Writing Prompts for Halloween


Halloween (Photo credit: gaudiramone)


It is not too late to begin writing on the topic of Halloween. You can pull off one or more of these projects for this year, or work on more throughout the year to prepare for next Halloween. These ideas are meant to get you started. Let your imagination run away with you to go further.


  1. Write a children’s book about a Halloween character with a problem.
  2. Create a guide for teenagers about throwing a rockin’ Halloween get-together for their friends.
  3. Write a guide for day care centers geared toward creating a family Halloween get-together.
  4. Write a short story about how you found out you were a vampire, werewolf or banshee.
  5. Write a poem about a demented soul.
  6. Write a novella about a lonely teen ghost.
  7. Create a newsletter detailing how to be safe on Halloween, and fun activities to replace trick-or-treating if you are in an unsafe area.
  8. Start a novelette about a possessed object.
  9. Begin a novel about what happens when people find out the man next door is a serial killer.
  10. Write an article about how to make a Halloween prop.


What ideas can you come up with?


Shannon L. Buck


About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.