Here are 30 November writing prompts to help you with whichever writing challenge you decide to take on this month.
Fiction writers who have signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) are setting out to write 50,000 words of a new novel. Or maybe you’re going to be a NaNo Rebel and work on something else, such as a memoir or movie script.
Here at See Jane Write HQ, November is all about Blog Like Crazy – an annual challenge to publish a new blog post every day for 30 days. (It’s like NaBloPoMo – or National Blog Posting Month – but with a much cooler name.)
Or maybe you just want to make this November the month you finally develop a writing routine you can stick with.
No matter your goal, writing prompts can help you achieve it.
Using Writing Prompts for November
I’m a huge fan of writing prompts. They often unearth stories I didn’t even realize were there. I’ve been inspired by single-word prompts and even images.
Oftentimes, getting started is the hardest part of writing. But prompts can keep you from spending your entire writing session staring at a blank page.
If you’re working on a novel or movie script, a simple phrase or even a single word could help propel your plot by inspiring a scenario for your next scene.
A question about your past, present or future could spark an idea for an entire chapter of your memoir.
30 November Writing Prompts to Spark Your Creativity
I want to help you with any November writing challenge you’ve decided to tackle. So this post actually includes 90 November writing prompts! For each day, you’ll find 3 prompts — a prompt designed for fiction writers, a prompt for bloggers, and a journal prompt that can be used as a writing exercise or for a memoir or personal narrative.
- fresh start
- Create a list of ideas that would be useful for your readers.
- What’s on your bucket list?
- out on a school night
- Share an unpopular opinion.
- What are your top 5 core values and how do you wish to live them out?
- doctor’s orders
- Interview someone making a difference in your community.
- Write about a moment from childhood that helped shape who you are.
- girl’s night out
- Take yourself on a date and write about it.
- What do you love about yourself and how did you come to appreciate these traits?
- theme song
- Create a playlist.
- Write about a song that instantly lifts your mood.
- Sunday brunch
- Share your morning or nighttime routine.
- What rituals do you need to adopt to take better care of yourself?
- first impression
- Write about how you got interested in your blogging niche.
- What’s the first thing most people notice about you? How does this make you feel?
- Election Day
- Share your secrets to success.
- In what ways do you need to choose yourself?
- celebrity news
- How do you deal with imposter syndrome?
- Write a letter to your inner critic.
- women’s rights
- Compile a resource guide on a topic your readers care about.
- What do you need to give yourself permission to do?
- the in-crowd
- How did you find community online?
- When you were growing up, what made you different from your peers?
- double date
- Interview someone in your field or blogging niche.
- Describe your first date. What does it reveal about who you were then? How have you changed?
- slow down
- Give your readers tips on how to practice self-care.
- How can you better nurture your inner child?
- weekend getaway
- Write a travel blog post but make it relevant to your niche.
- Describe your perfect vacation.
- quiet quitting
- Consider how a trending topic relates to your niche and write about it.
- Have you experienced burnout before? If so, how did you cope?
- morning motivation
- Write a list of affirmations to encourage your readers.
- What have you always imagined yourself doing but never given yourself the chance to try?
- time management
- Write about how you get things done.
- What have you done that would make your 11-year-old self proud?
- family friend
- Write about someone who inspires you.
- Who are you closest to in your family and why?
- rekindled flames
- Write about how you stay inspired.
- How has your life gotten better as you’ve gotten older?
- Write about what you’re currently watching, reading, or listening to.
- In the story of your life, what would this current chapter be called and why?
- keep the faith
- Explain how you do something related to your blogging niche.
- What do you believe? Why do you believe it?
- out of office
- Show off your workspace.
- How can you take up more space in your life?
- deep clean
- Explain how you organize something related to your blogging niche
- Consider your habits – good and bad. How did you come to adopt these tendencies?
- give thanks
- Write a letter of appreciation to your blog readers.
- What are you most grateful for right now and why?
- shopping spree
- Create a gift guide for your readers.
- What gifts do you have to offer the world? How have your gifts made space for you? How can you make space for your gifts?
- Use a metaphor, parable, or analogy to explain how something works in your niche.
- If you were creating a museum of your life, what objects or images would you include and why?
- holiday decor
- Create an end-of-the-year checklist for your readers.
- What is your favorite holiday? How do you use this holiday to better connect with family, friends, and yourself?
- back to reality
- Dispel some common myths related to your niche.
- What’s something people assume about you that isn’t true?
- unfounded fear
- Write about how you’ve overcome a fear related to your blogging topic.
- What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
- finish strong
- Share a roundup of your favorite blog posts.
- How close are you to becoming the person you want to be?