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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? 

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.


  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

Writing Prompt #57

Let’s start to look forward into the new year. In a few weeks it will be 2016 – what a crazy ride it will be. So today, lets journal about the upcoming year.

  • What are five goals that you would like to accomplish next year?
  • In what ways would you like to become a better writer in 2016?
  • What books would you love to start reading in the new year?
  • When it comes to writing, do you have any bad habits that are slowing you down ?
  • Do you have a big dream for 2016 – what can you do to reach it?
  • Brainstorm ideas to make your big dream happen.
  • The best ways to make a happier you.

Writing Prompt #56

It’s a little crazy to think that Christmas is almost here and that 2015 is almost over. So I thought today would be a good time to start thinking about what 2015 has brought us. So today, lets journal about 2015.

  • What did you love about 2015?
  • What is your favorite thing to happen in 2015 and is there anything that you can do to bring that same energy into 2016?
  • What is something that you learned about yourself this year?
  • What is something that you would like to leave behind?
  • What happened this year that you are really proud of?
  • How did you grow in 2015? How would you like to continue growing in 2016?