Write a Dare

WHAT IS A DARE AND WHAT DOES IT DO?

Every writer gets stuck sometimes. To help get new ideas and inspiration, many people use writing prompts, which spark writers’ imaginations. On Dare to Write?, these are called Dares, since they challenge (or dare) you to write about something new, or think about a piece of writing in a different way.

On the Dare Generator page, you will find tons of dares written by writers of all ages, the Paper Nations team and award-winning children’s authors such as Chris Vick, David Almond, and Alice Maddicott.

WRITE YOUR OWN DARE

You can create one of these dares and have it featured on our Generator. Yes, you! Anyone can help a writer get new ideas, so anyone is welcome to write a dare.

Write about anything! As you’ll see on the Generator, you can write a very short dare like “Create a new mythical creature.” or you can write the first sentence of a story or a few questions that inspire a writer to dream up a new story.

The only rules – your dare must be appropriate for under 16s and cannot be longer than 250 words.

SEND YOUR WRITING DARE

To have your writing dare featured on the Generator, send it to Paper Nations via the Get in Touch page or writers@papernations.org. Please include an author name and your age if you are under 18. If you are under 18, please do not include a surname.