December 17 Journal Prompt: Your Own Personal Mary Sue

Who Is Your Perfect Person? We’re going to play around a little bit with character traits here. I want you to think about your ideal person, and think about what makes them perfect. Thinking about a perfect person might sound count productive. After all, wouldn’t that essentially be creating a Mary Sue? For those of…

December 15 Journal Prompt: Who's Awesome?

The first part of the month was focusing on getting to know yourself. The last part of the month was getting ready by setting some goals. Now we’re going to look at how to generate ideas for writing. Today is going to consider things in your own life that might work toward building your characters….

December 14 Journal Prompt: Know Your Steps

What steps are you going to take toward achieving these goals? You now have at least some of your goals for the upcoming New Year, with all the steps we’ve taken. You have done some work regarding your fears and how those might influence your success and your goals. Now we’re going to look at…

December 13 Journal Prompt: Know Your Fears

What Is Your Fear Around Writing? There are two more posts specifically about goal setting, and one of them I’d like to talk to you a little bit about fear. When you boil it down, fear is behind what stops us. We’re afraid of investing, we’re afraid of success, we’re afraid of failure. We’re afraid…

December 12 Journal Prompt: What to Write Next Year

What is your writing goal for the whole of 2020? We’ve spent some time delving into the habits we can create to make our year successful, but now I’m going to switch gears a little bit. Knowing what you now know about yourself, we are going to look at what goals you can set for…

December 11 Journal Prompt: First Quarter Season

What is your writing goal for the first quarter of 2020? Yesterday we spent some time looking at what habits we can form during the first month of the year. Today we are going to look at how those habits can be implemented over the first quarter of 2020. But we’re going to look at…

December 10 Journal Prompt: What Is Your January Goal?

What Is Your Writing Goal for January? For some of us, we have monthly goals. We want to start a novel, or participate in (Camp) NaNoWriMo, begin editing, or even start getting the garden ready or planning or saving for a trip at the beginning of the month. But January isn’t just another month. It’s…

December 9: How Your Beliefs Shape Your Writing

How Do Your Beliefs Affect Your Writing? Yesterday we delved into what it is we believe. This isn’t just about what we spiritually believe, though that can play a role, but what is that we believe about ourselves. Story-telling is a method of explain the world around us. Story-telling is about showing and sharing our…

December 7 Journal Prompt: What is Revolting?

What in life revolts you? This exercise can be fun, or it can be dark. I’ll let you decide where you want to put it. While getting to know yourself and your writing, you’ll come across practices that might pertain to your goal that just make you feel gross. For example, many writers detest the…

Decebmer 6: Where Is Your Joy?

What in Life Brings You Joy? Yesterday’s journaling exercise was intense. It meant delving into that which makes us uncomfortable. We looked at what we are afraid of that might block us from our paths to success. Today we are going a different route. Today we are looking what in life brings you joy. Joy…