50 Journal Writing Prompts

When I initially decided that I wanted to start journalling I had a hard time trying to come up with topic starters, to get me going. So below is a list writing prompts. I hope this helps. The ones in BOLD are for more complex thinking.

  1. If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
    1. Where would you meet them?
    2. What would you talk about?
  2. If you were to redecorate your bedroom, how would it look?
    1. How would it look?
    2. What would the essential items in it be?
  3. Favourite adventure
  4. Write about a book/article you recently read & why it stayed with you?
  5. If you were an animal, what kind would you be
    1. why?
  6. Describe your best/favourite meal?
  7. Define success
    1. What do you consider to be success?
  8. If you were a superhero (that already exists) what would you be
    1. Create a new superhero
  9. How does rain make you feel?
  10. What matters to you most
    1. Why?
  11. Which would you prefer to swim like a mermaid or fly like an eagle ?
  12. A cherished memory.
  13. The most beautiful smile I ever saw was…
  14. Write a letter to a future you in 20 years time
  15. Write a story using dictionary.com word of the day.
  16. What is your most unique quality/talent?
  17. Write about when someone tried to talk you into doing something you did not want to do
  18. Sunrise/Sunset
  19. Create your own national holiday
    1. Who would it celebrate
  20. Open any book –  read a sentence and write about it.
  21. Write about a personality trait that you think you inherited
  22. What is your all-time/current favourite song?
  23. What is you favourite holiday
  24. What was your last holiday
  25. Pick a person & write about the +ve attributes
  26. Did you ever defend someone and how ?
  27. If you could go back in time in your life – how far back would you go
  28. If you could go back into history and change something what would you do
  29. What 3 wishes would you ask from a genie
  30. Find a +ve element to war, fear, pain  or hate
  31. Write about an imaginary friend
  32. What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
  33. Write about a song that reminds you to a certain memory
  34. Write about a relationship that you would like to improve
  35. Write about something you wish you knew when you were younger
  36. What is your favourite season?
  37. Has anyone changed your initial view of them
  38. If your life was a movie which actors & actresses would you hire
  39. Write about your parent/s
  40. Start with ‘I was born…’
  41. Use 3 words to describe yourself
  42. Who would you consider to be a hero
  43. Write a list of 30 things that make you feel good
  44. Write about a piece of fruit or vegetable
  45. Write about how the sun filters through the sky
  46. Write about something that scares you
  47. Describe a time you surprised yourself
  48. Attitude is everything. Agree or disagree?
  49. If your day today had a theme song what would it be
  50. What would your ideal morning routine be (regardless of time)


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