My writer’s notebooks are all over the place as well as my notes. I have many, many notebooks. Today I wanted to briefly mention the importance of having a writer’s notebook nearby for ideas, inspiration and writing prompts, exercises, and freewriting. They become your Idea Sourcebook – a very valuable item, indeed. Take care of these notebooks, and check through them regularly for nuggets of source material.
They become your Idea Sourcebook – a very valuable item, indeed. Take care of these notebooks, and check through them regularly for nuggets of source material.
Today I want to help you focus on filling out your notebook with 7 very specific prompts, which will help you delve into your deep values and themes within your life and writing.
Complete each prompt by freewriting for 10-15 minutes, or whatever you have time for.
Prompt 1 – Monday
“Life stinks, life is good, life is what you make it. Which one of these best describes your philosophy on life?”
This prompt is sourced from Freeology
Prompt 2 – Tuesday
“If I had three wishes I would…”
Another prompt sourced from Freeology
Prompt 3 – Wednesday
What do you hate most in the world or in life? Write about what you wish you could change in the world.
Prompt 4 – Thursday
Imagine the perfect book. What is it about? What is the general story? What does it focus on and why?
Prompt 5 – Friday
What do you love most in life? What do you cherish most of all?
Prompt 6 – Saturday
If you got to start your life all over again, what would you do differently? Would you change anything? Why or why not?
Prompt 7 – Sunday
What theme do you most like to write about? What topics are most of your stories about? Is there a common theme or topic that you keep coming back to? Why does it interest you so much?
I hope you find some inspiration these writer’s notebook writing prompts. If you have any questions or thoughts, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below. I will reply as soon as I can!