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Writing exercises

Random First Line Prompts

The aim of these writing prompts is to spark off a short story.
When you click the button, a random first line for a story will be generated.

Important note: due to the number of school-age writers now using this site, a new 'Younger Writers' section of the website is under development. In the meantime, themes such as romance and crime have been filtered from the above generator.

Click the button below to use the original generator:

For more first line writing prompts, go to the Dialogue Generator page.

Get The Free App for Android:

Generate first line prompts for stories, subject prompts for free-writing, characters and plot-lines. Please note that this app does not have child filters.

Android app on Google Play