101 Unique Things to Write About When Bored

Are you stuck in a rut? Or, don’t know what to write about. If you need inspiration, I’m uncovering 100+ things to write about when bored.

There’s nothing worse than staring at a blank page, scratching your head, and wondering how to begin writing.

That’s why I’m here to help and give you ideas on creative stories, personal questions, and fun things to write about.

Anyways, let’s get straight into the 101 things to write about when bored.

Things to Write About for Fun

  1. Do you think aliens are real? Why or why not?
  2. Reflect on the people who helped shape you into the person you are today.
  3. Write a letter to your 15-year-old self. It could be in the past or the future.
  4. What’s an issue that gets ignored by everyone, that you think is more serious than meets the eye?
  5. Have you ever bought something that an influencer has recommended? And, was it worth the hype?
  6. Write about the earliest memory you have.
  7. Write about a time you may have let someone down.
  8. What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to anyone who is struggling?
  9. What does sustainability mean to you? How do you practice being sustainable & eco-friendly?
  10. If you could choose a new celebration that everyone celebrated, what would it be?
  11. What makes a person good? Do you think you’re a good person?
  12. What makes a person evil?
  13. Do you believe social media is good for our brains? Explain why or why not.
  14. Why do you think the beauty standard changes so frequently?
  15. When have you stood your ground against someone else? Explain it in detail.
  16. Do you believe in a higher power? Explain why or why not.
  17. Write about your life from an outsider’s perspective.
  18. Would you want aliens to visit Earth? Or is it a terrible idea?
  19. Do you think pets should be considered family members? Explain your thoughts.
  20. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas time?
  21. Explain the last time you overcame a fear. What did you do to overcome it?
  22. Write about the worst customer you have ever served.
  23. What do you think happened to an item you lost? Did someone take it, or is it lost forever?
  24. Write about a time when you were betrayed.
  25. Write a letter to your 60-year-old self. What would you say to them?
  26. What’s your favourite thing to do with family or friends?
  27. If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for and why?
  28. Would you ever decide to quit social media entirely?
  29. Write about a time in which you felt 100% free.
  30. Reflect on your childhood and how it shaped you into the person you are today.
  31. Would you ever live off-grid, away from society?
  32. What do you think happens to us after death?
  33. Write about a time you were laughing so hard you couldn’t breathe.

Things to Write About Yourself

  1. What’s your dream job if money was never an issue?
  2. Describe your favourite animal, and why you love it so much.
  3. What advice would you have for yourself five years ago?
  4. Who are your heroes?
  5. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  6. Do you like celebrating your birthday? Why or why not?
  7. What was the most memorable thing that happened during school?
  8. Describe your favourite hobby and why you love it so much.
  9. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Write a book review on it.
  10. If you could choose anyone in the world (dead or alive) to have dinner with, who would you choose?
  11. What are your top ten favourite songs and explain why.
  12. What’s your favourite album of all time?
  13. Describe your favourite day of the week and the reasoning for it.
  14. Why do you think society hates Mondays so much? Do you agree with them or not?
  15. What was the last dream you had? Was it weird, crazy, or funny? Describe it in detail.
  16. Write ten reasons why your pet is the best.
  17. Who do you admire the most in this world?
  18. What are your favourite cartoons from childhood?
  19. Write about a family heirloom passed down to you and its significance.
  20. What would be your dream vacation spot if you had an unlimited budget?
  21. Who inspires you?
  22. What would be your last death row meal?
  23. Why do you post so much/so little on social media?
  24. What are ten things you can’t live without?
  25. Do you prefer cats or dogs? Explain why.
  26. Describe your favourite pastime and why you enjoy it so much.
  27. What are three big life lessons you’ve learned from watching movies? List the movies and lessons learned.
  28. Why do you use social media so much? Are you addicted, or is there a different reason?
  29. If you could be teleported to anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
  30. Would you ever want to be famous or a celebrity?
  31. What would you do if you became president/prime minister?
  32. What makes you smile or happy? Describe it in detail.
  33. Do you want to live to be 100+ years old?
things to write about when bored

Random Things to Write About When Bored

  1. Write about the nicest thing you’ve done for your parents.
  2. If you could buy your parents anything in the world, what would you buy them?
  3. What makes a good TV show?
  4. What makes a good movie?
  5. You get to be any animal or sea animal for a day. What would you choose to be?
  6. What would you do if you won a $100M lottery?
  7. Write a short story about living through a zombie apocalypse.
  8. If you went on Survivor (the reality TV show) do you think you could win it? Explain why or why not.
  9. Write from the perspective of a pirate in the 1600s.
  10. If you had unlimited money to spend for one hour, what would you buy?
  11. Write about the best season, and why it’s better than the other three.
  12. If you could talk to your dog, what would you say?
  13. Write about your life from the perspective of your pet.
  14. You can bring three things to a desert island. What are you bringing?
  15. Write a horror story about being the last person alive.
  16. What’s the funniest story you can currently think of?
  17. Do you think TikTok is harmful to teenagers? Explain why.
  18. Write from the perspective of an alien passing Earth.
  19. You woke up suddenly 15 feet taller, how do you navigate through life now?
  20. What’s your favourite quality of yourself?
  21. Write from the perspective of A.I. that’s gone rogue.
  22. What’s your favourite thing in your bedroom or home?
  23. Everything you write on a piece of paper comes true. What do you write?
  24. Write a short horror story about buying milk at the grocery store.
  25. Design your dream theme park or rollercoaster.
  26. What scene from a movie always makes you cry? Explain the importance of that movie to you.
  27. Write about the best gift you ever received.
  28. You wake up as an astronaut lost in space. How do you get home?
  29. Write about the land from the perspective of a sea mammal.
  30. If you could choose any superpower, what would you choose?
  31. You get teleported to your last played video game. Would you survive a week?
  32. Write a story about vampires in first-person perspective.
  33. You find out your teacher is a superhero. How do you react?
  34. Every time you sneeze, you earn $10. How do you utilize this money-making method?
  35. Write from the perspective of a Viking in the 10th century.

Wrapping Up

That’s a wrap on the 101 creative and personal things to write when bored. I’ve used a few of these, but I wish I had an extensive list like this when I was in school.

These prompts are perfect if you’re bored or don’t know what to write about for a creative story. I really hope they’re helpful to you.

Read next: 25 Productive Things to Do Instead of Social Media

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