Writing prompts are an excellent way to stay in good writing shape. (If you want more prompts, we post a daily writing prompt on our Facebook page. )
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. Another great prompt list is 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 Creation, Daedalus 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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