It’s been said a million times: If you want to be a writer, you have to write. You’ve got to practice. A journal is a great way to practice writing and creativity every single day. Here are some prompts in case you’re having trouble getting started.
We carry our lives in our pockets and purses. Empty your pockets or purse and describe a fictional character who might find interesting uses for each item. Choose an object you see everyday in your bedroom. Describe it in enough detail we can see it, hear it, feel it, taste it and smell it
Go to a scenic place and draw your surroundings. Don’t worry about the quality of your art, just be sure to capture every last detail of the landscape. Great writing can start with the right setting.
Or free write a few paragraphs about one of these topics.
What is the worst thing parents can do to their children? What is your favorite time of day? What is your idea of a dull evening? What is the best way to treat meddlesome people? What is something you are optimistic about?