Following on from my July inspired prompts from last week, today, my list of prompts are sourced from historical events from July. Use these as a starting point, and write for 10 – 15 minutes and see what you come up with 🙂


Prompt 1 – Monday

The Battle of Gettysburg (began on July 1st, 1863)


Prompt 2 – Tuesday

Amelia Earhart and her plane were lost in the Pacific Ocean (July 2nd, 1937)


Prompt 3 – Wednesday

Earnest Hemingway died through suicide (July 2nd,1961)


Prompt 4 – Thursday

The Fall of the Bastille (July 14th, 1789)


Prompt 5 – Friday

The first atomic bomb was detonated (New Mexico, 1945, July 16th)


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Prompt 6 – Saturday

The Great Fire of Rome (began July 18th, AD64)


Prompt 7 – Sunday

Apollo 11 orbited the moon (July 19th, 1969)



I hope you find some inspiration from these historical writing prompts. If you want more writing prompt ideas head over to my Writing Prompts section:)

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