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31 December Creative Writing Prompts (2024)

Do you often find yourself staring at a blank page, struggling to summon your creative muse during the hectic holiday season?

It’s not uncommon. December brings with it a whirlwind of festivities, shopping lists, and end-of-year reflections.

 Amidst the chaos, finding the inspiration and motivation to write can be a daunting challenge. 

But fear not, because I’ve got a solution that will not only rekindle your creativity but also infuse your writing with the magic of the season.

Introducing our curated collection of “December Creative Writing Prompts.” 

In this blog post, I’ve gathered a month’s worth of prompts, each designed to spark your imagination, ignite your passion for writing, and carry you through the holiday season with a sense of purpose. 

Whether you’re a poet, novelist, or just someone looking to capture the spirit of December in words, our prompts will guide you on a captivating writing journey.

With these prompts, you’ll be well-equipped to overcome writer’s block and embrace the joy of creative expression during this festive month. 

Stay tuned for daily inspiration, and let’s make this December a writer’s wonderland!

  December 1:  

Word Prompt: “Enchanted”

Theme Prompt: Write about a magical forest.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Start your story with a character waking up in a new, mysterious world.

  December 2:  

Word Prompt: “Snowflake”

Theme Prompt: Explore the concept of winter solitude.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a dialogue between two characters meeting at a snowy park.

  December 3:  

Word Prompt: “Firelight”

Theme Prompt: Describe a cozy winter evening by the fireplace.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Use alliteration in your poem or story.

  December 4:  

Word Prompt: “Whisper”

Theme Prompt: Write about secrets and confessions.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a story in the second person perspective.

  December 5:  

Word Prompt: “Gingerbread”

Theme Prompt: Create a story set in a holiday bakery.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a scene without using any dialogue.

  December 6:  

Word Prompt: “Silent Night”

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Theme Prompt: Explore the magic of a quiet, snowy night.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a poem in free verse (no specific rhyme or meter).

  December 7:  

Word Prompt: “Reflection”

Theme Prompt: Write about self-discovery and personal growth.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Use the third person omniscient point of view.

  December 8:  

Word Prompt: “Mistletoe”

Theme Prompt: Explore unexpected holiday romance.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a character’s internal monologue about a holiday tradition.

  December 9:  

Word Prompt: “Starlight”

Theme Prompt: Write about wishes and dreams.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Incorporate a plot twist into your story.

  December 10:  

Word Prompt: “Frost”

Theme Prompt: Describe the beauty of a winter morning.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a letter from one character to another.

  December 11:  

Word Prompt: “Candlelight”

Theme Prompt: Create a story set during a power outage.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a story or poem in the present tense.

  December 12:  

Word Prompt: “Journey”

Theme Prompt: Write about a character embarking on an adventure.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Describe a setting in vivid sensory detail.

  December 13:  

Word Prompt: “Joy”

Theme Prompt: Explore the concept of finding happiness in simple things.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Create a character who has a unique superpower.

  December 14:  

Word Prompt: “Tradition”

Theme Prompt: Write about a family’s unique holiday customs.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Experiment with writing in the second person point of view.

  December 15:  

Word Prompt: “Solstice”

Theme Prompt: Explore the shortest day of the year and its significance.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Incorporate a dream sequence into your story or poem.

  December 16:  

Word Prompt: “Revelation”

Theme Prompt: Write about a character discovering a long-hidden secret.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Start your story with a powerful metaphor.

  December 17:  

Word Prompt: “Beneath the Surface”

Theme Prompt: Explore the hidden depths of a character’s emotions.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a conversation between two characters who have conflicting beliefs.

  December 18:  

Word Prompt: “Star Wars”

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Theme Prompt: Create a story set in a futuristic, intergalactic world.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a poem or story with a strong sense of irony.

  December 19:  

Word Prompt: “Resolutions”

Theme Prompt: Explore the idea of New Year’s resolutions.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Include a surprise encounter with a stranger in your story.

  December 20:  

Word Prompt: “Echoes”

Theme Prompt: Write about memories and their lasting impact.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Experiment with writing in the first person plural point of view (we).

  December 21:  

Word Prompt: “Frozen”

Theme Prompt: Describe a character’s experience in extreme cold.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a story or poem that uses repetition for emphasis.

  December 22:  

Word Prompt: “Illuminate”

Theme Prompt: Explore the idea of enlightenment or a moment of clarity.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Incorporate a symbolic object into your narrative.

  December 23:  

Word Prompt: “Festive Feast”

Theme Prompt: Write about a holiday gathering with a focus on food.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Use a flashback to reveal an important part of your character’s past.

  December 24:  

Word Prompt: “Gifts”

Theme Prompt: Explore the true meaning of giving during the holiday season.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Create a character who receives an unexpected gift.

  December 25:  

Word Prompt: “Homecoming”

Theme Prompt: Write about the joy of returning home for the holidays.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Craft a story with a heartwarming ending.

  December 26:  

Word Prompt: “Reflections”

Theme Prompt: Explore the idea of self-reflection at the end of the year.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a story from the perspective of a non-human character.

  December 27:  

Word Prompt: “Whispers of the Past”

Theme Prompt: Write about a character haunted by memories.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Experiment with writing in the third person limited point of view.

  December 28:  

Word Prompt: “New Beginnings”

Theme Prompt: Explore the concept of starting afresh in the new year.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Include a piece of artwork or a song as a central element in your story.

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  December 29:  

Word Prompt: “Forgotten”

Theme Prompt: Write about a forgotten place or a forgotten memory.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Create a character who undergoes a transformation over the course of the story.

  December 30:  

Word Prompt: “Serenade”

Theme Prompt: Write about a character expressing their feelings through music.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a scene with heightened sensory descriptions.

  December 31:  

Word Prompt: “Endings and Beginnings”

Theme Prompt: Reflect on the transition from one year to the next.

Writing Exercise Prompt: Write a piece that blends genres or styles in a creative way.

  Conclusion

As we bid farewell to this December, I  hope these creative writing prompts have been your trusty companions, guiding you through the maze of the holiday season and inspiring your literary endeavors. Writing is a journey, and sometimes all it takes is a spark of inspiration to ignite the most extraordinary stories and poems.

Remember, creativity knows no bounds, and each word you write is a gift to both yourself and your readers. Whether you’ve crafted tales of snow-covered landscapes, penned heartfelt letters, or ventured into uncharted literary territories, your words have added a touch of magic to this festive month.

But our journey doesn’t end here. As we venture into a new year, let the momentum of your December writing carry you forward. Continue to explore, experiment, and embrace the power of storytelling. And if you ever find yourself in need of inspiration, know that the world is brimming with stories waiting to be told.

Thank you for joining me on this creative journey, and here’s to a new year filled with even more words, wonders, and the boundless joy of writing. From me at Buildwriting, keep the ink flowing, and may your stories shine as brightly as the December stars.

Happy writing, and let’s make every month a celebration of creativity!

By Onyemechi Nwakonam

Hi ,I write poetry and short prose. I am excited to help you organise your writing journey.

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