10 Journal Prompts for November

pumpkin for november journaling promptsNovember’s shorter days and cooler weather offer a good chance to reflect and write about personal thoughts and experiences.

Here are 10 writing and journaling prompts for November:

  1. What is a chronic to-do list item that you can clear in November? Write your plan.

  2. It’s American Indian Heritage month. Write about an impactful experience with or learning from the Native American culture, philosophy, tradition or lifestyle.

  3. What metaphorical harvest can you reap in your life this November?

  4. We celebrate Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11. Write a letter of gratitude to a service member or veteran who is or was important to you. Send the letter, if you can!

  5. Write about a memorable (US) Thanksgiving Day, or any memorable large family gathering that your country or culture celebrates.

  6. Write about soup.

  7. Set aside 20 minutes for a List of 100 Gratitudes. (Remember: It’s okay to repeat! Unhook your brain! Write fast! It’s okay to repeat!)

  8. What are you tempted to buy on bargain day, Black Friday? Discuss.

  9. How do you nurture and care for yourself during the colder months?

  10. Start thinking ahead to year-end. What needs to be completed or advanced before the 2023 clock strikes midnight?

What’s next in my journal writing journey?

We have a few next steps for you to consider, depending on where you are at in your writing journey.

Experienced Journal Writers, Coaches, and Therapists:

Journalversity Courses: We offer a variety of courses on expressive and therapeutic writing, Some are self-paced and some are instructor-taught on a week-by-week basis.  You can even earn CE hours through some of the classes!

Journal to the Self Card Deck:* These beautiful cards can be used in writing classes or 1:1 client sessions.  With a card deck so vibrant and so accessible, any reluctant writer can discover the journal as an instant friend and any seasoned writer can find fresh, fun revitalization.  For clients, curate the cards ahead of time and find just the right prompts to help achieve their goals.

Journal to the Self Instructor Training: Check out our Journal to the Self instructor certification training—available by home study with instructor Kay Adams, founder of the method.  You’ll learn how to confidently and competently offer this fun, effective, time-tested workshop in your own community—and make money doing what you love!

New to Journal Writing: 

We’ve got some great resources that will give you lots and lots of ways to deepen your writing practice and experience writing groups.  Here’s a couple starting points:

J is for Journal Course (Register for this FREE 7 day course with 68 journaling prompts!)

Journal to the Self Book (Award winning author Kathleen Adams’ classic work provides a powerful tool for personal growth)