LightbulbCreative Writing prompts

At our recent education marketplace, teachers told us that they would like creative writing resources for use in the classroom. Over the summer, we’ve been gathering together our favourite writing prompts. We’ve got thirty for you to choose from, and we’ll aim to upload another 30 for the next education newsletter.

Each prompt is designed to give ideas for stories, develop characters, explore point of view, kickstart dialogue or respond to a text creatively. We hope you find our selection useful and inspiring, and if not, please tell us! If you have any creative classroom prompts you’d like to share to add to the list please email

Creative Writing Prompts for Teachers


The Fiercest Light – Schools’ resource pack

‘The Fiercest Light’ was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War Centenary, Norfolk & Norwich Festival, and Writers’ Centre Norwich (now the National Centre for Writing) following the ‘Fierce Light’ project that premiered in May 2016.

The schools’ resource pack contains:

To request a free copy of the resource pack, please email

Further creative writing activity packs for use in the classroom and home-schooling are coming soon. These include activities based around Norwich as a UNESCO City of Literature and resources featuring contemporary writers.

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