Writing Prompts of November

We already know what you’re thinking. It’s probably something along the lines of, “Writing prompts of November?! Uh it’s almost December!”

Yeah, yeah we know. We don’t need your lecturing. In all honesty, that same pressure you’re feeling after awakening from your food coma, only to realize that you have two assignments that were due yesterday, three essays that are due tomorrow, and a group project in which you are the only member who has done any work — guess what?

We’re feeling that same pressure here at Pathos.

So we apologize for the horrendously late blog posts on our end. We know you must’ve missed us something terrible. But have no fear! With Thanksgiving officially behind us and finals week slowly approaching ahead of us, we are entering a season of new beginnings. Christmas is right around the corner and so is the new year. Let us remember everything we have been grateful for this 2019 with a list of writing prompts to guide our hearts and mind onto the paper.

  1. Oh fuck, grandma is racist.
  2. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
  3. Pain is just a part of growth. I didn’t think I’d make it through 2019, but…
  4. Write a haiku about the political climate of 2019
  5. Draw a picture of something you’re grateful for. Now draw it using your non-dominant hand. Now draw it again with your eyes closed. Draw it one more time without picking your pen up from the paper. How much did you laugh? Draw the laughter and then repeat this process with a friend who is piss poor at drawing.
  6. If you could change one thing about this past year, what would you do differently? Create a story based on this new scenario.
  7. Take a photo of something you think is beautiful. Write a poem based on that photo. Why do you think it’s beautiful? What about the photo makes you grateful about the life you live?
  8. Write a story from the point of view of a Turkey during November.
  9. If November had a body, what would they look like? Draw it. What about the other months? Are they friends? Enemies? Co-workers? Create a story based on your illustrations of each month.
  10. “It’s hard to be grateful when….” Finish this sentence with your own thoughts. Be truthful. Let the words write you.