Have an idea for a short crime story? Or fancy writing one but stuck for inspiration? Why not try one of these 10 inspiring  (and free!) creative crime / mystery writing prompts from “Build Creative Writing Ideas” – Here’s number 1 – click below to read 9 more:

1. You wake up to find a post-it note attached to your forehead. This note is a clue that leads you to another clue somewhere in your house. Your roommates claim ignorance but decide that they’ll help you to solve the mystery. One clue continues to lead to another, where will it end?

Then why not enter this Crime Short Story Competition at Writers-Online – click below to see how to enter – Good Luck!

“You think that crime doesn’t pay? It can do, if you win this month’s crime story competition which invites short stories about crime – any crime. Your story can be about murder, theft, twocking, parking on double yellow lines, phishing, computer fraud, or any other offence. Whatever crime you choose, make it pay by winning first prize.”