Writer’s block comes from not having enough things to write about. Sometimes we are full of inspiration. Those times, with a pen and a piece of paper, we are good to go. But, that’s not the every-day case, unfortunately.
A simple question ignites a strong writing habit.
Just as a coffee chat with an old friend may motivate you to start a new story, simple things in life will definitely help. Don’t conclude that these tiny facts of life are boring and meaningless.
Any writing project can work well with these journal ideas. A question might start a mysterious story line. Another might be a great daily journal. I have gathered the best ones after some research.
Your Action – 5W1H
- What did you do a week ago?
- What did you do yesterday?
- What did you do this morning?
- Where did you go? Did you like it? Why?
- Whom did you meet? What did you talk about?
- What have you accomplished throughout the week?
- How have you accomplished the project?
- What kind of mistakes did you make?
- When was your favorite time of yesterday? Why?
Your Senses – Five Basic Senses
- Sight – what are you seeing?
- Scent – what are you smelling?
- Hear – what are you hearing?
- Taste – what are you tasting
- Touch – what are you touching?
Your Three Things
- Three things you need every day.
- Three people whom you miss the most.
- Three favorite books.
- Three favorite fashion items.
- Three things you think are important the most in relationships.
- Three things you’d do if you weren’t so afraid.
- Three favorite things to do on weekends.
- Write a letter to someone you haven’t forgiven.
- Write a letter to someone who makes you smile whenever you are down.
- Write a letter to younger-you.
- Write a letter to older-you.
- Write a letter to one of your ex-partner.
- Five places you will visit in the next five years.
- One project that you want to complete in a couple of years.
- Things you want to do in the next season.
- Your childhood dream.
- A new job title that will fit you perfectly.
- Exciting goals that you need to remind yourself of.
- Who do you see often these days?
- Who do you like to chat with when you feel blue?
- Where do you like to go for a walk?
- What do you keep in your room?
- Which interior items do you plan to purchase in near future?
- White light vs Yellow light when you hang in your living room?
- Music vs No music when you chill at home?
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A strong writing habit helps us to find true-us.
A busy schedule, noises in life, inability to organize thoughts can cause the writer’s block. Occasionally we need to unplug ourselves from all the other things happening in life; instead, we must take a deep breath and find what to focus. It doesn’t take much to find the inner peace. A question to answer, a pen and a piece of paper will do.
I like these questions because they are all about I, Me, Mine, Myself. Asking questions about oneself isn’t easy, but it definitely is healthy and rewarding at the end of the writing journey. Your words are worth being written down and they often become the starting point of another new story of yours.
Hope your journey starts today. Shortly you will find new things about yourself.