Here’s one week’s worth of prompts to get you going in your journal. If you’re really feeling sassy, you could also ask these prompts of your characters in your current WIP. Imagine what new insights you might gain into your characters’ backstories. Journaling is a great way to get to know your fiction characters better. Journaling is an even better way to get to know yourself.
Monday, October 1
It’s a new month. What are you looking forward to this month? What are you going to do differently from last month?
Tuesday, October 2
What is your favorite part of autumn? What is your least favorite?
Wednesday, October 3
What memories does the thought of Halloween evoke? Are you looking forward to Halloween? Why or why not?
Thursday, October 4
This is the beginning of the fourth quarter of the year? What are your plans for the last three months of 2018? What will you accomplish this year?
Friday, October 5
What are your thoughts on Fridays? Are you a TGIF person? How do you spend your weekends?
Saturday, October 6
Is the weather starting to change where you live? How do you feel about the changing of the seasons? Do you look forward to the changes, or prefer things to stay more constant? Why is that?
Sunday, October 7
What are your plans for the week ahead? Anything you’re excited about? Anything you would rather avoid? What are you going to do to get this week started off right? Is there anything you can do today to make next week better?