to come up with a story idea, you ask? There are plenty of reasons!

Sometimes, using a random prompt generator is especially helpful for those looking to improve their writing craft, implement a new literary technique and explore a different genre.

Usually, students learning to write stories in an educational setting will be given written prompts or topics to follow, simply because a random writing prompt helps guide the writer with an initial topic to get started.

Here are some reasons to use a Writing Prompt Generator:

  1. Story guidance. Sometimes, coming up with how to start a story is more than half the battle. With a writing prompt generator, you never have to worry about a lack of ideas.
  2. Explore new genres. If you’re hesitant about dabbling in new genres, a writing prompt generator is a low-risk avenue to help you explore a new genre or topic that you wouldn’t have otherwise thought of. You can try your hand at a new genre with a story prompt, and see where it takes you!
  3. Creative brainstorming. A story starter can plant the seed of inspiration. When you read a prompt, it might inspire you to think of another idea to pursue. Or, if you start writing to a certain prompt, you have to creatively think of which direction you are going to take the story in. That’s great for exercising your creative muscle!
  4. Writing practice. Using a guided prompt is great for developing your writing skills. With a random prompt, you can feel free to practice new writing techniques without fear of failure.
  5. Writer’s block. For writers that struggle with creative blocks, a writing prompt generator is like an oil that can be used to get your wheels turning again. It takes the brain work out of the difficult process of just getting started. You don’t have to think of how to start a story on your own; use a writing prompt and choose where to go from there.

Now that you know how to use a writing prompt generator, and why it can be extremely helpful for writers of all backgrounds, styles, and levels of expertise, it’s time to get started!

Are you ready to use the Writing Prompt Generator for your next book idea?