Journal Writing Prompts
For Life Story Writers
Journal Writing Topics to Have Fun With!
This is a new page on my site and I will be updating this page on a regular basis
with new journal writing prompts, journal writing topics and ideas.
Journal writing prompts can have several purposes, but the ones on this web page will be for the purpose
of sparking memories from one's life through creative writing prompts.
I also would like to invite you to submit some of your favorite journal prompts, in the
form provided below. Also feel free to respond to some of the prompts on this page, via
the form as well.
Basically a "mining" of your memories. Are you ready?
Your responses (private or public) will help you piece together events from your life. Then the preserving
of stories from your life will be easier.
The journal writing prompts on this page will get you started and really thinking about the great life
that you have lived so far!
Describe The People in Your Life
Look at your life as a play and you are, of course, the lead character. Just as
a play doesn't happen with just one person, neither does your life.
There are many "supporting actors" in your life story.
A great idea for journal writing prompts is to describe those in your life.
One of the simplest ways to do this is respond to the following "award show"
type questions. As you give the "winning nod" to a particular family
member, consider elaborating on why you choose to "give" that award to that
particular member of your family.
Who is the...
The Most into Politics
The Most Creative
The Most Reclusive
The Most Generous
The Best Storyteller
The Most Traveled
The Best Organized
Keep going. As you think of more "Awards" keep assigning them to members of your family...or friends
if you wish. Always remember, that it is the story behind that actual answer that is the goal here.
Why do you say that Aunt Joan is the "Most Generous"
If you'd like more award ideas and hundreds of other great journaling writing and lifestory writing
ideas, consider the downloadable life story workbook, Memorygrabber
Presidential and Election Memories
Whether you like Barrack H. Obama or not, you are living in
historic times. Your descendants may want to know your
thoughts and what you were doing during this historic
time in history!
Below are journal writing prompts dealing
with your memories of elections and politics.
wording of these prompts were created with U.S. politics
in mind, but if you reside in a different country, just alter
them to make sense for your location and country).
List the presidential elections that have happened during your lifetime?
Of those elections that you remember, what do you remember most about each?
Which election was the first that you participated in (actually voted)?
On January 20th 2009, president Obama was sworn in as the 44th President
of The United States. What are your thoughts?
Have you ever participated/volunteered (or wanted to) in a political campaign of
any kind? Give details!
These Prompts Have a Theme of
"PLACES and LOCATIONS"
Write about whatever comes to mind as you think on these
locations and places:
- A House You Hated
- The Fraternity or Sorority House
- The View From A Specific Window
- The Church or Building Your Were Married In
- A Place That Had Shrunk in Your Imagination
- The Street in Front of Your Childhood Home
- Your Teenage Hangout
- Special Places While Your Were Dating
- The Place You Call Home
- Your Childhood Home
- The Dinner Table
- The Classroom
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that you like particularly well?
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prompts that are already on this page?
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