Writing Prompt Story Starter: The Roaring Twenties


the roaring twenties

This image jumped right out at me – “the roaring twenties” was such a visually stunning, fascinating time.

This stirs up lots of potential story ideas and genres.

Three’s a crowd

Well, sometimes it is.

Do you think these three ladies are close friends? Are two closer and the third simply troublesome?

Dynamics in friendships can be a great backbone for a story, because straight away there’s a suggestion of history and drama.

They could also have an unbreakable bond due a secret they share. Are they privileged? Do they all come from the same background?

Charlie’s Angels

A crime-fighting trio, perhaps?

Just like the contemporary investigators, these ladies in our image could be sleuths.

Would they find it trickier back then to pursue such a career? More than likely!

There’s a cosy crime story just waiting to be written.

Fancy dress

Maybe your story could be bang up to date and in fact, the women in the image are at a themed party? Your story could be fun, or serious. Romantic or general.

The silver screen

This could be a scene from a film or TV drama?

Attention to detail would be hugely important to make the story believable.

That’s a great way to add flesh to the bones of your story.

It’s important to give the reader a sense of time and place and historical stories offer up great opportunities to weave events and customs into your writing.


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Tracey Steel

Having worked on a number of magazines over the years, I have found my perfect place on the “Friend” as I’m obsessed with reading and never go anywhere without a book! I read all of our stories with a mug of tea close by and usually a bit of strong cheese too!

Writing Prompt Story Starter: The Roaring Twenties

the roaring twenties

This image jumped right out at me – “the roaring twenties” was such a visually stunning, fascinating time.

This stirs up lots of potential story ideas and genres.

Three’s a crowd

Well, sometimes it is.

Do you think these three ladies are close friends? Are two closer and the third simply troublesome?

Dynamics in friendships can be a great backbone for a story, because straight away there’s a suggestion of history and drama.

They could also have an unbreakable bond due a secret they share. Are they privileged? Do they all come from the same background?

Charlie’s Angels

A crime-fighting trio, perhaps?

Just like the contemporary investigators, these ladies in our image could be sleuths.

Would they find it trickier back then to pursue such a career? More than likely!

There’s a cosy crime story just waiting to be written.

Fancy dress

Maybe your story could be bang up to date and in fact, the women in the image are at a themed party? Your story could be fun, or serious. Romantic or general.

The silver screen

This could be a scene from a film or TV drama?

Attention to detail would be hugely important to make the story believable.

That’s a great way to add flesh to the bones of your story.

It’s important to give the reader a sense of time and place and historical stories offer up great opportunities to weave events and customs into your writing.


For more story starting inspiration, click here.

Subscribe to “The People’s Friend” today and we’ll deliver a fantastic magazine straight to your door every week. We pack every issue with 9 brand-new short stories. Reading them is one of the best sources of writing inspiration you could ask for!

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