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A Rainy day journal writing session: Ten writing prompts

The sky is dark and thunder is rumbling here this afternoon in Northeast Florida. It’s a good time to sip on my tea and write.

Here are ten writing prompts for your next journal writing session when you have a rainstorm happening or anytime you are ready for some quiet, reflective time.

  1. List down as many things as you can think of that make you smile.
  2. Who needs forgiveness in your life?
  3. What is a recent success you have enjoyed?
  4. Name five book titles that you think are absolute must reads. Why?
  5. Name five movies that are your all time favorites.
  6. Is there a person in your life who could benefit from a little loving attention? (a child, an elderly neighbor, etc.)
  7. Look around your room, choose an object, and write a story based around that object.
  8. What has been one of the worst fears in your life? How would it feel to no longer have that fear?
  9. Brainstorm some adventures you can have with your spouse or significant other (this would be a fun one to do together or surprise him or her!)
  10. What place would you most like to visit?

Have fun!

Debra : )

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  • Molly says:

    Thank you for these prompt suggestions. I especially love #7. It reminds me of the opening of the tv show ‘The Ray Bradbury Theatre’. Ray would walk into his treasure-filled writing room at the beginning of every episode, and look around at the various items. After his short narration, the camera would zoom in on one of the treasures, and that would be the subject of the story. I loved that. It always inspired me.

    I also like to seek out new words as writing prompts. A dictionary can be used, or just opening any book to a random page and pointing. If one is a little more adventurous, this blog provides a synonym a day. It’s not your ordinary thesaurus entries, though. The author, Peter E. Meltzer, has compiled a thesaurus (you can buy it through the blog) called “The Thinker’s Thesaurus” and it provides off-the-beaten-path synonyms and examples from modern writings. It’s AWESOME as it always stretches my mind and seems to open a door to a new thought (which then, encourages writing)! I highly recommend it!

    • Debra says:

      Hi Molly,
      Thank you for writing in. I am glad you are finding value in my writing prompts. I like your dictionary idea. I will try that. There is a site out there- I wish I could remember the name of it (I just happened to discover it on Stumble one day)- but essentially they give you one word and for a set amount time, like 30 seconds or a minute- you are just supposed to write anything you can think of based on that one word. I love to get my creative juices going that way.

      I appreciate your thoughtful feedback.
      Take care,
      Debra : )

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