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100 story ideas and fiction prompts for writers

100 story ideas

Want story ideas???  If you have read our blog entry about getting published (http://glitterbug.ie/blog/2017/09/03/top-tips-for-getting-published/) you will know the importance of starting with a good idea! This blog entry provides you with 100 story ideas.

Want to write your own story? Have you dreamed of becoming an author? Looking for story ideas? Looking for fiction prompts? Here are one hundred ideas for stories. These are all original fiction prompts and original story ideas.

100 fiction prompts for you

Get story ideas

Get story ideas

 

Story ideas!!! 

  1. You are a teenager and you have fallen in love. But you suspect your new girlfriend/boyfriend has a secret.
  2. You are a teacher and you have a favorite student. But you suspect this student is helping another student to cheat in their exams
  3. You are an artist and you have been visited by a stranger who offers you success and wealth but at a cost
be inspired

be inspired

  1. You are lost and you have no idea where you are. Your phone contacts are wiped and you only remember one number which you can text
  2. You find yourself trapped in a nightmare realm
  3. You fall in love but the only problem is that you are a ghost
Creepy chat stories

Creepy chat stories

  1. You inherit a strange doll but you feel like she is watching you
  2. You are 17 and it’s the last day of your summer holidays
  3.  You are a songwriter and you are entering a competition but the other contestants are vicious
  4. You wake up alone in a locked room with a phone and you must figure out how to escape
  5. You are a sports star who is losing your edge
  6. You develop psychic powers
  7. Your friends are superheros but you have no power
  8. You are a police officer who is terrified of your first night on the streets
  9. You are working in an office and your dream man/woman starts working there
  10. After 15 years away you must return to your home town/village/city to complete a task
fantasy and mystery stories

fantasy and mystery stories

 

Creepy Story ideas!!! 

  1. You start to suspect that your substitute teacher is a killer
  2. You get involved in an experiment
  3. You fall in love
  4. You befriend your enemy
  5. You are a spy
  6. You are an alien undercover on earth
  7. You suddenly remember your past lives
  8. You decide to investigate a recent disappearance in your neighborhood
  9. You decide to investigate a disappearance in your neighborhood which happened when you were a child
  10. You discover you can time travel after finding a gold pocket watch

 

 

time travel stories

time travel stories

Fantasy Story ideas!!! 

  1. You meet an alien
  2. You fall in love but the only problem is that you are a Wendigo
  3. You are being chased by a strange man with an alarm clock
  4. You receive an invitation to a mysterious gathering
  5. You answer an online ad which asks you to dress up as a clown
  6. You get an offer to go on a ghost hunt
  7.  You remember times when you were afraid
  8. You are a master criminal and hacker genius but you are on the verge of getting caught
  9.  You decide to be honest with everyone
  10. You must decide between going to college and staying at home with your boyfriend/girlfriend
  11. Your best friend dies in his sleep after having weird dreams. Soon you start to have nightmares too
  12. You live in a future world where emotion is banned
  13.  You live in a future world where all unhealthy food is banned
science fiction stories

science fiction stories

 

Dystopian future Story ideas!!! 

  1. You live in a future world where everyone eats unhealthy food all the time
  2. You live in a future world where you can clone yourself
  3. You are stuck in the same day
  4. You live in a future world where you can change your gender instantly
  5. You start getting dreams that come true
  6. You meet a genie who offers you three wishes
  7. You are being texted by a psychopathic killer
  8.  You are trapped with a lion who has escaped from the zoo
  9. You are being texted by a ghost
  10. You discover a website all about you with a live cam from your house and your work place
  11. You are being texted by a magician who offers you immortality
  12. You inherit a fortune

Action and adventure Story ideas!!! 

  1. You wake up in a car
  2. You wake up locked in a room
  3. You spread gossip and regret it
  4. You are approached by a demon offering a deal
  5. You are approached by a secret organisation which wants to turn you into a superhero
  6. You are approached by a secret organisation which wants to turn you into a spy
  7. You are approached by a secret organisation which wants to turn you into a cyborg
  8. You are being texted by a millionaire investor who likes your idea
  9. You are invited to a party by the person of your dreams
  10. You meet your idol
  11. You meet a vampire
  12. You have been cloned
  13. You are being pursued by a killer
  14. You are being pursued by a stalker who is in love with you
  15. You are meet a witch
  16. You are turn into a mermaid

Drama and true Story ideas!!! 

  1. Write about a time you had an argument
  2. Write about a time you lost a friend
  3. Write about a time you gained a friend
  4. Write about a time you regretted your actions
  5. Write about a time you are embarrassed about
  6. Write about a time you were afraid
  7. Write about a time you were most happy
  8. Write about a time you saved the day
  9. Write about a time you came up with an idea
  10. Write about a time you lost something
  11. Write about a time you won something
  12. Write about a time you came first

  1. Write about a time you came last
  2. Write about a time you discovered someone was lying to you
  3. Write about a time you learned a lesson
  4. Write about a time you changed your mind

Comedy Story ideas!!! 

  1. A lighthearted comedy about your family
  2. A lighthearted comedy about winning the lottery
  3. A comedy about falling in love
  4. A comedy about a misunderstanding at a bank
  5. A lighthearted comedy about being chased by a ghost
  6. A lighthearted comedy about characters in the TV trying to kill you
  7. A comedy about an app that tries to kill you
  8. A comedy about time travel
  9. A comedy about friendship
  10. A mystery about a murder in a village

Mystery Story ideas!!! 

  1. A mystery about a murderer who writes three correspondences to his victims
  2.  A mystery about a murder at a tech convention
  3.  A mystery about a murder at a murder writers convention
  4.  A mystery about a murder where each victim guilty of a crime
  5.   A mystery about a murder where you suspect the detective
  6.   A mystery about a murder at a dog show
  7.  A mystery about a murder on a fishing boat. Investigation happens over a few hours while stuck out at sea and unable.

 

Want to write a Glitterbug chat story??

So, now that you have an idea, why not write with us? It’s 100% free to write, submit and publish a story. We promote your story to our readers for free and this gains you publicity, popularity, feedback and a fan base!

Get readers. Get noticed. Write a Glitterbug chat story.

 

How to write a Glitterbug chat story??

You can download the glitterbug app from the link below.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.glitterbug.gcs&hl=en

Once you open the app you will be able to read existing original fiction and write your own stories.

To use the app, follow this easy tutorial:

To write a story, simply follow this easy tutorial:

 

Why write a Glitterbug chat story??

  • It’s free
  • Get noticed
  • Get readers and build up a fanbase
  • Get published
  • Receive valuable feedback
  • Get to the top of our authors charts
  • Have fun
  • Stretch your mind and use your imagination

 

Top tips for getting published

A good idea is a great start..

You have writing talent. Your friends say that your work is worth reading. And now you have come up with The Idea. You feel it in your bones.
Characters are starting to form, becoming more real to you. A subject and a theme have come to your attention. It looks like you have a great story in you. But how do you get from this point to publication?

So many writers

Tons of books are published each year. There are hundreds of thousands of new titles published. But with so much submissions there is more competition than ever before.
So how do you increase your chances of getting your books and stories published? It is important to think smart about this and be your own best friend and best helper.

 

Getting an agent

Before you start contacting every publisher that you have ever heard of, you should first consider if the representation of a literary agent could help.
A literary agent represents the interests of the writer that she acts for. A good agent will advise you on your writing and on the market in general, she help you find the right place for your writing.
She will help to promote and sell you and your work to the appropriate publisher, fight for the best deal and, importantly, she will provide useful advice and support throughout the process.

Submitting work to publishers

If you do choose to submit directly to publishers or if have been unsuccessful in finding an agent your next option is to contact the publishers directly.
We’ve all heard of the slush pile, the pile of unsolicited manuscripts that every publisher has;
every so often we hear of an author who was plucked from this slush pile and then receives a three-book offer and a cash advance. Sounds like a dream come true.

It could be you 

And it’s true, this does happen – but it’s like a lottery. If you really want to get plucked from obscurity by this means you will have to be very tenacious or just plain lucky!
In order to improve your chances, it is vital that you research the market. Remember that publishing is a commercial business. You will have to convinced publishers will need to be that there is a potential market for any book that they decide to publish.

 

Self publishing

The internet have made self-publishing much more viable. If the traditional publishing route is not working out for you, or if you simply want to increase your chances, self publishing is worth considering.
There have been success cases where authors were rejected by publishers and agents only to achieve success in self publishing. But do not underestimate the amount of work involved.

Massive undertaking

Self-publishing is a massive undertaking!. However, one major benefit if you do go down this route, is that you will have to learn a lot about the publishing world, going past the knowledge of many writers.

A self-publisher will be in charge of:

 

Design Decisions

You need to choose how your story will look. Choice of font and font size are important. If you publishing in offline ‘physical world’ format, what weight paper?
You need to design the cover.

Editing  -for grammar,etc.

It is vital to go through your work and check for typos, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and logical errors.
If possible get someone else to read through your work, someone with a natural talent for editing.

Editing – for story

If possible get someone or a group to give you feedback on your story plot, character development and story tempo. Don’t be tempted to do this too early though!
Criticism at the embryonic stage can be counter productive.

Pricing

You have to decide how much your book will cost and whether you will give discounts or special offers?

Getting an ISBN

Getting an International Standard Book Numbers is important as it allows you to get your book stocked in bookshops and libraries.

Printing

For How many copies should you print? Should you do a print run or print to order? Again, this is not needed for online copies.

Promotion

How will you get the word out about your book? Who will review your book? How can you best engage the press? Will there be interviews and features in the newspapers?

 

Sales

Will you sell the book yourself or hire someone else? Can you get sales people on commission only or should you pay them a salary? Do you have any useful contacts in bookshops, etc?

Distribution

How will you store your books and where? How will you get orders? By email? By phone? How will you deliver the books?

Invoicing and accounting

You may need to set up a company or at least register as self employed for tax purposes. In what formats will you accept payments? Will you have an online shop?

Funding

How can you pay for the activities which you need? Should you work in a ‘day job’ and use this money to pay for sales people, advertising, paid-for reviews, etc? or should you work mainly on your book, investing your time instead?

 

 

Vanity Press

The line between vanity publishing and self-publishing can be a narrow one, but generally I stick to one rule: if you are pay someone else to publish your book, then it is vanity publishing.
Remember that mainstream publishers invest in the promotion of a body of work and make their profit from the sales.

They do not require an up front fee! Vanity publishers make money from upfront charges and do not guarantee any success. They have little or no incentive to sell your book.

Free publishing with Glitterbug chat stories 

 

The benefits of free self-publishing in new Media

A new option which has become available to new and emerging authors is the mobile-first fiction arena. Growing massively with readers, especially young adults, chat stories or mobile first fiction is going from strength to strength.

There are a growing number of chat story apps out there. Chat stories are fiction pieces told as a series of text messages. The messages appear on the screen one by one and the reader taps to see the next message.

This easy to read format makes reading on a mobile device much better and allows users to pick up stories and read them on the fly.

Our app, Glitterbug chat stories, allows authors to write and publish chat stories for free.

 

Writing a story with Glitterbug chat stories has many benefits:

1. We are a relatively new app so you can get in at the start and write stories which readers will notice.
2. In our first two months we have over 2000 downloads of our app. This is growing each week.
3. Writing in this format can help you to reach new readers quickly and promote your other works. We are happy for you to add a link to your other work on your author page.
4. Mobile first fiction allows you to cheaply and quickly distribute your stories to a wide audience without worrying about sales, logistics or initial costs.
5. You can reach a whole new generate of readers in a growing market.
6. Glitterbug chat stories can help to engage with readers, get feedback and ratings for your work.
7. Build up a loyal fan base and show this to publishers!!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.glitterbug.gcs&hl=en