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Fantasy writing prompts about dragons

Who doesn’t love dragons? As a fan of dragons myself (yes, I had that Dragonology book, yes, I still proudly own it!), I knew I’d need to come up with some fantasy writing prompts about dragons as soon as possible.

Whether they’re tremendous beasts destroying villages or benevolent creatures assisting fantasy heroes, you can never go wrong with dragons.

Any acknowledgement or credit for using any of my prompts is always appreciated, whether it’s linking to my website from yours or a social media shoutout.

22 fantasy writing prompts about dragons

You can take just one prompt or combine any of the following for one story! Every prompt is entirely up to your interpretation.

You’ll find prompts for characters, words, settings, tropes, plotlines, and something sensory below.

Characters: A picky hoarder. A tiny dragon. The last dragon rider.

Words: Scale. Glare. Majestic. Blaze. Shadows. Ferocious.

Settings: Mountain. Nest. Sky island.

Tropes: Lazy Dragon. The Dragons Come Back. Delightful Dragon.


  • They didn’t expect the dragon to be so small.
  • An eye opened next to them, the pupil following their movements.
  • In a wisp of smoke, the beast appeared.
  • A treasured gem, a perilous journey, and a dragon waiting to pounce.
  • Blood dribbles from their lipless mouth, a stream of crimson.
  • The dragon was their only option.

Sensory: Scorching.

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