Once again, it’s time for a writing prompt here at iRoleplay. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully inspire you to write for your characters, as well as aid you in developing them. Completing these prompts is completely optional, but we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless!

“It’s astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.”
— Neil Gaiman

None of us are infallible, and sometimes the worst parts of ourselves lead us astray and into peril. For this prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para where you explore what happens when one of your character’s flaws get them into trouble. Consider how the flaw contributed to putting them in the situation, how the character manages to get out of it (if they do), and what the repercussions are. Don’t be afraid to have them really mess up, and to explore a less attractive side of them.
While we don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, we love to read the creative pieces you guys come up with—so please tag your posts with irpprompt seventeen.
The prompt was inspired by this post. Past prompts can be found here.
Good luck, and have fun!

Once again, it’s time for a writing prompt here at iRoleplay. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully inspire you to write for your characters, as well as aid you in developing them. Completing these prompts is completely optional, but we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless!

It’s astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it. And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.

— Neil Gaiman

None of us are infallible, and sometimes the worst parts of ourselves lead us astray and into peril. For this prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para where you explore what happens when one of your character’s flaws get them into trouble. Consider how the flaw contributed to putting them in the situation, how the character manages to get out of it (if they do), and what the repercussions are. Don’t be afraid to have them really mess up, and to explore a less attractive side of them.

While we don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, we love to read the creative pieces you guys come up with—so please tag your posts with irpprompt seventeen.

The prompt was inspired by this post. Past prompts can be found here.

Good luck, and have fun!

7 notes   •   September 10 2013, 12:46 PM
It’s been a while since we posted our last writing prompt, meaning it’s about time for a new one! The idea of these prompts is to hopefully inspire you to write, as well as to aid in developing your characters. Completing these prompts is completely optional, but we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless.
Are you ready?

“It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.”
 — William Faulkner

Most of our writing prompts thus far have involved writing a self-para, whereas this one is hopefully a little bit different. The very first prompt was about having your character write a letter; from your character, to your character. In a way, this prompt is a continuation of that, seeing as we’re going to ask you to write your character a letter from yourself.
You can, for instance, focus on your character’s development and road traveled thus far, and what you wish for them to accomplish in the future. Maybe you, the writer, also have some words of wisdom for the character?
We don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, but we do love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with. So, please tag your posts with “irpprompt sixteen”.
Previous prompts can be found here.
Good luck, and get creative!

It’s been a while since we posted our last writing prompt, meaning it’s about time for a new one! The idea of these prompts is to hopefully inspire you to write, as well as to aid in developing your characters. Completing these prompts is completely optional, but we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless.

Are you ready?

It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does.

— William Faulkner

Most of our writing prompts thus far have involved writing a self-para, whereas this one is hopefully a little bit different. The very first prompt was about having your character write a letter; from your character, to your character. In a way, this prompt is a continuation of that, seeing as we’re going to ask you to write your character a letter from yourself.

You can, for instance, focus on your character’s development and road traveled thus far, and what you wish for them to accomplish in the future. Maybe you, the writer, also have some words of wisdom for the character?

We don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, but we do love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with. So, please tag your posts with “irpprompt sixteen”.

Previous prompts can be found here.

Good luck, and get creative!

6 notes   •   August 15 2013, 01:46 PM
Some time has passed since our previous writing prompt was posted, meaning this is the perfect moment for a new one. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully inspire you to write, as well as to aid you in developing your character(s). While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless.
Ready?

“We cannot expect to grow if we are too afraid or unwilling to change and face challenges. When we exit our everyday, mundane lifestyles to do something different we can experience growth, undiscovered strength, and new abilities within ourselves.”
— Ashley Ormon

Continuing to play it safe rather than taking a few risks is oftentimes the easiest choice to make. As a result, you may soar ever higher, or wind up like Icarus, flying too close to the sun. Attempting to stretch your own boundaries can be frightening, especially if you’ve already settled for the status quo. Sometimes the risk can be worth it, however, when it comes to building character and finding out who you truly are.
For this week’s prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para (or a para with another member) in which your character steps out of their comfort zone and does something they normally wouldn’t do. You could write about why your character chooses to do it, how it feels in the moment, and about whether or not it pays off or ends up the way in which they want it to. Is it worth the risk, or does your character end up crashing and burning?
We don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, but we do love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with. So, please tag your posts with “irpprompt fifteen”. Previous prompts can be found here.
Good luck, and have fun!

Some time has passed since our previous writing prompt was posted, meaning this is the perfect moment for a new one. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully inspire you to write, as well as to aid you in developing your character(s). While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless.

Ready?

We cannot expect to grow if we are too afraid or unwilling to change and face challenges. When we exit our everyday, mundane lifestyles to do something different we can experience growth, undiscovered strength, and new abilities within ourselves.

— Ashley Ormon

Continuing to play it safe rather than taking a few risks is oftentimes the easiest choice to make. As a result, you may soar ever higher, or wind up like Icarus, flying too close to the sun. Attempting to stretch your own boundaries can be frightening, especially if you’ve already settled for the status quo. Sometimes the risk can be worth it, however, when it comes to building character and finding out who you truly are.

For this week’s prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para (or a para with another member) in which your character steps out of their comfort zone and does something they normally wouldn’t do. You could write about why your character chooses to do it, how it feels in the moment, and about whether or not it pays off or ends up the way in which they want it to. Is it worth the risk, or does your character end up crashing and burning?

We don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, but we do love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with. So, please tag your posts with “irpprompt fifteen”. Previous prompts can be found here.

Good luck, and have fun!

9 notes   •   July 22 2013, 03:43 PM
A couple of weeks have passed since the previous writing prompt was posted here at iRoleplay, meaning it’s about time for a new one! The idea of these prompts is to provide you with inspiration to write, as well as to hopefully aid you in developing your character(s) even further. Completing these prompts is optional, but we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless.
Are you ready?

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

One would be unwise to underestimate the power of words, and the effect they can have on a human being. Some words will build, some words will tear down and destroy, some will paralyze, and some will push us forward. Some words are easily forgotten, and others will never leave our memories.
For this prompt, we’re going to ask you to center a piece of writing around something another person has said to your character in the past; something they’ll never forget, with positive or negative connotations. You can write a moment during which the words were spoken and how your character reacted then, or you can write about how those words affect your character today. Did the words prompt your character to take some sort of action, or did they paralyze your character; keeping them in place?
While we won’t be keeping track of who does or doesn’t complete the prompt, we and other members still love reading the creative pieces you come up with—so, please tag your posts with “irpprompt fourteen”.
Good luck, and get creative!

A couple of weeks have passed since the previous writing prompt was posted here at iRoleplay, meaning it’s about time for a new one! The idea of these prompts is to provide you with inspiration to write, as well as to hopefully aid you in developing your character(s) even further. Completing these prompts is optional, but we hope you consider them a fun challenge regardless.

Are you ready?

Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

One would be unwise to underestimate the power of words, and the effect they can have on a human being. Some words will build, some words will tear down and destroy, some will paralyze, and some will push us forward. Some words are easily forgotten, and others will never leave our memories.

For this prompt, we’re going to ask you to center a piece of writing around something another person has said to your character in the past; something they’ll never forget, with positive or negative connotations. You can write a moment during which the words were spoken and how your character reacted then, or you can write about how those words affect your character today. Did the words prompt your character to take some sort of action, or did they paralyze your character; keeping them in place?

While we won’t be keeping track of who does or doesn’t complete the prompt, we and other members still love reading the creative pieces you come up with—so, please tag your posts with “irpprompt fourteen”.

Good luck, and get creative!

18 notes   •   July 11 2013, 04:02 PM
The time has come for another writing prompt to be posted here at iRoleplay, in order to hopefully inspire you all to write as well as to aid you in further developing your characters. While completing the prompts is optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.
Ready?

“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”
— Neil Gaiman

Some say dreams represent our unconscious mind; that they are a way of processing what we dare not touch while we are awake. Certain dreams quickly fade once we open our eyes, never to be remembered; while others become familiar and frightening, haunting us as they are forever etched into our memories.
For this prompt, we are going to ask you to explore the inner workings of your character’s mind by writing about a dream. It could be an everyday happy dream, something recurring, or even a nightmare. You can, for instance, write about your character’s dreamworld, and how they feel once they wake up and become torn away from it. If you wish, you can also write about what leads up to the dream, and what significance it has for your character.
We don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, but we love reading the creative pieces you come up with—so, please tag your post with “irpprompt thirteen”. Past prompts can be found here.
Good luck, and have fun!

The time has come for another writing prompt to be posted here at iRoleplay, in order to hopefully inspire you all to write as well as to aid you in further developing your characters. While completing the prompts is optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.

Ready?

People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.

— Neil Gaiman

Some say dreams represent our unconscious mind; that they are a way of processing what we dare not touch while we are awake. Certain dreams quickly fade once we open our eyes, never to be remembered; while others become familiar and frightening, haunting us as they are forever etched into our memories.

For this prompt, we are going to ask you to explore the inner workings of your character’s mind by writing about a dream. It could be an everyday happy dream, something recurring, or even a nightmare. You can, for instance, write about your character’s dreamworld, and how they feel once they wake up and become torn away from it. If you wish, you can also write about what leads up to the dream, and what significance it has for your character.

We don’t keep track of who does and doesn’t complete these prompts, but we love reading the creative pieces you come up with—so, please tag your post with “irpprompt thirteen”. Past prompts can be found here.

Good luck, and have fun!

14 notes   •   June 29 2013, 04:12 PM
It’s finally time for another writing prompt here at iRoleplay. The idea of these prompts is to provide inspiration to write, and to hopefully aid you in developing your character(s). While completing the writing prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.
Are you ready?

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.”
— Flavia Weedn

There are times in our lives when we must part with people, places, or things we hold dear, no matter whether we wish to or not. Goodbyes can be bittersweet and laced with tears, or something positive, leading us toward a new beginning; new life.
One of our previous prompts involved writing about a reunion, whereas this one deals with the complete opposite. For this prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para where your character bids farewell to something; be it a person or something else entirely. You can, for instance, explore what led up to the goodbye, how your character feels and reacts in the heat of the moment, and what happens after.
While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt twelve”. Past prompts can be found here.
Good luck, and get creative!

It’s finally time for another writing prompt here at iRoleplay. The idea of these prompts is to provide inspiration to write, and to hopefully aid you in developing your character(s). While completing the writing prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.

Are you ready?

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.

— Flavia Weedn

There are times in our lives when we must part with people, places, or things we hold dear, no matter whether we wish to or not. Goodbyes can be bittersweet and laced with tears, or something positive, leading us toward a new beginning; new life.

One of our previous prompts involved writing about a reunion, whereas this one deals with the complete opposite. For this prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para where your character bids farewell to something; be it a person or something else entirely. You can, for instance, explore what led up to the goodbye, how your character feels and reacts in the heat of the moment, and what happens after.

While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt twelve”. Past prompts can be found here.

Good luck, and get creative!

14 notes   •   June 22 2013, 09:53 AM
We thought it was about time for a new writing prompt here at iRoleplay, seeing as a few weeks have passed since we posted the last one. The point of these prompts is to hopefully provide an opportunity for character development, as well as to inspire you members to write. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you view them as a fun challenge.

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
— Louisa May Alcott

Thus far, most of our writing prompts have acted as a base for self-paras, but this time around we’re going to be doing something a little bit different—namely, challenge you to write a bucket list for your character. Think about what they wish to accomplish before they die; things they want to experience, places they wish to see, and where they hope for their lives to end up. Hopefully, if you consider both long-term and short-term goals, you will learn more about your character’s motivations and the roads they will need to take in order to achieve them.
If you’re inspired, you are free to complete the prompt as a self-para, but a simple list will also do. While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt eleven”. Past prompts can be found here.
Good luck, and have fun!

We thought it was about time for a new writing prompt here at iRoleplay, seeing as a few weeks have passed since we posted the last one. The point of these prompts is to hopefully provide an opportunity for character development, as well as to inspire you members to write. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you view them as a fun challenge.

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

— Louisa May Alcott

Thus far, most of our writing prompts have acted as a base for self-paras, but this time around we’re going to be doing something a little bit different—namely, challenge you to write a bucket list for your character. Think about what they wish to accomplish before they die; things they want to experience, places they wish to see, and where they hope for their lives to end up. Hopefully, if you consider both long-term and short-term goals, you will learn more about your character’s motivations and the roads they will need to take in order to achieve them.

If you’re inspired, you are free to complete the prompt as a self-para, but a simple list will also do. While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt eleven”. Past prompts can be found here.

Good luck, and have fun!

12 notes   •   May 24 2013, 06:37 PM
It’s finally time for another writing prompt here at iRoleplay. The idea behind these prompts is to hopefully help you develop your characters further, as well as to act as inspiration. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.
Are you ready?

“Let’s just be fabulously where we are and who we are. You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tomorrow. Let the stars keep track of us. Let us ride our own orbits and trust that they will meet. May our reunion be not a finding but a sweet collision of destinies!”
— Jerry Spinelli; Love, Stargirl

Other people are constantly passing through our lives, remaining there for shorter or longer periods of time, until finally the paths we choose to take are no longer intertwined and we fall out of touch. Sometimes these people, who become lost to us, find their ways back, in more or less unexpected ways.
This time, we are going to ask you to write a self-para about your character reuniting with someone from their past. You can explore your character’s feelings and reaction toward the meeting, what the relationship between the two once was, and what happens next.
While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt ten”. Past prompts can be found here.
Good luck, and have fun!

It’s finally time for another writing prompt here at iRoleplay. The idea behind these prompts is to hopefully help you develop your characters further, as well as to act as inspiration. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.

Are you ready?

Let’s just be fabulously where we are and who we are. You be you and I’ll be me, today and today and today, and let’s trust the future to tomorrow. Let the stars keep track of us. Let us ride our own orbits and trust that they will meet. May our reunion be not a finding but a sweet collision of destinies!

— Jerry Spinelli; Love, Stargirl

Other people are constantly passing through our lives, remaining there for shorter or longer periods of time, until finally the paths we choose to take are no longer intertwined and we fall out of touch. Sometimes these people, who become lost to us, find their ways back, in more or less unexpected ways.

This time, we are going to ask you to write a self-para about your character reuniting with someone from their past. You can explore your character’s feelings and reaction toward the meeting, what the relationship between the two once was, and what happens next.

While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt ten”. Past prompts can be found here.

Good luck, and have fun!

8 notes   •   May 01 2013, 02:24 PM
Once again, it’s time for another writing prompt. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully provide you members with some inspiration and aid in developing your character. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.
Ready for this week’s prompt?
There are external factors that play into the way every individual views life, and some of those factors come in the form of other people. Whether it be your parents, a co-worker, a coach, or a friend, we all have those people in our lives who have influenced us in some capacity. 
For this week’s prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para in which your character meets up with their mentor. You might want to write about the time they met, a time when your character was deeply influenced by them, or maybe about a meeting with them after a period of silence. 
While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt nine”. Past prompts can be found here.

Once again, it’s time for another writing prompt. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully provide you members with some inspiration and aid in developing your character. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.

Ready for this week’s prompt?

There are external factors that play into the way every individual views life, and some of those factors come in the form of other people. Whether it be your parents, a co-worker, a coach, or a friend, we all have those people in our lives who have influenced us in some capacity. 

For this week’s prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para in which your character meets up with their mentor. You might want to write about the time they met, a time when your character was deeply influenced by them, or maybe about a meeting with them after a period of silence. 

While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt nine”. Past prompts can be found here.

4 notes   •   April 07 2013, 03:40 AM
Once again, it’s time for another weekly writing prompt. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully provide you members with some inspiration and aid in developing your character. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.
Ready for this week’s prompt?


When the uniqueness of a place sings to us like a melody, then we will know, at last, what it means to be at home.
- Paul Gruchow


For this week’s prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para, in which your character’s favorite place is explored. This should be a specific place that your character may use as a location to relieve stress or perhaps seek refuge. You may want to consider writing about when and how this place was found, where it is, what the environment is like, or why the place holds significance. 
While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt eight”. Past prompts can be found here.

Once again, it’s time for another weekly writing prompt. The idea of these prompts is to hopefully provide you members with some inspiration and aid in developing your character. While completing these prompts is completely optional, we hope you consider them a fun challenge.

Ready for this week’s prompt?

When the uniqueness of a place sings to us like a melody, then we will know, at last, what it means to be at home.

Paul Gruchow

For this week’s prompt, we’re going to ask you to write a self-para, in which your character’s favorite place is explored. This should be a specific place that your character may use as a location to relieve stress or perhaps seek refuge. You may want to consider writing about when and how this place was found, where it is, what the environment is like, or why the place holds significance. 

While we won’t be keeping track of who completes these prompts, we love reading the creative pieces of writing you come up with—so please tag your post with “irpprompt eight”. Past prompts can be found here.

6 notes   •   March 24 2013, 02:14 PM