Writing can be hard. Every writer has experienced the frustration that comes with being uninspired or simply not finding the right way to express an idea. It is difficult to force creativity when you are not in a creative mindset.
Inspiration can come and go and lack of inspiration can often lead to writer’s block. This is where prompt pictures come in handy. Prompts are a great way to not only ignite your creativity but also help you write unexpected gems.
Prompts can come in many forms. They can be composed of a simple sentence, a word, an emotion, a description, or a picture.
Prompt pictures can be particularly effective because pictures naturally incite our creativity. There are so many stories and emotions that can stem from one picture.
In this article, I have collected 15 picture prompts for fantasy writers that I hope will help you create your next story. Although I have written prompt ideas and given each picture a title, feel free to dismiss them and create a story solely based on these pictures.
Don’t forget to comment down below which pictures were your favorite!
Table of Contents
When the world comes tumbling down
Describe what you think happened in this picture? Why is everything on fire? Is this the beginning or the end of a story?
The Sea God
Write a story about a Sea God. Imagine what his story is? Does he rule an underwater city? Do the people on land know of his existence?
Write the story of a woman who is extremely powerful. What is her story? Why is she so powerful? Where does she live?
Write about a mystical beast who has been terrorizing a village. Describe the backstory of this beast and explain where it came from.
A New Earth
Write about a planet that is eerily similar to planet earth. Explore the core similarities and differences between this planet and ours.
Angel of Death or Protector of the City?
What is the story of the creature in this picture? Are they a hero, a villain, or both?
Hell or Heaven?
What if hell and heaven were real and your characters could visit these places?
How far can technology go?
Write about a city where technology is so advanced that there is now a way to create humans with powers. Who has access to this technology?
The Gods Above
Write the stories of powerful beings who are able to control things such as the weather, planets, emotions, etc. What are their stories? Do humans know they exist?
Write a story about a character getting abducted. Describe that character’s experience and the incidents they go through.
The Castle of Darkness
What is the story and history of this place? Who lives there? What is the purpose of this place?
The Sky City
Describe a city where the only mode of transportation flying. Where is this city situated? Why has everyone abandoned transportation through roads?
The Floating House
Describe the story of this house. Why is it placed there? Who lives here?
A Galaxy Away
Write a story about this planet. Who is inside the flying saucer? Does your main character live here or are they visiting?
The Dragons’ Playground
Write a story about a character or multiple characters living in this castle. Describe why there are dragons here? Are the people in the castle breeding dragons? Why is this place so isolated?