Jarod K. Anderson is a writer of speculative fiction and poetry. His work has appeared in numerous online and print publications including in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Escape Pod, and Fantasy Scroll. Learn more about his bestselling books of fiction prompts with just a tiny bit more scrolling down-a-ways.
Science Fiction, one of the most perennially popular genres, is often adapted for TV and film, but sometimes the future, alternate, parallel, or speculative worlds just won’t come into focus. Perhaps aliens have stolen your creativity, leaving you at the mercy of nefarious writer’s block. Don’t fear: assistance is closer than you think! This guide helps show the way, with 100 compelling story prompts sorted into seven categories: The Pulp, Interstellar, Biological, Aftermath, Futurescapes, Tech, and Another Time. From alien invasions to cyberpunk and beyond, these fun and creative plot ideas will challenge your craft and grow your skill as a writer.
Co-written by Leslie J. Anderson and Jarod K. Anderson, Inklings: 300 Starts, Plots, and Challenges to Inspire Your Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy Stories is a book of prompts focused on practical, easy-to-use strategies to combat writer’s block and breathe new life into your speculative fiction. Featuring 300 first sentences, plot overviews, and writing challenges, Inklings provides countless ways to keep your prose fresh and flowing.