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56 Wonderful Writing Questions

Writing Questions for Kids, Tweens/Teens, and Adults — Writing is a wonderful way to encourage creativity and critical thinking. It also offers mental health benefits to both kids and adults, giving individuals a place where they can explore thoughts and release their feelings.

All Ages Writing Questions

But every age group, from younger kids to adult writers, can find it challenging to decide what they want to write about. 

That’s exactly when a few wonderful writing questions, topics, and prompts can be helpful and offer some needed inspiration.

You see…

Sometimes a good prompt, writing topic, or a thought-provoking question is all that is needed to get the brain going, which means you don’t waste time trying to decide what to write about. And, you certainly won’t struggle overcoming writer’s block.

And now…

We’ve put together three excellent lists of writing questions for every age group.


From great questions for younger kids and writing questions for teens to questions for adults, in this blog post you’ll find something for everyone in our wonderful lists of questions for writing.

Some Thoughts on Our Writing Question Lists by Age (Young, Teen, Adult)

Though a diary entry or journal entry on a any single day may not seem to do a lot for you in terms of becoming a better writer, I assure it does.

And that’s exactly why I want you to check out the wonderful lists of journal prompts and writing questions below. They were written specially (by humans!) to help writers in any grade or of any age.

Of course, a writing process begins with, well…writing.

And strangely enough, many people just never get started writing.

But, not you!

You’ve come this far in this blog post and that tells me you are a committed writer who explores your emotions, dives into a perspective on your life experiences or into specific details of the real world, and maybe even enjoys writing about the simple things to be grateful for in everyday life.

Whatever your writing joy is, there is no doubt that a wonderful list of writing questions can help.


Go for it and check out our wonderful writing questions and use them to improve your writing skills or use them just for fun. Either way, I know you’ll be glad you did. Now enjoy!

18 Writing Questions for Younger Writers

  1. How would you describe your idea of a perfect day? 
  2. If you could change anything about school, what would you change? 
  3. What is your favorite memory from the past? 
  4. What was the funniest thing you have ever seen? 
  5. If you could have three wishes, what would your wishes be? 
  6. What things are you really good at? 
  7. What job would you like to have when you’re older? 
  8. If you were invisible, what kinds of things would you do? Why?

    Writing Question Prompts for Writers of All Ages

  9. Why do you think that you need to be honest? 
  10. If you had $100 and had to give it away, who would you give the money to? 
  11. What is your favorite thing about your family? 
  12. Have you ever made a mistake? What was the mistake, and how did you fix it? 
  13. Who is your biggest hero? Why? 
  14. If you could just wear one color every day for the rest of your life, what color would you pick?
  15. What movie or television characters to you wish were actually real? 
  16. What is your hardest subject in school? Why do you think it is hard for you? 
  17. If you could only listen to one song every day, what would that song be? 
  18. What is the scariest situation you’ve ever experienced? 

And now for our list of…

22 Writing Questions for Tweens/Teens

  1. What are the best and worst things about the internet? 
  2. What would your best friends say is your best quality? Do you agree? 
  3. What is your favorite day of the year? 
  4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you want to live for the rest of your life? 
  5. What are your top favorite songs? Why? 
  6. Would you rather be smart, beautiful, or popular? Why? 
  7. What are some of the biggest challenges that you face every day as a teenager?
  8. What is something that scares you that you’d like to give a try? 
  9. Would you rather be respected or loved? Why? 
  10. Do you think that social media represents people authentically? Why or why not? 
  11. What things make you angry, and why do they make you angry? 
    Writing Question List for Teens
  12. How do you feel when you do poorly on a test? Do you do anything to prevent it from happening again? 
  13. What would you be doing if you were five years older right now? 
  14. What things always make you laugh? 
  15. Do you think that alcohol and cigarette advertising have negative effects on teens? 
  16. What are the top three places in the world you would like to visit? Why? 
  17. Do you believe that there should be dress codes at school? Why or why not? 
  18. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the internet? 
  19. What is the possession you value the most? Why is it so valuable to you? 
  20. How do you believe music impacts our lives today? 
  21. How would you define beauty? 
  22. If you had to live without one of your senses (touch, vision, taste, hearing, or smell), which one would it be? 

Now, take a look at these…

16 Writing Questions List for Adults

  1. If you could talk to your teenage self, what would you say? 
  2. If you could have coffee with anyone, alive or dead, who would that person be? Why? 
  3. If you could change one thing in your past, what would you change? 
  4. What is your saddest memory? 
  5. What makes you feel angry and how do you deal with anger? 
  6. What is the primary emotion that you are feeling in your life right now? 
  7. What are a few of the things in your life that make you the happiest? 
  8. What do you wish other people knew about you? 
  9. Who are the people in your life that you trust and that you feel genuinely support you? 
  10. What things can you learn from the mistakes you have made in your life? 
  11. What has been the biggest thing that has surprised you about your life? 
    Great questions for younger kids
  12. What do you remember most about your high school days? 
  13. When you were a child, who was your favorite family member? Why?
  14. What did you do this month that helped you get closer to your life’s goals? 
  15. Who was someone who believed in you even when you had a hard time believing in yourself? How did they impact your life? 
  16. Who is someone you need to forgive in your life? What can you do to reach forgiveness and move on? 

I hope you enjoyed these lists of writing questions.

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