22 Writing Ideas about Halloween

Halloween is a holiday of fun and creativity and many people enjoy letting their imaginations run wild this time of year. In addition to the enjoyment of finding the right costume, looking forward to parties, and collecting candy, writing about this spooky holiday can be a wonderful creative outlet for kids of all ages.Halloween Writing Ideas

Sometimes writing can be tough, but when you have a list of great ideas to inspire you very often the writing experience begins to flow and becomes so much easier. Listed below are twenty-two new writing ideas to help make any Halloween-themed story a little more exciting and enjoyable. In fact, we hope these new Halloween writing ideas will spark some creative writing brilliance in young writers, and, hopefully, inspire kids to write the best story they possibly can!

8 Halloween Writing Ideas

  1. Writing a ghost story of your own can be great fun – what is the scariest ghost story you can think of and what exactly makes it sooooooo spooky?
  2. What’s your favorite Halloween tradition? Why is that? Write about your favorite Halloween traditions and why you are such a fan of them.
  3. Describe in great detail how crazy the world would be if we all dressed up like it was Halloween every day!
  4. If you were going to make the perfect Halloween costume, what would you make and what would you need to make it?
  5. You can be anything you want for Halloween – who would you go as? Describe your costume choice in detail.
  6. Who would be the best person — or group of people — to go out trick or treating with on Halloween night? Why?
  7. What are three of the best tricks that you know when it comes to tricking somebody? What makes them the best?
  8. Halloween is a very unique time of year – how does it make you feel?

If these writing ideas failed to get the young writer’s creative juices flowing, then surely the fourteen Halloween writing starters listed below will do the trick.  These ghastly ideas will get any child’s creative mind working overtime and coming up with amazing Halloween stories. All the writer needs to do is choose a sentence and build on it.

14 More Halloween Writing Starters

What does your mind come up with when you read these stories starters? How far can you take just one sentence?

  1. The big fat cat dressed in its funny costume turned around and started to…
  2. The house was said to be haunted by the ghost of…
  3. Nobody knew who the kid in the costume was, he took the mask off and…
  4. The stormy weather came down on the building, and the kids were all set to go…
  5. The howls in the distance made everyone scared, but…
  6. You might not believe in ghost stories, but…
  7. I couldn’t believe it! There it was…
  8. The strangest Halloween ever all started with….
  9. I was eating all of my candy when…
  10. The door swung open, nearly coming off the hinges, and…
  11. The big gooey cauldron kept bubbling, and then…
  12. And just like that, the little child in the ghost costume…
  13. We didn’t know if he was serious or not, so we…
  14. I shut the door behind me quietly, and then….

We hope you had a spook-tacular time exploring these new Halloween writing ideas. Until next time, write on…