New Journal Prompts added weekly...Come back often!

Looking for inspiration?  Use the journal prompts below when you need some ideas to get your journaling juices flowing! 

A journal prompt is simply an idea to help you get your writing started.  As you read the prompts below, stop when you find a topic that grabs you and begin to write.  Don't feel restricted by the topic!  Let your pen take over and follow where it will lead...

Every week, you'll find a new journaling prompt on this page -- so check back often!   And view earlier journaling writing prompts.


Here are the Most Recent Journal Prompts:

Journal Prompts #338 - Are You There?

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Apr 15, 2016 @ 04:13 PM

Who is someone you need to say this to? Bet your Journal knows the answer(s).

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Journal Prompts #337 - April Shower Songs

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 06:34 PM

Monthly Prompts. Choose the one that sings to you!

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Journal Prompts #336 - Your Choice

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Apr 01, 2016 @ 06:29 PM

For this week’s prompt,

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Journal Prompts #335 - That Happy Place

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Sat, Mar 26, 2016 @ 08:07 PM

Describe the happiest moment of your life thus far.  

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Journal Prompts #334 - Food For The Future

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Mar 18, 2016 @ 08:29 PM

Have a week-long Journal discussion with your future self about the foods you eat when you're eating them and see what he/she has to say and what guidance he/she provides

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Journal Prompts #333 - Sweet Heaven!

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

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Journal Prompts #332 - Ten Minute Missive

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Mar 04, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

Set a timer for 10 minutes. Write a question at the top of your page and then write, write, write. Then read (or sing) out loud what you wrote. And then write, color, draw about the experience in your Journal. 

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Journal Prompts #331 - Any Body Home?

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 07:57 PM

"Mr. Duffy Lived A Short Distance From His Body." ~James Joyce, Dubliners

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Journal Prompts #330 - The Choice Is Yours

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Feb 19, 2016 @ 03:30 PM


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Journal Prompts #329 - Love All The Way

Posted by Mari L. McCarthy on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

This month's Musical Journal Prompt:

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