Writing prompts (Journaling).


  1. Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced.
  2. What 5 websites do you visit often, and why?
  3. Name a totally useless possession and how you came to acquire it.
  4. What music album would be used for a movie about your life?
  5. List your bad habits and/or addictions and what you have tried to rid yourself of them.
  6. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be, and what would you do if later on you changed your mind?
  7. What are your religious beliefs?  Have they changed, or have they always stayed the same?
  8. When was your last food craving, and what did you crave?
  9. Who was your first crush and what made them special?
  10. Name your most cherished childhood memory.
  11. Turn to an entry in your journal or diary from a year or more ago.  What has changed and what has stayed the same since then?
  12. What is one thing nobody knows about you because nobody ever cared to ask?
  13. Robert Frost write a poem titled The Road Not Taken.  Name a road you’ve always wanted to travel.  Where do you hope it takes you, and what might you see on the way?
  14. Name one thing you always wanted to do, but haven’t.  What has prevented you from doing it?
  15. Write about your first kiss.  Was it everything you wished or hoped it would be?
  16. What was the worst mistake or decision you have ever made in life?  What could you have done differently?
  17. What song was stuck in your head recently, and what were you doing at the time that made you think of it?
  18. Describe 5 things you want to see or do before it’s too late.
  19. Write about something you now know that you wish you knew earlier in life.  How could this knowledge have helped you?
  20. Write about your greatest fear.
  21. Name one thing you feel brings out the good in people.
  22. Describe a time in your life when everything turned out fine, despite the odds.
  23. If you invented a device that could fix one problem you are facing now, would you use it?  What problem would you like to solve?
  24. Write about the last time you spoke to your best friend.  What did you talk about?
  25. Describe a time you felt alone.
  26. Name something you found; what was it and where did you find it?
  27. What’s on your calendar for tomorrow?
  28. What is the most annoying sound you have ever heard?
  29. Describe your first job.
  30. What is the one thing you cannot live without?
  31. Quote the nicest thing anyone has ever said about you.
  32. Are you afraid of the dark?  Why or why not?
  33. Describe the longest amount of time you have ever been away from home.
  34. Write about a recent adventure or travels.
  35. Who did you idolize growing up?
  36. Name a celebrity or famous person you wish would take you out on a date.
  37. Describe your daily routine when you get out of bed in the morning.
  38. What was the longest amount of time you have spent waiting on-line for something?  What was it, and was it worth the wait?
  39. Name one thing you have always been good at doing.
  40. What is your favorite season, and why?
  41. What was the title of the last book you read?
  42. List your biggest regrets.
  43. Have you ever seen a ghost?
  44. Describe your note-taking style and habits.
  45. Do you believe that we are all here for a reason?  What might the reason be?
  46. What comes to mind when someone uses the phrase prolonging the magic?
  47. Have you ever done something just to feel the danger, or to feel alive?
  48. What is your favorite cliché?
  49. What are all your thoughts on god?
  50. How do rainy days make you feel?
  51. What is the most amount of money you have had at one time?
  52. Write a celebrity crush list.
  53. What is the most amazing thing you have ever seen, heard, or experienced?
  54. What effect does music have on you?
  55. What did you learn today?  What did you learn yesterday?
  56. What 5 traits do people first notice when they meet you for the first time?
  57. Have you ever carved your name or initials into a tree or stone?
  58. Democracy, communism, or socialism?  Defend your choice.
  59. Does Never Never Land really exist?
  60. Where is a great place to get breakfast?
  61. List 3 things that went right (or wrong) today.
  62. What is the best method of travel, and in what ways have you traveled?
  63. If you could tell the world just one thing, what would it be?
  64. What were your best and worst subjects in school or college?
  65. Describe the most outrageous thing anyone has dared you to do.
  66. Ice cream: chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?
  67. What historical events happened the year you were born?
  68. Pick up a random object that has special meaning to you and describe it in as much detail as possible.
  69. Write about a recent visit to a museum or art gallery.
  70. What food items do you consider staples in a well-balanced diet?
  71. Describe your feelings in regards to an issue in today’s society, and what would be done to fix it.
  72. If you had only one wish, what would you wish for?
  73. If you could tell the world just one thing, what would you say?
  74. Share a dirty little secret about yourself (or someone else).
  75. Name a time when you broke a rule or law.  Did you get caught, or did you get away with it?
  76. Have you ever gone skinny dipping?
  77. Name something you would like to devote more time to seeing or doing.
  78. What is the name of your favorite book, magazine, or publication?
  79. Describe your first car.
  80. Thunderstorms… Inspiring or scary?
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