November is an inspiring time to write. The leaves are turning colors, the air is crisp, and you can feel the weather changing.
November is also known as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), making it the perfect time to start writing a journal, blog post, or short story!
30 Daily Writing Prompts for November Writing
- What’s the best thing that happened to you today?
- What’re your favorite fall activities?
- What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
- What’re your favorite things to wear this time of year?
- Write down what you wish for this November
- Write down what you hope won’t happen in November
- How does the change in weather from fall to winter affect your lifestyle?
- How might you help someone less fortunate on Thanksgiving or any other time of the year?
- What do you plan to buy on Black Friday?
- How do you feel about Black Friday shopping?
- What colors do you associate with this time of year and why?
- What other celebrations are happening around the world in November?
- Write about how you feel when it’s cold outside, and you’d prefer to stay inside, but then remember that there’s no bad weather, only bad clothes. You put on your coat and go outside anyway because there are still so many leaves on the trees that haven’t fallen yet, and you don’t want to miss them changing color!
- What activities should you do this winter to improve your mental health?
- Write poetry about November
- Write a letter to someone you love telling them what you’re thankful for
- Write down a memory from November that still makes you smile today or something that happened this autumn month that moved you
- Describe your favorite winter dish
- Write about a Thanksgiving memory you’ve had.
- What’re you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
- If you could invite three people to Thanksgiving dinner, who’d they be? Write a paragraph about each person!
- If you could change one tradition on Thanksgiving, which would it be and why?
- Where would you rather be in November and why?
- What do you like best about November?
- Write a short story about a haunted house in November.
- What’s something that makes you nostalgic?
- Write a short story about how you hope this winter will be different than last year’s winter (if it was hard for you).
- Write about how you feel when it’s time to put away the Halloween decorations and start decorating for the Christmas holiday.
- Write short stories about how autumn would look different if you were born in 1850.
- What would it be if you could give yourself one piece of advice on how to enjoy this season better?
How to Select a Good November Writing Prompt
The best way to find the right creative writing prompt is to consider what interests you and what you want to learn more about. This could be a hobby or something that’s happening in your life right now. Thinking back to the last few weeks, you may have encountered an experience that interested or intrigued you.
You can also write about something that’s been bothering you – maybe it’s a problem at work or school or something in the news that’s getting under your skin. It can help put things in perspective if you write down how it makes you feel and why it bothers you.
If you can’t think of anything right off the bat, take some time for yourself – go for a walk in nature (if possible) or just sit quietly with pen and paper (or computer) in hand. Let your mind wander through different topics until something catches your attention. You may even hear one idea lead to another!
Simple Writing Activities
Writing activities are a great way to stimulate your creativity. They’re also a great way to get started writing if you don’t have any ideas or if you’ve ideas but need some help putting them into words.
But sometimes, it can be hard to find a suitable template. Not all writing prompts are the same – some are easy, while others are more difficult. Here are some tips to help you find the most effortless November writing prompts:
- Look for prompts that don’t require too many resources or outside knowledge – if you’ve to spend a lot of time researching or learning about something before you can write about it, you might have a hard time even getting started!
- Use collections of your daily writing prompts that have already been used in your journal writing activities – sometimes, the answers are in front of your eyes.
- Use different writing tools to stimulate your creativity – even simple worksheets help you stay organized and have the essential features to find your resources faster.
What’s a Creative Prompt?
November is the perfect month for writing prompts because it’s dark and cold outside, so you’ve time to think about what you want your story to be about!
A creative writing prompt is just an idea that inspires you to write. You can use these monthly writing prompts to get started when you’re stuck or just to motivate you to keep writing. There are many different types of monthly writing prompts you can find online, but start first with the November journal prompts above and see how you get on. The challenge is not the resources but your motivation.
How to Stay Positive When It’s Dark Outside
We’ve all been there. And I can tell you: it sucks.
But here’s the thing: When it’s dark, we must remember what makes life worth living. We must look back at the happy times and remember how much better everything is now than it was.
When it comes to staying positive, it’s essential to focus on the good things. And one of the best things about memories is that they can help us do that.
We all have memories of happy times, whether they’re from our youth or yesterday. They remind us to be grateful for the good things in life and give us something to look forward to when times get tough.
So the next time you’re feeling down, think back to a memory that makes you smile or laugh loud (or even giggle inside). This will help you lift your spirits and focus on what matters most: every day counts!
For example, you almost choked when you were eating cookies in kindergarten because the other kids were making funny faces.
Memories are great because they give us a sense of comfort and remind us of good times, whether at kindergarten or much older in life. They can also inspire us to keep going when we’re feeling down and help us see the light at the end of the tunnel.
How to Inspire More Creativity in Your Daily Life
The world is full of opportunities to be creative, but sometimes it seems hard to find them. You can do a few things to make sure you make the most of those opportunities.
Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Try something new! Even if it’s just something small, like a new restaurant or a new hobby. Try learning a new skill – maybe even something that’s nothing to do with your work. The more you learn about other things and learn about other perspectives, the more creative ideas will come to mind.
Learn From Others
Go to events that inspire you, listen to podcasts or audiobooks that open your mind even more … anything where you can learn from people who’ve already done what you want to do and been successful! You’ll be amazed at how much information is out there just waiting!
Take Time for Yourself
Sometimes all we need to do is put a date in our calendar every once in a while to spend some time with ourselves – whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath, or whatever makes us happy!