Journal Prompts Category

4.4 Journaling Prompt

What does your work bring to the reader? What is your unique slant/flavor?

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4.3.21 Journal Prompt

What is your relationship to words?

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Time to Write: The Stories We Tell

What’s your story? When uttered by an adult, that phrase usually struck fear into the heart of young Beth, suggesting I’d made a wrong choice, a bad decision, or run my big mouth when I shouldn’t have. In fact, an iteration of that question asked by my 5th grade teacher in a moment of haste […]

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4.2 Journaling Prompt

How did you know you were a writer? What happened to give you that knowledge?

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4.1 Journaling Prompt

When did you first feel you were a writer? What gave you that feeling?

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3.31.21 Journal Prompt

What writing ‘season’ is next for you, at the culmination of this ‘season’? How will you know it will be time to move forward? What characteristics will guide your movement? (For more clarity, see posts from 3.30, 3.29, and 3.28.)

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3.30.21 Journal Prompt

What writing ‘season’ did you just come from/out of? How do you know? What were the defining characteristics of this ‘season’? (Look back to the 3.29 and 3.28 prompt for more clarity, if needed.)

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What to Do When Words Don’t Come

Being in that place where it’s time to put words down on the page but they refuse to show up can feel incredibly isolating, but it needn’t be. Since the days of papyrus and charcoal (or whatever ancient writing implements were used!), feeling blocked in getting our ideas from the abstract to the concrete faces […]

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3.29.21 Journal Prompt

What “season” is your writing in currently? How do you know? (See yesterday’s prompt for more clarity, if needed.)

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3.28.21 Journal Prompt

How does your writing change with the external seasons?

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