Editorializing and Creative Writing Prompts: 10 Questions to Ask when Writing for Your Audience

Creative writing prompts are a vital part of writing for audiences.

But as you’ve likely heard, you can’t just start writing and expect to get good results.

You’ll need to think critically about the types of questions you’re asking, and how to frame your question in ways that communicate your point of view.

We’ve compiled a few of the most frequently asked creative writing prompt questions here, to help you get started.


What do you do for a living?

What is your primary source of income?

How long have you been writing?

What do your friends and family say about you?

What are your interests?

Where do you work?


How do you feel about the topic of the story?

What does it mean to you?

Where does the story take place?

What kinds of people and experiences are you connecting with?

Do you think this story will resonate with other people?


How does the narrative evolve over time?

How do the events unfold?

What can you tell me about the characters and their motivations?


Do you have any specific creative writing challenges?

How are you managing them?

How can you help your story be better for all readers?


How can I improve my storytelling skills?

What specific skills or techniques have you improved over the years?

How has this experience shaped your writing?


What does your audience want from your story?

How does your story change over time as readers grow and change their views?

What types of readers are you attracting?


How important is storytelling for you?

How important are the story elements to you, and what are the other elements that you could include in the story if you wanted to?


What are some of your favorite writing prompts?

What questions do you ask your clients and/or readers when you’re trying to create compelling writing prompts for them?


What is the hardest part of your job?

What skills do you need to develop to be successful in this field?


How have you helped your creative writing career?

Are there any other creative writing tips you’d like to share?

Share your story and let us know your creative tips!