What Would Happen If….Writing Prompts

I try to spend time writing along with my kids, and even with lots of years of practice and life experience behind me, I still have those days when I feel like there’s just nothing to write about.  Inspiration dries up.  Creativity smothers.  That’s when I know it’s time for some fun writing prompts to get all our creative juices flowing again.  Here are ten fun “What would happen ifs” for when everyone is stuck!


  • What would happen if all the streets were made of water?
  • What would happen if you could become invisible whenever you wanted to?
  • What would happen if a kid could become president?
  • What would happen if there were no television?
  • What would happen if your pet could talk?
  • What would happen if you ordered food from a restaurant, ate it, and then discovered you forgot your wallet?
  • What would happen if the oceans were made of milk and cows gave water?
  • What would happen if you discovered gold in your backyard?
  • What would happen if you found a magic wand?
  • What would happen if you woke in the morning and found you had blue skin?

Have fun writing!

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