The writing prompts are excellent. Whether you’re having trouble writing or just looking for new material, it’s great fun spending time on a casual project. If you’re a fan fiction writer, however, it can sometimes be difficult to find good writing prompts that you can use.
Fan fiction has a pretty bad reputation. To be fair, the most famous examples of the genre aren’t fantastic at all, really. That’s not to say that there aren’t some amazing and life-changing works; it just means that they are not the ones making the money. Since everything tends to gravitate towards money, writing prompts are generally tailored to actual authors. It’s great, and you can definitely use generic write prompts to fuel your next fanfiction flame, but sometimes you just need something specific.
I think everyone should write at least a little bit, and I’m a lifelong fanfiction reader. So, for all Disney Princess fans, I have thirteen writing instructions to inspire your next big project. If the writing is going well, consider changing all the names and publishing your story for the masses to enjoy. You don’t have to credit me, but passing a line to let me know your job is there would be nice.
From fan to fan, here are your Disney Princess writing prompts.
Write a sequel to Atlantis: Milo’s Return in which Kida strives to dominate the world
Has anyone else ever caught a hint of villainousness from Kida? It was like she was so close to take all the power she could get and revel in it. Atlantis: Milo’s Return tells us the world has always been a better place after Kida brings the Sunken City to the surface, but what if that doesn’t happen? Write a sequel in which Kida leads the Atlanteans in a campaign for world domination.
Rewrite White as snow like a romance between the princess and Dopey
OK, if we’re being completely honest Prince Charming really doesn’t have much charm. He’s just a bit of that fat jerk who walks in, kisses Snow White, and brings her home – not to mention scares her the first time they meet. A romance with the loud, silent Dopey makes a lot more sense. He’s young, sweet and totally in love with Snow White, who knows him better than she does Charming.
Rewrite The Sleeping Beauty with a different person meets Aurora in the forest
What if Aurora and Phillip were engaged, but another prince – or princess – met her instead in the forest? Now Phillip is out in the cold while his tech fiancée walks with someone else, once upon a time was a dream. Or maybe he meets and falls in love with someone else too – Maleficent, maybe? – and mass confusion ensues. Either way, it’s your story.
Write a sequel to The princess and the Frog Located during the Great Depression
Imagine: Tiana and Naveen have their own restaurant in New Orleans when the stock market crashes and threatens to ruin everything. What happens? Does their marriage survive the economic collapse? Will they resort to voodoo to survive? Tell me more!
Write a sequel to Cinderella in which the princess refuses to change her dress
This dress is amazing. You know it, I know it, and Cinderella absoutely known. Write a story in which she is so obsessed with her ball gown that she absolutely, 100% refuses to take it off. Bonus points if she lets mice and birds build nests there.
Rewrite The little Mermaid with Ariel as the villain
In mythology, mermaids are traditionally damn evil. They train sailors to their deaths, and traditionally the only way to get a mermaid to land is to steal one of its trinkets and bring it back to the surface. Turn Ariel into a villain who wants Eric forever and ever.
Rewrite Pocahontas like a romance between the princess and Nakoma
It seems fair. I know we’re all supposed to think of Pocahontas as lover with John Smith, but it never felt like a particularly genuine romance to me. The friendship between the main character and Nakoma, however? It had real potential.
Write a sequel to Tangled in which Rapunzel and Eugene’s daughter has magical hair
At the end of Tangled, Rapunzel’s hair loses its magical powers when she uses them to save Eugene. She turns into a brunette, and the magic is over. Where is it? What if Rapunzel and Eugene’s little princess was born with her mother’s magical hair and ended up in potentially deadly shenanigans? Write it down and tell me what’s going on.
Write a sequel to Courageous in which Merida adopts a child raised by bears
Merida’s agreement with her parents states that she will marry if and when she hears it, but I like to think that she will remain single and happy for the rest of her life. I can’t imagine anyone really challenging her, you know? But parenting will challenge everyone, and that’s why this writing prompt involves Merida adopting a wild child. Hilarity ensues.
Write a sequel to Mulan in which Shang never finds out that she is a woman
In Mulan’s real fable, the warrior woman’s gender is never discovered and one of her generals asks her to marry his daughter. The Disney version introduced Mulan after an injury, and later wrote in an admittedly perfect romance with Shang. But what if Shang had continued to believe that she was a man? Would he fall in love with her anyway? Would he try to get her to marry his sister? There is a lot of fun to be had with this one, so get knocked out.
Rewrite Frozen and give Elsa’s powers to Anna
Elsa and Anna have totally different personalities, so what’s Frozen It was as if the freakish Anna had been the one with the magical powers of snow? Whether your story ends in Anna’s campaign for Elsa’s throne or a world overtaken by conscious snowmen, I’m sure it will be worth the time it takes to read and write.
Rewrite Aladdin with a secret romance and a plot between Jasmine and Jafar
What if Jasmine and Jafar were power hungry lovers who just needed the Sultan and that goddamn street rat? Rewrite Aladdin with these two as an evil and accomplice duo. Some possible motives – outside of Agrabah’s complete control – include: stealing the genie and the magic carpet, handing Aladdin to Cassim in exchange for the hand of Midas, or giving souls to Mozenrath for his necromancy in order to form an alliance.
Write a sequel to The beauty and the Beast in which Belle becomes an erotic novelist
After marrying Adam – aka Beast – Belle has all the materials she needs to write a fantastic series of erotic novels, so why not let her have it? Big shenanigans are sure to ensue once this Disney princess starts writing about the castle dwellers’ sex date, so start writing your story as old as… five minutes ago.
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