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24 Writing Prompts about Popular Books

Writing Prompts about Popular Books

Ever finished a beloved book and felt like diving right back into that world?

Or maybe you just closed a story that left you buzzing with ideas?

Yeah, me too. That’s the magic of reading, folks – it sparks creativity like wildfire!

But sometimes, that spark needs a little nudge to turn into a full-blown writing flame.

Fear not, fellow bibliophiles!

Today, we’re gonna fan those flames with some killer writing prompts inspired by all your favorite books.

From dystopian adventures to classic mysteries, get ready to revisit those cherished stories and twist them into something entirely new!

Writing Prompts about Popular Books

  1. Inspired by “Harry Potter” Series by J.K. Rowling: Imagine a new magical school with its unique set of rules, houses, and magical subjects. Think about how this school would differ from Hogwarts and what kind of students and teachers it might attract. Write a story about a student’s first year at this new magical school, highlighting their adventures and challenges.

  2. Drawing from “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins: Consider a world post the events of “The Hunger Games,” where the districts are trying to rebuild and create a new society. Reflect on how the characters might contribute to this process and the new challenges they might face. Craft a narrative exploring the rebuilding of a specific district and the role of a new protagonist in these changes.

  3. Based on “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee: In a small town where racial tensions and prejudices still linger, a new family moves in, challenging the status quo. Think about how this family might initiate change and the resistance they might face. Describe the journey of a young character from this family as they navigate these societal challenges.

  4. Inspired by “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien: Picture a new journey in Middle-Earth, years after the original trilogy, with a new threat looming. Imagine the alliances that would be formed and the characters that might return or be introduced. Write about the assembling of a new fellowship and their quest to face this unforeseen danger.

  5. Drawing from “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald: Visualize the Roaring Twenties from the perspective of a character living on the outskirts of the extravagant parties and lavish lifestyles. Think about their dreams, aspirations, and their view of the societal decadence around them. Narrate their story as they find themselves drawn into the glamorous world of Gatsby and its eventual consequences.

  6. Based on “1984” by George Orwell: In a society that successfully overthrew the oppressive government depicted in “1984,” explore the challenges of rebuilding and ensuring a transparent and free society. Consider the scars left behind and the skepticism of the citizens. Craft a story around a protagonist who grew up during the revolution and is now a part of the new government, striving to make a difference.

  7. Inspired by “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen: Picture a modern-day setting where two families with old rivalry and contrasting worldviews are forced to interact due to unforeseen circumstances. Think about the potential romances, misunderstandings, and character development. Write a romantic comedy inspired by the themes of “Pride and Prejudice,” set in today’s world.

  8. Drawing from “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis: Imagine a new adventure in Narnia, where the once-peaceful land is now under a new threat, and the Kings and Queens of Old are called back. Consider the changes in Narnia and the characters as they’ve grown older in their world. Narrate the reunion and the new adventure as they once again strive to save Narnia.

  9. Inspired by “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak: Imagine a world in the present day where books are forbidden, and a young protagonist discovers the power of storytelling. Think about how they would secretly share stories and the impact it would have on their community. Write about their journey of rebellion through literature, emphasizing the connections they make along the way.

  10. Drawing from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll: Consider a modern-day scenario where a teenager stumbles into a digital wonderland within a virtual reality game. Explore how this digital world would be strange and whimsical, with bizarre characters and illogical rules. Craft a narrative about their adventure in this digital wonderland and the lessons they learn about reality and fiction.

  11. Based on “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger: In today’s fast-paced world, imagine a young protagonist who is struggling to find their place and purpose. Reflect on how they navigate through the pressures of society, family expectations, and their own inner turmoil. Write about their journey to self-discovery, capturing the essence of teenage angst and the search for identity.

  12. Inspired by “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green: Visualize a support group for young people dealing with various challenges in life, not limited to health issues. Think about the friendships formed, the shared stories, and the collective strength. Narrate the story of a new member, focusing on their personal growth and the bonds they create within the group.

  13. Drawing from “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank: Imagine a contemporary scenario where a young person is documenting their life amidst political unrest and societal change. Explore how they make sense of the world around them, their hopes, and their fears. Write a series of diary entries that capture their thoughts, emotions, and observations during a turbulent time.

  14. Based on “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley: In a futuristic society where everything is controlled and regulated for the sake of stability, a young protagonist starts questioning the system. Consider how they start uncovering the truth and the risks involved in seeking freedom. Craft a narrative about their awakening and the choices they make to challenge the status quo.

  15. Inspired by “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (again): Visualize a scenario where the Little Prince visits the modern world instead of different planets. Think about the people he would meet, from different walks of life, each with their own quirks and life lessons to share. Write about his encounters and the wisdom he gains as he explores the complexities of the adult world.

  16. Drawing from “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee (again): Imagine the town of Maycomb several decades later, now a changed place with a new generation. Reflect on how the events of the past have shaped the town and its people. Write a story from the perspective of a young person discovering the town’s history and its impact on the present.

  17. Inspired by “Anne of Green Gables” by L.M. Montgomery: Picture a young, imaginative girl moving to a new, bustling city in today’s world. She brings with her a love for nature, a flair for the dramatic, and a heart full of dreams. Write about her adventures as she explores the city, makes new friends, and learns to navigate the challenges of modern urban life.

  18. Drawing from “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien: Imagine a quiet individual living a mundane life who suddenly receives an unexpected invitation to join an adventurous expedition. This journey promises danger, excitement, and the chance of a lifetime. Craft a story that explores their internal conflict, the decision to embark on the adventure, and the incredible experiences they gain.

  19. Based on “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton: In a neighborhood divided by social and economic differences, a group of young individuals tries to bridge the gap and create unity. They face opposition, misunderstandings, and their own internal struggles. Write about their journey to break the barriers, create friendships, and change their community for the better.

  20. Inspired by “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis (again): Envision a story where a group of children discovers a portal to a different realm, but instead of Narnia, they find a world that is in its infancy. The world is malleable, influenced by the children’s beliefs, values, and imaginations. Narrate the story of how they shape this new world, the challenges they face, and the lessons they learn about responsibility and power.

  21. Drawing from “Percy Jackson & The Olympians” by Rick Riordan: Imagine a world where children of mythical creatures from various cultures exist and learn to harness their powers. They come from diverse backgrounds, each with unique abilities and heritages to explore. Write about a protagonist who is discovering their lineage and powers for the first time, embarking on a journey of self-discovery and adventure.

  22. Based on “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio: In a society where differences are celebrated and kindness is taught from a young age, explore the life of a child with a visible difference. Despite the inclusive environment, they still face challenges, both internal and external. Craft a narrative that showcases their journey, the friendships they form, and the impact they have on their community.

  23. Inspired by “The Giver” by Lois Lowry: Envision a utopian society where emotions are suppressed for the sake of harmony, but one individual starts experiencing strong emotions for the first time. This anomaly in the system brings confusion, curiosity, and a thirst for truth. Write about their journey to uncover the reasons behind their unique ability and the consequences of their discoveries.

  24. Drawing from “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott: Picture a modern-day family with strong bonds, individual dreams, and a penchant for getting into various adventures and misadventures. Despite the contemporary setting, they hold onto values of love, kindness, and perseverance. Craft a story that explores the lives of the siblings, their dreams, the challenges they face, and the love that binds them together.
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