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Writing Prompts for Adults (53 Ideas!)

Writing Prompts for Adults— Writing on a daily basis is an excellent tool to help writers develop their skills, to overcome writer’s block or to explore new writing frontiers. Writing prompts can inspire new ideas and spark the imagination.

Adult Daily Writing Ideas

Adult writers — from beginner to advanced — may find it helpful to use writing prompts when they wish to further refine their writing ability. More advanced writers may choose to use prompts to get a new inspiration especially when they want to explore a new writing genre. On the other hand, beginner adult writers may choose to use writing prompts in order to learn and grow. 

It is vital to understand that if you want to improve your writing skills, then regular writing is a must. We suggest setting a goal to write on a daily basis.

Below you will find a list of daily writing prompts especially for adults. Explore and enjoy these daily writing prompt ideas! 

Writing Prompts for Adults for Daily Use

  1. Hidden
  1. Hidden away on the inside of the jacket
  2. At that moment, she should’ve left
  3. He should have realized that…
  4. Suddenly everything became blurry and dark
  5. With great joy, I share with you what happened after…
  6. A place I visit often is…
  7. Staring at his reflection
  8. What if…
  9. A taste she never knew before 
  10. The strangest thing happened after I…
  11. On the other side of the house
  12. The last time he saw her
  13. Everyone else was grieving
  14. It was time to look for another partner
  15. The place she used to hide out
  16. The one thing she will remember for the rest of her life
  17. On the other side of the town
  18. My mother used to tell me
  19. Suddenly, everyone was staring at me
  20. It seemed that this was just a game for them
  21. That was his idea not mine
  22. Obviously, that was completely illegal
  23. It was definitely worth a try
  24. My deepest secret
  25. Crying uncontrollably
  26. Out of the blue, I heard footsteps in the empty, dark street…
  27. When I tell the truth…
  28. Without any doubt, it was a very silly thing to say
  29. Hiding in the closet she found…
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  30. When nobody was around
  31. If he could turn back the hands of time
  32. Giving it her best, she finally…
  33. They climbed to the top and…
  34. It was the time of the year when
  35. No more! 
  36. But, that was not his real name
  37. The people listened, yet nobody believed them because…
  38. Some might say that it’s wrong to…
  39. Then everything came into focus
  40. Staring into the mirror
  41. Keeping a secret
  42. What I should have said in the beginning
  43. I know how it feels to be in his shoes
  44. The last time I talked to her
  45. Once again, I was late for…
  46. This time he was prepared for…
  47. What I have always dreamed of is…
  48. The last time I spoke with them
  49. I finally opened up my heart after…
  50. It was a cloudy, cold day in November
  51. The clocks were pointing at twelve…
  52. Waking up in a strange room was not something that he expected
  53. Yesterday, the snow just kept falling…

Here are some more writing ideas to gain inspiration from for your adult writing practice.

More Adult Writing Ideas

  • The fear of walking fast
  • An extraordinary person named _________ inspires me because….
  • The color ______ looks great on you because…
  • The unexpected perks of taking a leisurely walk are…
  • The amazing mysteries of the plum include…
  • My best friend and I went…
  • Write about chocolate and how it affects love
  • Global living in the modern world

Using random words as writing prompts

  • Merry-go-round
  • Problem
  • Man
  • Woman
  • Church
  • Town
  • Future
  • Past
  • Dreams

Many adult writers use themes to kick-start their writing while others choose to use lines of dialogue or specific keywords as great writing starters. Obviously, the sources of writing prompts that may be used for writing skill development is virtually limitless. If you practice your writing consistently with the adult writing prompts listed above, there is no doubt they should help you unleash your creativity and achieve new heights in your writing performance.

Until next time, write on…

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