It is always challenging to find stimulus for creative writing tasks. Here is a list of tools that I found on the Free Technology for Teachers website to help students develop creative writing ideas –
StoryToolz is a collection of useful tools for hesitant writers. There are three tools that students can use to get story ideas: Random Conflicts, Half Title Generator, and Story Idea Generator.
Scholastic Story Starters is a tool for students to create short, creative fiction stories. There are four story themes for students to chose from: fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, and scrambler. When students are finished their story can be printed. Story Starters will work on your PCs and iPads.
Things to Think About is an app that offers 100 writing prompts created by students for students. There are 12 different categories for students to choose from. Each prompt has a picture (drawn by a student) and a short audio recording of a student reading the prompt.
This would be a great starter for students with low literacy capabilities.
Quotes Daddy is a compilation of quotes from famous and not-so-famous people. Each day new quotes are featured on the homepage of Quotes Daddy. If your class has their own blog you can add a Quotes Daddy widget to your blog.
One Word is a writing prompt generator. Students are given one word; they then have 60 seconds to write in the text box whatever comes to their minds regarding that word. The idea is to write sentences relating to the word.
I hope you have found this useful
Yours in ICT
Byrne, R. (2013, September 18). Seven Good Sources of Writing Prompts [Blog Message]. Retrieved from