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Next Year 

2016 feels like it passed in just a few seconds and yet it slowed down just enough to let me enjoy it. 

But it went by so fast, I didn’t really get to do what I wanted to do- which is write. 

That’s why next year I’m challenging myself to write more and read more in 2017. I don’t really know what that will look like yet, but I’ve still got a little time to figure it out. 

So– I’m going to journal it out. I’m gonna spend some time thinking about next year and what I want from it.

Feel free to comment below about your new year dreams.

2017 Journal Prompt

What do you want to change in 2017? What do you want more of? What do you hope happens in 2017? What are your wishes and what are you going to do to get there and make it happen? What does the New Year have to hold? 

December Writing Prompts

December gets a little crazy around here. For me December means writing papers and spending time with family. But, I like to spend a little time writing. This is my list of writing prompts for December. It just takes a few minutes of the day and I feel more attuned to myself.  If you want to join me, comment below.

December

  1. Baby it’s cold outside
  2. December adventures (that you want to have)
  3. Describe the smell of December
  4. The perfect gift for a loved one
  5. Describe snow
  6. The taste of hot chocolate
  7. Write an adult Christmas story
  8. Favorite holiday song
  9. Do you believe in Santa?
  10. What does this season mean to you?
  11. Best holiday movies?
  12. Your first tree
  13. 12 days of Christmas
  14. Winter clothes
  15. How can you spread joy?
  16. The best gift you’ve given
  17. How do you decorate for the holidays?
  18. Holiday favorites
  19. Favorite Christmas morning
  20. Make a list and check it twice
  21. Best memory of Christmas
  22. Christmas cards unsent
  23. Christmas through someone else’s eyes
  24. Holiday traditions
  25. Morning
  26. Favorite winter activities
  27. Thank you notes
  28. Things you want to change
  29. Best things that happened this year
  30. Next year
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October Writing Prompts

October is perhaps my favorite time of year, and my favorite time to write. In Southern California it is just starting to get cool and some days it really feels like fall. This is my list of writing prompts for the month of October. If you have time I hope you follow along with me.

October writing prompts

  1. Dream marriage
  2. Your life backwards
  3. Create a “perfect” you
  4. How can someone melt your heart
  5. What gives you strength?
  6. Five places you want to visit
  7. Scariest story
  8. The scent of your skin
  9. Fighting nature
  10. Who are you?
  11. Live out your fantasy
  12. Your perfect partner
  13. Next weekend’s plans
  14. Things I’d rather be doing
  15. Describe the scene outside your window
  16. The sound of a vinyl record
  17. Brain dump
  18. The masks that you wear
  19. What you did today (tell a story)
  20. How you empower others
  21. Your sexuality
  22. The feel of freshly washed sheets
  23. If you could relive one day…
  24. How you would take yourself out on a date
  25. Seven years from now…
  26. 10 guilty pleasures
  27. What does it mean to be beautiful
  28. How do you spend the morning?
  29. One life changing moment (and how it could’ve been different)
  30. The next book you want to read
  31. The person you most want to be

September Writing Prompt

My summer is still in full swing. I don’t go back to grad school until the end of the month. That means that I can spend more time writing instead of just studying. This is my list of writing prompts for the month. If you have time, I hope that you can join me.

Sept

  1. I want to learn how to…
  2. The best things in life
  3. In your arms…
  4. Describe your bedroom (current or otherwise)
  5. Write down the first word that comes to mind for the next fifteen minutes
  6. 10 things you can’t live without
  7. Describe what loneliness feels like
  8. Write a letter to the moon
  9. What it means to be a writer
  10. The person who knows me best…
  11. The craziest dream (and why it isn’t that crazy)
  12. Your perfect vacation
  13. Hobbies that you want to pursue (and why you haven’t yet)
  14. 10 things that feel good
  15. What “I hate about you” list
  16. Describe the rain as it touches your skin
  17. Generate excitement
  18. Your life story
  19. Yourself at 102
  20. Fall back – what you’d go back in time to do
  21. What makes you feel alive
  22. Your favorite things about Fall
  23. How can you live more fully
  24. What fills you with joy
  25. What the new season holds for you
  26. What makes you feel fulfilled
  27. The sound of leaves crunching under your feet
  28. Document your day
  29. The biggest transformation in your life
  30. The meaning of time

July Writing Prompts

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July Writing Prompts- This summer, I want to write more. This is my list of writing prompts for the month of July. Comment if you want to join me in this summer of fun.

  1. Morning rituals
  2. 10 things you want to learn
  3. Current summer wish list
  4. What do you enjoy most about your city?
  5. What you most want to remember about today?
  6. Something that you love so much that you’d do it for free
  7. What can you do today to move you closer to your goals?
  8. What has been troubling you lately?
  9. What is stopping you from living a life that you would love?
  10. All “about me”
  11. Favorite quotes
  12. Describe your best friend
  13. Happiest moments
  14. Moments you wish you could relive
  15. What do you want to be remembered for?
  16. Are you creating a summer you will never forget?
  17. Best ways to unwind and relax
  18. Best thing that happened this month
  19. Worst habits
  20. Who makes you feel the most alive?
  21. How can you dream bigger?
  22. Where do you see yourself in six years?
  23. 10 rules to live by
  24. Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon
  25. What are you the best at?
  26. Describe your first love
  27. Current project
  28. List of ideas for your next essay
  29. Who makes you feel as if you can do anything?
  30. Favorite summer activity
  31. Favorite summer meal as a kid

June Writing Prompts

The summer solstice is June 20, but June 1 is the start of meteorological summer. The warm summer nights are just beginning, my favorite time to write in my journal.

June Journal Writing Prompts

  1. Make a summer of fun list
  2. How can you be more connected?
  3. What can you release?
  4. How do you find joy?
  5. Free your mind.
  6. How are you better this year?
  7. List all that you are grateful for.
  8. Travel wish list.
  9. I wonder…
  10. 10 things I love about you.
  11. How strong are you?
  12. How can you nurture your daydream?
  13. Look up and describe the sky.
  14. Say yes to life!
  15. What is your dream job?
  16. How have you been challenged this year?
  17. How does life keep you silent?
  18. Are you a feminist?
  19. What defines you?
  20. What vibe do you give out?
  21. What do you yearn for?
  22. Who controls your life?
  23. How can you make this summer better?
  24. Describe your favorite color?
  25. Check in with your goals.
  26. Describe the stars tonight.
  27. Write a poem to summer mornings.
  28. Where does the magic happen?
  29. What inspires you?
  30. Who are you today?

May Writing Prompts

This month is crazy with school. I can’t help but wonder if I can keep up with my personal writing. However, I find that I always have a few minutes in the morning right after I wake up to do morning journal pages. The following list is my personal journal writing prompts for the month of May. Wish me luck!

May Journal Writing Prompts

  1. If you had enough money, what would you do?
  2. What do you do for fun?
  3. What is wrong with the world?
  4. Who is your favorite hello?
  5. Your hardest goodbye?
  6. Write a letter to all the boys (or girls) you loved before.
  7. What is the writing on the wall?
  8. The moral of the story is…
  9. Where do you find comfort?
  10. What were you created for?
  11. Who is your biggest critic?
  12. What keeps you young?
  13. How do you honor yourself?
  14. What makes you brave?
  15. Lies you wished were true.
  16. When the lights go out…
  17. Write the saddest lines?
  18. Write your truth.
  19. Describe perfection.
  20. Holding hands.
  21. Why do you journal?
  22. What adventures do you wish to take?
  23. How can you escape the everyday?
  24. How can you radiate love?
  25. Who do you most need to forgive?
  26. What empowers you?
  27. Count your blessings.
  28. What makes you feel complete?
  29. Describe your happiness.
  30. Write your path.

April Writing Prompts

Today is my birthday. I turn 28. And to celebrate, I will be writing in my journal the 29 things I want to do in the next year. I just don’t know what they are yet.

In the meantime – here is my list of journal prompts for April.

  1. Play a joke on yourself
  2. Go outside and describe the feel of the air
  3. What types of books do you most enjoy?
  4. How do you find magic in the everyday?
  5. List 10 events from your childhood
  6. Describe a wild fantasy
  7. The reason I write is…
  8. What makes you authentic?
  9. Who is your favorite poet?
  10. What constitutes an adventure?
  11. Write a letter to someone famous
  12. Start a dream journal
  13. What do you most like about Spring?
  14. Confession time–what is your deepest secret?
  15. Write your writing goals
  16. What risks can you take in your daily life?
  17. Go outside and people watch
  18. What is your most embarrassing moment?
  19. Write a one sentence love story
  20. Write a dictionary poem (words randomly chosen from the dictionary)
  21. Write 20 questions you’d like to know and answer them
  22. What if…
  23. What could you write about all day?
  24. What scares you?
  25. What inspires you?
  26. What makes you feel fresh and new?
  27. How does time influence you?
  28. List the beauty that you see
  29. How does someone surprise you?
  30. Ask your writer’s block questions

 

 

March 2016 Writing Prompts

Journal Writing Prompts

March is upon us. Let’s start it off right with daily writing prompts to get us writing in our journals.

  1. Write a letter to your inner writer.
  2. What makes you strong?
  3. What makes you happy?
  4. Allow yourself to be honest and vulnerable – write from that space.
  5. Describe your ideal life.
  6. What are your passions?
  7. Write for 10 minutes before you go to sleep about your day.
  8. Describe your life as if you were a character in a play.
  9. What makes you human?
  10. What was the most important moment of your life? Has it even happened yet?
  11. Who has shaped you as a person or a writer?
  12. Create a journal writing contract.
  13. Write your own bucket list.
  14. Write a dream sequence.
  15. What have you done this year to move closer to your goals?
  16. What have you done this month to be a better writer?
  17. Be green with envy and list what you want in your life.
  18. Be extra modest today and list what you can live without.
  19. What rule do you most want to break?
  20. Write about a new beginning.
  21. Write the life of a cat.
  22. What was the last book you read?
  23. Give advice to your 20 year old self.
  24. Give advice to yourself in 20 years.
  25. What makes you feel small?
  26. Find joy in the day.
  27. How do you find balance in your life?
  28. Take possession of yourself and your sexuality. Write what that means for you.
  29. Chart the future.
  30. What are you looking forward to?
  31. What are you doing next month that will bring you closer to your goals?