Reaching a Goal
For those who aspire to improve their writing skills, narrative writing prompts can be a useful tool. In many cases, writers find that work begun as the result of a prompt can be revised and polished into a publishable piece. Narrative writing is widely used in short stories, novels, essays, and plays. To begin your narrative writing, tell a story about how you worked to achieve an important goal in your life, such as losing weight or learning a foreign language.
Failing to Prepare
Describe a time in which you had to take a test or make a presentation when you weren't properly prepared.
First Day at Work
Tell a story about your first day at a new job.
Bravery in Action
Describe a time in which you needed to be brave and go against the opinion of others.
Fighting with Mom
Tell a story about the biggest fight you ever had with your parents.
A Night to Remember
Describe the most memorable party you have ever attended.
Tell a story about a time you accidentally hurt someone's feelings.
More Narrative Writing Prompts
Keeping a journal of the day's events can be a great way to build narrative writing skills. Need help getting started? Check out our journal writing prompts for inspiration.