Get Inspired with Daily Writing Prompts Everyone Can Enjoy— These guided writing starters are the perfect way to ease into writing if you’re just getting started. Plus they’re a great source of inspiration for experienced writers who need fresh ideas, too. Take a look now and enjoy!
Yeppers, these fun writing prompts (for writers ages 12+) will really help you flex your creative muscles, as good daily writing prompts should do.
Whether you have a student who needs practice writing or if you are a busy professional who needs a place to relax and unpack your heavy mind, journaling could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
We Have Wonderful Journal Writing Prompts and Daily Prompts
It’s true. Regular journal writing is a healthy and constructive tool that facilitates open self-expression, encourages free thought and logical arguments, and promotes confidence and candor.
With those goals — or adventures as I like to call them — in mind, we’ve created a broad list of 68 journal prompts and topics suitable for ages 12 to adult.
Crack open a fresh new journal and dig into these daily writing prompts today. You never know what exciting thoughts and inspiring ideas you’ll find on the page.
68 Fantastic Daily Writing Prompts for Everyone
Ok, it’s time for you or your writers to grab your pen or pencil and get on your way to creating the daily habit of regular writing.
- When do you feel the world stop?
- What is your personal motto?
- What is the greatest gift you ever received?
- Are you an impulsive person or someone who prefers to “wait and see”?
- Write about a leader who inspires you.
- What irrationally annoys you more than anything else?
- What small thing can always bring you a bit of joy?
- What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy day?
- How often do you take risks?
- Write about your happiest memory.
- What is your favorite thing about being male or female?
- Who is your favorite president? What do you admire about him?
- How long do you think it will be before we see a female president?
- Do you think it’s important to be a part of a community? Why or why not?
- Write a thank-you note to someone who has made a difference in your life.
- What piece of modern technology are you most grateful to have?
- What would your life today be like without the Internet?
- Do you feel anonymous online? Why or why not?
- Do you prefer to binge-watch TV or keep up week-to-week? Why or why not?
- Write about your writing habits and what they say about you.
- What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have never gotten around to?
- Can money buy happiness?
- Write about a time when you had a profound disagreement with a friend.
- If you could have a book with all the answers, would you read it? Why or why not?
- What goal are you working on right now?
- When do you feel most connected to other people?
- What is the greatest challenge you’ve ever faced?
- Write about a time when you couldn’t stop laughing.
- What is the most intense dream you’ve ever had?
- What is your favorite way to treat yourself after a long week?
- What thought scares you more than anything else? How do you cope with it?
- What are you exceptional at? Describe your talent.
- When do you feel most at peace?
- If you could create your own day of awareness, what would it be for?
- What would you put in a buried treasure chest?
- If you could rid the world of one problem, what would it be?
- What was the most exciting piece of news you ever received?
- Who knows you better than anyone else?
- How do you define success? Who is a successful person according to your definition?
- Are you the life of the party or someone who prefers to sit back and observe?
- Write about the last time you helped someone.
- What is the most interesting fact you know—and why does it interest you?
- Write about a time when you heard, read, or saw something that you weren’t supposed to. What happened?
- Have you ever fallen in love?
- Do you follow current events? Why or why not?
- What is the greatest benefit of journaling?
- If you could have any one question answered, what would it be? How would the answer impact your life?
- What is the earliest lesson you remember learning from your parents?
- Write about one thing from your childhood that you will always carry with you.
- How do you define “family”?
- Do you believe in ghosts or spirits? Why or why not?
- How frequently do you exercise or engage in physical activity? Are you satisfied with your habits? Why or why not?
- Write about an aspect of another culture that interests you and that you’d like to learn more about.
- Write about something you love that you think everyone else should try, too.
- Would you ever consider going to space? Why or why not?
- What is the most important thing you look for in a friend?
- What value do you hold most dear? Why?
- Choose three words to describe the current state of your life—and then explain why you chose them.
- Write about a time when you created something amazing.
- Would you rather be rich, successful, healthy, or famous? Why?
- What do you think one of the hardest jobs in the world is? Would you ever consider doing it?
- Write about a time when someone confided in you. How did their trust make you feel?
- Write about a time when you encountered a bully—and what you did to address the situation.
- Are you more scientific-minded or creative-minded? How does that affect your life?
- Write about a special memory that might not have looked so special to someone on the outside.
- What kind of impact do commercials and advertising have on your life?
- What do you spend most of your time doing? How do you feel about that?
- Write a 50-word description of yourself that you could give to someone you’d never met. How accurately does it describe you?
Again, this list of daily prompts is perfect for kids to adults, upper elementary school students to high school students, and beyond. That means there is something here for everyone and more bonus ideas at the end of the post, too.
We Have More Daily Writing Prompts for You!
Yes, we do have MANY more daily writing prompts for you.
First, there’s the favorites list.
You’ll find another 100+ Daily writing prompts below. Take a look now.
The Favorites List of Prompts
For those reluctant writers or non-writers, we suggest you use the time-tested favorite writing prompts. They are simple ideas that nearly every writer can answer without much effort.
Plus, they are an excellent way to get those creative writing juices flowing for writers of all skill levels.
So why not get to it and write about your:
- Favorite foods
- Favorite place
- Favorite book
- Favorite hobby (or fav new hobby)
- Favorite season
- Favorite movie
- Favorite animal
- Favorite pet
- TV Show
- Video games
- Aspects of your life
- First memory
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Daily writing prompts and creative writing prompts are the answer to getting your creative juices flowing and to supporting your daily writing habit.
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Whether you’re looking for inspiration for writing short stories, poems, or a scary story, with regular writing, you’ll become a better writer and be able to look at situations from a different point of view.
Journaling Forms and Styles
Journaling is an incredible personal growth tool that is accessible to all. This is precisely why I recommend you develop a consistent journaling habit that keeps you engaged, learning, growing, and creating.
Oh… and some of the benefits of journaling may just help improve your mental health and assist you in overcoming negative emotions (such as worry, anxiety, and even depression) and moving beyond negative thoughts to an improved mindset and outlook on life.
Plus, a journaling practice supports your self-reflection and self-discovery process. Oh yeah!
Of course, the form of journaling and type of journal entry you choose can complement your current life, which will obviously change. That’s why your journaling choice and style will also change.
8 Popular Forms of Journal Types
- Gratitude Journal (see our list of 35 gratitude journal prompts)
- Bullet Journal (great for personal goals, tracking positive things, making daily routines, and
- Reflective journaling (see our list of 53 Reflective Journal Prompts)
- Dream Journal and/or Dream Life Journal
- Daily Accomplishments journal keeping
- Blank Pages Journal for you to let your creativity flow in whatever way suits your mood and works best for you
- Art Journaling
- Drawing Journal
Whether you decide to write in a notebook, a printed and bound journal, or create a public, online journal, it is your choice. However you go about it… just get to journaling on a consistent, if not daily, basis. I know you’ll be glad you did!
Ok, That’s all for today.
Until next time, write on…
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