Prose Challenges
Here you will find writing prompts and competitions to help spark your imagination and guide your pen.
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CotW #66: Write about the biggest lesson life has taught you.
Created by Prose
$100
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40
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The writer of the best short story from this challenge wins a ProWritingAid Lifetime License, worth $140. Take the terribly-written adverb-laden outline of a story below and use your own voice to make it amazing. Maybe it's sci-fi, maybe it's romance, maybe it's thriller...it's up to you: The door was opened and they looked out. She was very surprised. He looked very worried. They went quickly to find out more. She slowly picked up the object and it all finally made sense.
Created by ProWritingAid
400-600
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30
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10
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We are a literary agency seeking fresh talent. In 200 words or more, demonstrate your writing talent. We will be in touch with any and all promising participants throughout the rest of this quarter.
Created by InklingsAgency
>200
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463
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9
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It's record-breaking time. Together, we are going to break the world record for longest book. 100 word minimum. When this challenge gets the necessary entries, it will expire, and we will turn it into a book. Each entry will be its own chapter. The plot? It’s the first day of a zombie apocalypse, write a diary entry. Each contributor should share this challenge prompt with as many people as possible. If we break the world record, this will be read by people for generations to come.
Created by Prose
>100
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625
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9
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I'm sorry
Created by Dream
>15
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10
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3
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Write automatically and describe who you really are, without referencing your physical appearance, job, traits, ethics, possessions, achievements, beliefs or environment. And good luck with that ;)
Created by MilesNowhere
>50
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45
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3
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Write a poem using the words "remember" and "forget" at least once, with one at the beginning and one near the end.
Created by Dream
>15
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61
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3
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May the 4th is Star Wars Day. For this challenge write a micropoem in the point of view of any Star Wars character (Canon or Legends). Include the hashtags: #starwars, #maythefourth
Created by Harry_Situation
15-30
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10
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10
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Give us a little piece of your wisdom. Create your own proverb or quote. This is the quote you'll be remembered by, the quote that will go on fortune cookies and quote books, so make it a good one. 50 coins for the winner. Happy quoting!
Created by Syne
15-50
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219
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5
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It happened in the library...
Created by Jumotki
5-5k
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52
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2
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You are looking at : an object, nature or a human for the very first time. You have no words, concepts or memory to facilitate this experience.
Created by MilesNowhere
>50
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5
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3
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Write about the most evil place you can think of.
Created by butlersteph
>15
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5
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6
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Abusive Relationship
Created by CreativeChaos
>15
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4
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4
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Tell a story through a list: 1) It can be broken by numbers or bullet points or commas or something else. 2) It can be a collection or sequence or whatever you want. 3) Winner gets 50 coins.
Created by desmondwrite
5-500
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71
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2
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Write the funniest insult you can think of.
Created by EstherFlowers1
15-20
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60
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5
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Continuing with cloudyvision23's original challenge to passionately write about a food, this time choose a dessert, write a descriptive poem, then tag another Proser to continue the challenge. Please also tag me @ruffmiriam in the comments, as well as previous writers of this prompt, so we can all read the final result.
Created by ruffmiriam
15-20k
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12
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I never would have married you if I'd known....
Created by sandflea68
15-300
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61
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5
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Tell me a story: About someone who is trying to get the courage to tell someone they can't remember their name.
Created by Snowshoerabbit
>15
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13
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26
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Love Poem Challenge - Let's Test The New Challenge Abilities
Created by RubyPond
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50-150
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13
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5
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Write a story in SECOND PERSON, which is using second case pronouns ( you, your) to write a story. 50 coins to the best written story!
Created by chainedinshadow
15-1k
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20
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I'm giving you the power! Choose 10 random words and change the spelling to how you would like it to be spelled. Write it like so (original - new)! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!
Created by Snowshoerabbit
20
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23
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2
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Write a haiku describes a place you love.
Created by CreativeChaos
>15
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79
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27
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The Most Desperate Plea Describe to me the most desperate plea a person could make. It could be for life, love, money, whatever.
Created by BlairLogan1
>15
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1
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4
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To celebrate the release of my new book, I am inviting you all to participate in a contest. The concept: Explore a person's struggle to come to terms with a strange, sinister, or surreal reality. This is a broad theme to encourage you to be as creative as you choose. Flash and full length stories welcome in horror, fantasy, surreal, or any hybrid genres. The only rule: Prose fiction only. Three winners will be chosen, who will receive 2000, 1000, or 500 coins + a signed copy of my collection.
Created by OnyxCity
>15
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24
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11
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