Historical Writing Prompts


I’m not a huge history buff, but when I read through history books and quick overviews or discuss it with my family a lot of times I get ideas for my sci-fi books. It’s strange to see how often history repeats itself and a lot of times that can provide a good writing prompt for me. Today I was discussing the Tower of Bable with some of my family and we were noting how interesting it was that people’s language was all confused at the Tower of Babble but over the years we’ve developed an almost universal language called English. It makes me wonder if someday we’ll attempt a Tower of Babble style thing again in the future, or if someday we might all come up with one completely universal language that everyone knows. I’m thinking of either applying it to Fool’s Trust or writing a book called Universal. I’ll write what I have of a short synopsis for Universal below.


The year is 2866 and humanity has accomplished much over the past several years, but its greatest achievement has been the perfection of a universal language. This accomplishment is now enabling seven representatives, one from each continent, to do something no one has tried before. To venture into space and begin the first universal government, ruling all the planets of our solar system and making each inhabitable for life. Their goal, to rule and settle the entire universe.