Free Creative Writing Prompts #43: Fall

I will admit, fall is my favorite of the four seasons. I'm a Libra baby, so I get to have a big ole' party, Halloween is an awesome holiday that brings both candy and costumes, and I have always loved playing soccer in the fall (even if it's just me kicking the ball around alone). For that reason, here are some extremely enjoyable free creative writing prompts about fall. All of the leaves, the brisk chills, and the beginning of the holiday season can be talked about within these ten idea-generating story starters. Feel free to share those ideas with the community in the submission form below! 

Free Creative Writing Prompts: Fall

1. The leaves on all the trees have changed color and begun to fall all around town. How does this multi-colored landscape make you feel?

2. Despite the fact that you've been asked to rake up the leaves, you and several friends have decided to jump and play in them instead. Talk about the experience.

3. You walk through the brisk cold of an autumn morning with frost on the ground. Fall is truly in the air. What does that mean to you?

4. Pumpkins, corn husks, and scarecrows. What is the best set of fall related decorations you've ever seen?

5. What is your favorite fall related activity? Some examples might be a haunted hayride, soccer game, or a pumpkin patch.

6. A child asks you why the leaves change colors and fall down. How do you explain to him in a way he'll understand.

7. Where in the world would you most want to be to get the best fall experience? Write a story of one day in that location.

8. Halloween, the World Series, the annual pumpkin pie contest. What is your favorite fall event that you look forward to and why?

9. The kids have gone back to school and now you have more time with your significant other. How do you spend it?

10. What is your favorite fall related food and why? 

Fall has changed a lot for me since I graduated from college. I miss getting back into the swing of things with classmates and peers and learning copious amounts of new information from new teachers. That being said, now throughout the year I make the effort to continue learning through new authors and I still try to learn more from myself as each year goes by. Hopefully, these free creative writing prompts about fall will also help you guys and gals to learn more about yourselves. Happy fall and happy writing! 

Bonus Prompt - You are a leaf on a tree that is undergoing foliage. What are your leafy thoughts and feelings? 

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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on and Facebook.
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