20 Myths To Use As Writing Prompts


Writing prompts are an excellent way to stay in good writing shape. We post a daily writing prompt on our Facebook page

If you're looking for some inspiration, you may enjoy an article I wrote last year about using Lyrics as Writing Prompts. I am always looking for new writing exercises, and I wanted to explore the concept of myths as prompts. I think this could be a great exercise for your writing group.

What is a myth?
A myth is a traditional, usually ancient story involving supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes. It is used to explain aspects of the natural world or to show the psychology, customs, or ideals of a society. Myths exist in every culture across the globe. Examples include Eros and Psyche, the Myth of CreationDaedalus and Iccarus, Noah and the Great Flood, the myth of Arthur and Camelot, and The Rain Queen.

Why don't you write a myth using one of these ideas as inspiration?


Use these prompts to create a story that explains the unexplainable. 

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