Are you writing a novel that centers around a group of friends? Do you need some friendship fiction writing prompts? Check out the 20 below!
1. Friend or Fiction?
A little girl grows up alone most of the time, and so ends up creating an imaginary friend in order to get up to all sorts of adventures together. By the time she reaches high school, she has long forgotten about them, until she meets someone who has the same characteristics and personality as her fictional friend from long ago.
2. An Educational Dilemma
Two childhood friends grow up alongside each other for most of their lives, until their parents decide to send them to different schools. One is a posh boarding school, and the other is a run-of-the-mill public school. Will the two still be able to have a close connection?
3. Friends to the Rescue
A young woman has just come out of a bad relationship and is a broken shell of her former self. Enter her friends to step in to remind her that she is not alone and set up a series of events to cheer her up. Chaos ensues.
4. The Grand Tour
A group of friends go on a road trip across the country, determined to see as many things as possible and tick off items on their bucket lists. Their journey will take them through many challenges, and lead to some brand new perspectives on life. However, can their ties of friendship survive the trip?
5. Taking Sides
Two friends find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict, forced to choose between their loyalty to each other and their individual beliefs. What sorts of obstacles will they need to combat in order to maintain their friendship and also save face amongst the people on their side of the war?
6. Long Time No See
Two childhood friends grow up and end up not seeing much of each other. That is until one of them is getting married, and wants the other to be their maid of honor/best man. Despite the years that they have been apart, will the pair’s bonds still be as strong as ever?
7. Not so Different
Two people from differing social classes strike up an unusual friendship. How do they navigate this in a world filled with prejudice, and fight against the odds to support each other and bring about harmony?
8. Man and Machine
A boy in a futuristic world finds a robot. After looking after it and fixing it, he starts to build a friendship with the machine. How does a friendship between a human and a robot play out in a society where they are just seen as tools?
Two people strike up a close friendship online, talking every single day. Despite both being on opposite sides of the world they both appear to be kindred spirits. One day, one friend tells the other that they will be going on vacation to the country that they live in. When they meet up, will reality meet with online expectations?
10. Budding Friendships
In a small town that is going into decline, two friends start a community garden and inspire their neighbors to come together. How do they start to tackle other challenges within the town, while still dealing with their everyday responsibilities?
11. One Coffee to Go
A barista working in a cafe ends up having a conversation with one of the regulars. How does this build from them just taking their order into a strong bond that lasts while still keeping up with running the shop?
12. A Friendly Muse
A famous artist befriends a struggling musician. Explore the dynamics of their friendship as they navigate the challenges of fame, jealousy, creativity, and the pressures of the industry. What happens when the musician’s fame eclipses the artist’s?
13. The Book Club
A group of friends form a book club and become deeply connected through their shared love for literature. Explore how the books they read influence their lives and relationships, and how they solve their problems together.
14. The Show Must Go On
Two friends both enter the same TV talent competition. They both get through the first audition round but then have to cope with the fact that the competition has become much fiercer. Will they be able to keep their friendship, or will they want to win at all costs?
15. Cooking up a Storm
Two friends are passionate about cooking. They decide to open a restaurant together, facing culinary challenges, rivalries, and the pressures of running a business while maintaining their friendship.
16. Unlikely Allies
A group of teens each from a different clique and social group end up, for different reasons, being put in detention until the end of term. How do they start to build common ground, and will their friendships carry over outside of the detention hall?
17. My Best Roommate
Two friends who have both just come out of relationships find themselves in need of somewhere to live. Despite not being exceptionally close friends to start, they decide to move in together as roommates. How does their relationship grow from here, and can they handle being around each other 24/7?
18. Someone to Lean On
A group of people meets at a support group each week. How do they start to open up to each other about their troubled pasts, and build lifelong friendships to help guide them through challenges they might face in the real world?
19. Against All Odds
A group of friends finds themselves stranded in the wilderness. How will they survive and cope with the hardships they find out there? As the days start to pass by with no hope of rescue, how do their friendships fare?
20. Cops and Robbers
Two childhood friends have very different occupations now they are all grown up. One is an esteemed detective, and the other is a notorious thief. How does the thief keep their identity hidden from their old friend, and what happens when the detective finds out about their crimes?