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Writing Prompts. You're a writer and you just want to flex those muscles? You've come to the right place! If you see a prompt you like, simply write a short story based on it. Get comments from others, and leave commentary for other people's works. Let's help each other.#### Description

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We are a subreddit dedicated to inspiring people to write! Find a prompt that moves you and respond with a story or a poem.


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  • ^< 1. Direct prompt replies must be good-faith attempts at new stories or poems

  • 100 words minimum for stories, 30 for poems but include [Poem]

  • Write something new using the prompt for inspiration

  • Plagiarism will result in a ban

  • No joke, copypasta, or AI-generated responses

  • For off topic/clarification, reply to sticky comment

  • ^< 2. No sexually explicit responses, hate speech, or other harmful content

  • Includes, but is not limited to, pedophilia, bestiality, incest, rape, violence against children, and explicit abuse or torture

  • Avoid racism and detailed uses of suicide, mental health stereotypes, and political debate

  • Use your best judgment, but mods have final say

  • ^< 3. Be civil in discussion, feedback, and critiques

  • Users are held to a higher standard here. Think before posting

  • Prompts are meant to inspire new writing. Responses don't have to fulfill every detail

#####Submitting Posts

  • ^< 4. All submissions must be tagged at the beginning of the post, capitalized in square brackets

  • Click [tag] to filter. Click » for more detail

  • Prompt Posts (Inspire new writing)

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    - Writing Prompt: No restrictions (other than the rules of the sub) »

  • - Simple Prompt: Max 100 characters in the title (including the tag) »

  • - Established Universe: Based on existing fiction »

  • - Constrained Writing: Limitations or forced usage of words, letters, etc. (don't ask for less than 100 words) »

  • - Theme Thursday: Weekly themes announced Thursdays »

  • - Media Prompt: Audio or video »

  • - Image Prompt: A striking image or album »

  • - Reality Fiction: Things that have happened or could happen to unknown people »

  • Response Posts (Write based on prompts)

  • - Prompt Me: Answer prompts by other users (if answered prompts before) »

  • - Prompt Inspired: Stories inspired by prompts older than three days (include link) »

  • Other Posts

  • - Off Topic: Not a prompt, but writing related, not for complaints regarding subreddit content, stories, or advertising without prior approval »

  • ^< 5. No recent reposts, even if changing small details

  • Search before submitting! (Popular ideas can cause floods)

  • Reposts are allowed, given time (around two weeks)

  • Don't take a recent prompt and change/invert small details

  • ^< 6. Prompt users in the title, but don't play writing games or commission stories

    • Prompt in the title and only use text for commentary or links for [IP]s and [MP]s. Avoid too many details
    • No requesting writing or editing services, or homework help
    • Don't post ads without getting permission in modmail first
    • Don't ask writers to pick titles or content from another sub or site
    • Prompts should not call for using autocorrect, autocomplete, or only emojis
  • ^< 7. Prompts will be removed if there's a high possibility for rule breaking responses

  • Avoid real-world drama (politics, recent tragedies, etc.)

  • Inspire an effort, avoid simple questions, "write anything", word games, fill-in-the-blanks, or "in X words or less"

  • Prompts must actually be a prompt, not just the suggestion of a genre or emotion

  • Don't ask for preexisting content (prompts are meant for new writing)

  • No sexually explicit themes, hate speech, or other harmful content (suicide, mental health stereotypes, violence against children, torture, etc.)

  • No troll, joke, poop, meme-based, or all CAPS prompts

#####Community Guidelines

  • ^< 8. Keep it about the writing here, not competing or making money

  • Authors are allowed to link to a personal sub or profile, but don't link back here until the prompt is 24 hours old

  • Patreon and Paypal links are not allowed. Link to your sub or profile instead

  • Recording of other people's work must follow the guidelines in the FAQ.

Rule breaking posts or comments may be removed without notice. Rule breaking may result in a permanent ban without prior warning.

If you spot a violation, please use the Report button underneath the post. This is the best way to help! If you have an issue with other users, send us a modmail.

All content is © by the original authors.

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