30 Deep-Thought Writing Prompts

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with something good to write about. I’ve compiled a list of topics that will get your mind flowin’!


  1. Write a letter to your parents.
  2. If you could spend a day with anyone in the world, past or present, who would it be and why?
  3. Who is your hero? How have they inspired you?
  4. What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself?
  5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  6. Rank what you think the most important character traits a person can have from most valuable to least (honesty, happiness, love, commitment, faithfulness, empathy, compassion, forgiving, etc.)
  7. Describe a memory that made you feel alive.
  8. Write a letter to your ex.
  9. Write an apology to someone you might owe it to.
  10. Find a picture that makes you feel happy. Pretend you are describing the picture to someone that can’t see it.
  11. What is your biggest fear and why?
  12. What are your biggest goals in life? How will you reach them?
  13. What is something you would like to confess?
  14. What is your favorite quote? What does it mean to you and how do you apply it to your life?
  15. Write about your biggest fears.
  16. Make a list of all the things that make you smile.
  17. Describe the moment in your life that made you feel the saddest.
  18. If you could be in any TV show, who would your character be and what show?
  19. Describe the things you did in your childhood and who you did them with.
  20. If you could change just one thing in your life, what would it be?
  21. Describe your dream job.
  22. What is one thing you would do if you knew you wouldn’t fail at it?
  23. Write a review for your favorite movie or book.
  24. What are the things that you do for enjoyment or to relax?
  25. Describe what you think someone else sees when they look at you for the first time.
  26. Do you believe in a god? Why or why not?
  27. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
  28. What is the meaning of success?
  29. What was the moment that made you feel the most accomplished?
  30. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

I hope this list helps you get a good idea of something to write about! If you have some good prompts of your own, drop ’em in the comments!