20 Myths For Writing Prompts

20 Myths To Use As Writing Prompts

What are writing prompts?

“Writing prompts are suggestions for writers. They are usually words, images, or sentences that describe an idea or a situation. They give writers a starting point. We post a daily writing prompt on our Facebook page as well.” ( From Lyrics as Writing Prompts.)

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?

20 Myths To Use As Writing Prompts

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

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 by Amanda Patterson

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This article has 8 comments

  1. dezz johnson


  2. I f

    Thanks so much

  3. SV

    thanks so much!

  4. The One and Only ?

    Thanks! It really helped alot for my english mythology writing project.

  5. Rami

    I lobe the ideas a lot

  6. Rami

    I love* the ideas alot

  7. Rose

    Wow. These really helped me work on my stories. Thanks for sharing these so much!

  8. Writers Write

    Thank you, Rose. We’re so glad they helped.

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