Updated: Feb 16

Searching for urban fantasy writing prompts? You found them! Skyscrapers, mass transit, hot night clubs, and the magical world combine.




What is urban fantasy?

Urban fantasy is a rapidly growing subgenre with stories set in, you got it, big cities! Urban fantasy blends the magical world with the non-magical world. Here are some big name urban fantasy novels for inspiration: City of Bones, Moon Called, and Magic Bites.


Getting Started

Writing prompts are a great way to brainstorm new story ideas. Just sit down, read through these, and let your pencil fly! Start a new story today.


Give these urban fantasy story prompts a shot! When you're done, be sure to share your ideas and short fiction in the comments below. Our welcoming, friendly community would love to read them!



Urban Fantasy Writing Prompt #1

Do Not Walk These Dark Streets

The city is teeming with a coven of dark vampires who rules the night. It is no longer safe for citizens to leave their homes after sunset. A visitor takes a midnight stroll.



Urban Fantasy Writing Prompt #2

Don't Jump

On the edge of a skyscraper, a man stands still. The wind blows a tendril of hair in his face.

“Don’t jump.” EMS calls out from several paces away. “Stay right where you are.”

The man winks and lets himself fall backward over the building.



Urban Fantasy Writing Prompt #3

Three Things

Write a story that includes these three things: a dirty night club, a strobing light, and a grimoire.



Urban Fantasy Writing Prompt #4

An Inconvenience at the Convenience Store

When the millionth evil deed has been committed, the gods will return to seek their vengeance. You just stole a pack of gum from your local convenience store.



Urban Fantasy Writing Prompt #5

A Dragon in the City

Dragons are forged of fire and long forgotten in the age of skyscrapers and hedge fund dreams. Until a small kitchen fire collides with what Jack thought was a paperweight. Can he hide a dragon in New York City?




Looking for more fantasy story prompts?

If you enjoyed these urban story prompts, try 365 Awesome Story Prompts! You'll find 50+ more fantasy prompts, setting and character inspiration lists, and tips for getting unstuck. If you prefer a print version with space to jot ideas and flash fiction, try 365 Awesome Story Prompts: Journal Edition.


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Updated: Feb 16

Looking for medieval fantasy writing prompts? Look no further! Here be dragons, maidens, kings, knights, and daring sword play. Don your armor and quill, and let's proceed!



What is medieval fantasy?

Medieval fantasy is a well-known subgenre with stories set in the Middle Ages, between the 5th and late 15th century. Common elements include monarchies, the feudal system, dragons, a lack of modern technology, etc.


A few medieval fantasy stories you might be familiar with include: A Game of Thrones, The Mists of Avalon, and The Princess Bride. You might have noticed medieval fantasy has some serious overlap with the Arthurian and high fantasy subgenres.


Getting Started

Writing prompts are a great way to generate story ideas. Simply set a timer for fifteen minutes and get started! You can use them as a part of a daily writing routine or to help you when you get stuck.


So, what ideas do these medieval fantasy story prompts spark? Share your ideas and short fiction in the comments below.



Medieval Fantasy Writing Prompt #1

Preparing for Battle

It was said that the knight's armor had been forged of an impenetrable metal and cursed by the whispers of his slain foes. None dared approach him, and the towns fell one by one.




Medieval Fantasy Writing Prompt #2

Faithful

A farmhand's daughter defies all societal norms to pursue the man who killed her brother. She rides out at first light, following just a half day behind the king's knights. When she happens upon a rider who has fallen behind, she quickly dons her helmet to hide her identity.




Medieval Fantasy Writing Prompt #3

Ruins

The long forgotten ruins of L'Ethoroxi were rumored to have a fountain of such pure water that it was said the heavens themselves had bestowed them as a gift. The king hoped it was so. For someone very important was ill.




Medieval Fantasy Writing Prompt #4

The Lady in the Lake

She waited in her long white gown in stillness. It had been over a century since she and her love parted. His dying words were that they would meet again by the lakeside. She returned faithfully every year.




Medieval Fantasy Writing Prompt #5

The Sword

"This sword is to be yours, son."

The boy reached out an eager hand

His father smiled. "Once you earn it."




Looking for more fantasy story ideas?

If you enjoyed these medieval story prompts, try 365 Awesome Story Prompts! You'll find 50+ more fantasy prompts, setting and character inspiration lists, and tips for getting unstuck. If you prefer a print version with space to jot ideas and flash fiction, try 365 Awesome Story Prompts: Journal Edition.


You can also sign-up for my newsletter and get prompts sent directly to your inbox! You'll also get my free book, 100 Awesome Story Prompts, for free.



Updated: Feb 16

Epic fantasy, also known as high fantasy, is perhaps the oldest and most beloved subgenre in all of fantasy literature. Established favorites include The Lord of the Rings, Wheel of Time, and Game of Thrones. What do these series have in common? Spectacular worldbuilding, battles of good and evil, numerous books, passage of time, and so much more. Ready to write your own? Get started with the epic fantasy writing prompts below!


There are many ways to use writing prompts. Some writers like to use them daily to improve their writing habit. Others like to use them to spark and complete a full story idea. One of my favorites is to set a timer and free write for fifteen minutes.


What ideas do these epic fantasy story ideas spark? Share your thoughts and flash fiction in with our friendly, welcoming community in the comments below.





Epic Fantasy Writing Prompt #1

With troubled eyes, his aged servant looked at him. "Do you care for anyone but yourself?"

He considered for a moment. "I care for my crown."



Epic Fantasy Writing Prompt #2

A mad sorcerer once controlled and maintained the magic of this land until his disappearance. Now, chaos reigns.



Epic Fantasy Writing Prompt #3

Legend says that the volcano will erupt when the next line of kings is born. It has been erupting for two months straight now.



Epic Fantasy Writing Prompt #4

Write a story that includes these three things. Ethereal wings. Fire. Deception.



Epic Fantasy Writing Prompt #5

Long ago, in the time of warriors, a man lived and died by his blade. He took it into battle, bed, and even to his grave. The blade was imbued with this fierce energy, and it is said its owner will be near unstoppable. After thousands of years, you've just found it.




Looking for more story ideas?

Read 365 Awesome Story Prompts. You'll find prompts, setting and character inspiration lists, and tips for getting unstuck. 50+ fantasy prompts are included. If you prefer a print version with space to brainstorm, try 365 Awesome Story Prompts: Journal Edition.


You can also join my newsletter and get prompts sent directly to your inbox! You'll also get my free book, 100 Awesome Story Prompts, for free.



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