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32 Star Wars Writing Prompts

Star Wars Writing Prompts

Yo, Star Wars nerds and storytellers!

Ready to blast off into a crazy writing adventure?

Buckle up, because we’ve got a whole bunch of awesome prompts to get those creative juices flowing. Imagine yourself hanging with classic characters, battling for good or evil – it’s your story to write!

Doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced writer or a total newbie, these prompts are gonna rock your world.

So ditch the boring stuff, channel the Force, and let’s get these stories out there!

32 Star Wars Writing Prompts

  1. The Unseen War: When we think of Star Wars, we often imagine massive battles between the forces of the Light and Dark Side. But there are more complex wars fought behind the scenes – wars of information, politics, and ideology. Write a story focusing on an information war fought by spies, diplomats, and politicians during the rise of the Empire. These characters might never use a lightsaber or fly a starship, but their battles could shape the galaxy in profound ways.

  2. The Life of a Droid: Droids play crucial roles in the Star Wars universe, from serving as translators and mechanics to participating in combat and strategy. But, how would the Star Wars galaxy look from a droid’s perspective? Write a story from the perspective of a droid who suddenly gains sentience, experiencing fear, joy, and other emotions, and dealing with the ethical implications of their existence.

  3. Jedi in Hiding: Following the execution of Order 66, many Jedi were forced into hiding, avoiding the all-seeing eye of the Galactic Empire. Write a narrative about a Jedi who took refuge on an Outer Rim planet, living among the locals, concealing their true identity, and wrestling with their duty to the Force and their desire to survive.

  4. The Mandalorian Culture: The Mandalorians are a fascinating culture with a rich and complex history. Delve into the tradition, honor, and warfare that define their way of life. Write a story about a young Mandalorian’s rite of passage, exploring the trials they must face, their coming-of-age ceremonies, and the societal expectations they must confront.

  5. Dark Side Redemption: Redemption is a common theme in Star Wars, with characters like Darth Vader and Kylo Ren turning back to the light after a journey in darkness. Write about a Sith who seeks redemption but faces the scorn of both the Sith for betraying them and the Jedi for their dark past. What does this journey of redemption look like, and what obstacles must they overcome?

  6. Rebellion Rising: The Rebellion against the Empire was built by countless individuals each with their unique stories. Create a narrative about an Imperial officer who secretly starts working for the Rebellion. Explore their motivation for treason, the risks they must undertake, and how they manage to maintain their double life under the watchful eyes of the Empire.

  7. The Force in the Wilderness: Not all Force-sensitive beings become Jedi or Sith. Some live isolated lives, interpreting and using the Force in unique ways. Write a story about a hermit living on a remote planet who discovers they can use the Force. How do they interpret this power? How does it change their life and the life of their community?

  8. Life in the Lower Coruscant: Coruscant’s glistening towers are only one part of the story. In the undercity, people eke out a living amidst poverty, crime, and the forgotten. Write a narrative about a group of kids growing up in the lower levels of Coruscant. This tale of survival, friendship, and dreams would offer a unique perspective on the galaxy’s capital.

  9. An Alien’s Journey: Often, Star Wars focuses on human characters, yet the universe is filled with a variety of alien species. Create a narrative around an alien character who leaves their home planet for the first time, exploring the complexities of inter-species interactions, the shock of the larger galactic society, and their struggles to retain their cultural identity.

  10. The Fallen Jedi: The path of a Jedi isn’t always straightforward. Some Jedi fall, seduced by the power of the Dark Side. Write a story about a Jedi who falls to the Dark Side – the seduction, the decisions they make, the rationalizations they construct, and the consequences of their choices.

  11. Mysterious Force Artifacts: The Star Wars universe is full of ancient relics and artifacts imbued with the power of the Force. Write a story revolving around the discovery of an ancient Force artifact, the quest to understand its purpose, and the race to keep it out of the wrong hands.

  12. Galactic Corporation: Aside from the Sith and the Empire, another form of power exists within the Star Wars universe – corporations like the Trade Federation or Czerka Corporation. Develop a narrative focused on a high-ranking executive within a major galactic corporation, exploring their ambitions, ethical dilemmas, and the webs of corporate and interstellar politics.

  13. A Smuggler’s Tale: Smugglers like Han Solo lead dangerous but exciting lives in the Star Wars universe. Write a thrilling adventure about a smuggler, detailing their heists, narrow escapes, their code of honor (or lack thereof), and their knack for getting into and out of trouble.

  14. The Gray Jedi: The Gray Jedi walk the line between the Light and Dark Side of the Force, challenging the traditional Jedi-Sith dichotomy. Write a story about a Gray Jedi – their struggles with their identity, their interactions with Jedi and Sith, and their unique perspective on the Force.

  15. Holocron Keeper: A Holocron Keeper is a role rarely explored but holds significant importance. These are the individuals entrusted with the safekeeping and management of holocrons, which contain extensive knowledge and teachings. Write about the life of a Holocron Keeper, detailing their duties, the wisdom they gain, and their role during significant galactic events.

  16. Imperial Civilian Life: The Empire controlled countless planets, and for most of its subjects, life went on. Explore what daily life is like for an average civilian under Imperial rule. What challenges do they face? How do they view the Empire and the Rebellion? How do they negotiate living under an authoritarian regime while trying to survive and thrive?

  17. Galactic Archeology: The Star Wars galaxy has thousands of years of history, filled with lost civilizations and forgotten technology. Write a story about a galactic archaeologist, unearthing ancient secrets, navigating the politics of academia and bureaucracy, and dealing with the dangers of exploration.

  18. Medical Frigate Odyssey: Medical personnel in the Star Wars universe often work under high-stress conditions, healing the wounded in the aftermath of epic battles. Write a story from the perspective of a doctor on a medical frigate in the heart of a war zone, juggling their commitment to the Hippocratic Oath, the harsh realities of war, and their own survival.

  19. From Stormtrooper to Rebel: Not all Stormtroopers remain blindly loyal to the Empire. Some find their conscience and defect to the Rebellion. Narrate the journey of a Stormtrooper who defects and joins the Rebellion, the motivations behind their decision, the perils of deserting, and the difficulty of integrating into their former enemy’s ranks.

  20. Lightsaber Crafting Journey: For Jedi, the construction of their lightsaber is a rite of passage. Write a detailed account of a Padawan’s journey to create their own lightsaber, their search for a kyber crystal, the vision quest they undergo, and the deeper understanding of the Force they gain in the process.

  21. A Bounty Hunter’s Morality: Bounty hunters often live by their own rules and ethics, operating in the galaxy’s grey areas. Craft a narrative centered on a bounty hunter wrestling with a morally complex assignment, forcing them to evaluate their own principles and their loyalty to the Bounty Hunter’s Code.

  22. The Engineer of Star Destroyer: The Empire’s massive starships, like the Star Destroyers, are marvels of engineering. Write a story about the life of an engineer on a Star Destroyer, dealing with the demands of maintaining such a massive ship, their relationship with the Imperial hierarchy, and their views on the war.

  23. Force-sensitive Child in a Non-Force-Sensitive Society: Not all Force-sensitive beings are identified and trained by the Jedi. Some grow up without any understanding of what makes them different. Explore the journey of a Force-sensitive child growing up in a society without knowledge of the Force, their struggle with their unexplained abilities, and their path to self-discovery.

  24. Exotic Alien Wildlife: The Star Wars universe is filled with bizarre and fascinating alien creatures. Write a story about a xeno-biologist studying exotic alien wildlife, the challenges they face in their research, and the profound ecological and ethical questions their work raises.

  25. Undercover Jedi: Infiltration is a risky mission but sometimes necessary to thwart the forces of evil. Imagine a Jedi having to go undercover in the underworld of Coruscant, blending in with smugglers and bounty hunters to uncover a plot that could shake the galaxy. What moral lines will they have to cross, and what will they learn about the Force and themselves?

  26. The Lost World of the Sith: Legends tell of ancient Sith worlds filled with dark artifacts and forbidden knowledge. Write a story about the discovery of a lost Sith world, and an expedition team’s journey as they navigate the dangers and temptations that lurk within.

  27. Tales from the Cantina: The Cantina is a hub of activity and tales in the Star Wars universe. Write a collection of short stories set in the Mos Eisley Cantina, with each chapter focusing on a different patron’s story, creating a tapestry of interconnected narratives.

  28. The Rise of a New Rebellion: The rise and fall of powers is a recurring cycle in the Star Wars universe. After a period of peace, a new threat emerges. Write about the formation of a new Rebellion in response to this threat. Explore the motivations, strategies, and sacrifices of these new characters as they fight against the odds.

  29. The Force Wielders of Mortis: The Force Wielders of Mortis are beings of immense power, representing the dark side, the light side, and the balance of the Force. Imagine a scenario where another Force-sensitive being stumbles upon Mortis, and how they interact with these entities, alter their destiny, and affect the Force’s balance.

  30. Retirement of a Clone Trooper: Clone Troopers were bred for war, but what happens when the war ends? Write about a Clone Trooper adjusting to civilian life after the Clone Wars, struggling with their identity, PTSD, and their place in a society that sees them as mere copies.

  31. Life After the Sarlacc Pit: In “Return of the Jedi,” Boba Fett was swallowed by the Sarlacc. But what if he or another victim survived? Create a survival story of a character who escapes the Sarlacc pit, their harrowing experience inside, and their will to live against all odds.

  32. An Unexpected Friendship: Star Wars is a universe filled with unlikely friendships. Write a story about an unexpected friendship between a rebellious droid and an Imperial officer. Explore the common ground they find, the challenges they face, and how their bond changes their perspectives.