Looking for creative things to write about when bored?
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If you are also a notebook addict like us, you must know the excitement of opening a fresh notebook. However, things tend to get a little frustrating when you can’t think of anything to write about. Matters tend to get worse when you are bored and you are facing the world’s worst writer’s block.
What do you do when you are bored out of your mind but can’t think of anything to write about?
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If you are looking for creative writing prompts, then you have come to the right place. In this article, we will give you a writing prompt for each day of the year. You will never run out of ideas about things to write when you bored.
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Let’s get started.
1. A Movie Review
Did you recently watch a movie? Why not write a review on it?
Think about all the things that you liked and disliked about the movie. Think about the story and what could’ve been done differently. Write down all your thoughts in your notebook.
2. Look Outside the Window
Look outside your window. What do you see? What is the weather like? Is there anything unusual or does everything look the same? Write about it in your notebook.
3. List of Things You’ll Never Do Again
Do you regret doing somethings and don’t want to do them again? Think about them and write them down in your notebook when you are bored. It will not only kill your boredom, but it will also help you learn from your mistakes.
4. Traveling Story
Did you recently travel somewhere? Or is there any place where you want to travel to? Think about it and start writing.
5. Your Comfort Food
What do you classify as comfort food? What’s so special about this food that you love it?
6. Love Letter
Do you like someone but are too afraid to tell them? Write a love letter to them. Talk about your feelings in detail. Write everything you want to say to them and express yourself in your notebook.
7. A Long Lost Friend
Do you remember an old friend that you’ve lost? Think about them and what you liked about them. Do you miss them? What would it be like if they were still here?
8. Eye Contact
Think about two people seeing each other for the first time. Imagine what they will think about when they make eye contact. Write about what they notice about each other.
9. Trip to the Moon
You’ve just been asked to take a trip to the moon. You can take only one person with you. Who would you take and why? Write about this person and your excitement about traveling to the moon.
10. A Recent Dream
Do you remember a dream you recently saw? What was it? What do you think it meant?
Think about your best friend. What makes them special and why do you think they are your best friend? Write all about it in your notebook when you are bored.
12. Your Pet
Do you have a pet? What is it and why do you think it is special? If you don’t have a pet, write about which animal you really want as your pet. It doesn’t have to be a common animal. Write whatever comes to your mind.
This will not only kill your boredom but will also improve your writing skills.
13. The Best Gift
Do you remember the best gift you have ever received? What was it and who gave it to you? Why did you like it?
Think about it and write it down in your notebook when you are bored.
14. The Worst Gift
Did someone recently give you a gift that you didn’t like? What was it and why didn’t you like it? Describe the gift and your feelings for it. Would you choose this gift for someone else?
15. A Dragon
Think about a dragon. Is it friendly or do you have to fight him? Write a story about it.
16. Game of Thrones
Are you a Game of Thrones fan, too? Did you also not like the ending of the show? What would you have done differently if you were the writer? Which character would you have saved and who would sit on the iron throne?
17. The Best Book
Most writers are also avid readers. What is your all-time favorite book? What do you like about it and why do you want everyone to read this book? Write all about it in your notebook when you are bored.
18. The Worst Book
What is the worst book that you have ever read? Why do you think you didn’t like it? Would you recommend this book to anyone? Think about things that could’ve been done differently to make the book more interesting. Write all about it when you are bored and don’t know what to write about.
Write a poem or story that starts with ‘hello’.
20. The Eavesdropper
Did you recently overhear someone talking about something? Make it interesting and create a story around it.
Everyone has something that they are addicted to. What are you addicted to? Can you live without this thing? What if this thing is taken away from you? What will you do and how will you cope?
22. Pick up the Dictionary
If you are bored and don’t know what to write about, pick up your dictionary. Find a random word and write what that word means to you. You may also create an entire story based on this word.
Do you like eating out? If yes, then what is your favorite restaurant? Why do you like and what is the best dish there? Write all about it in detail in your notebook when you are bored.
24. Fancy Dish
Have you ever come across some fancy dish online that you want to try? What is this dish and why do you think you want to try it?
25. Summer Plans
What are your summer plans? Is there anything specific that you want to do or any specific place that you want to visit?
26. Dream Vacation
What is your idea of a dream vacation? Where would you love to go and what would you like to do there? Is there any special person that you would love to take along? Write all about it in your journal when you are bored and can’t think of anything to write about.
27. Favorite Photo
Everyone has a favorite photo. From all your photos, which one is your favorite? Where was this photo taken and why do you find it so special? Who clicked this photo?
28. Your Best Friend
Who is your best friend? What is it that makes them so special? Why are they your best friend? Would you change them for anyone else?
29. Your Crush
We all have crushes! Who is your latest crush? Is it a celebrity, a guy in your college or just someone who lives next door? Write everything you like about them in your notebook. Nobody has to know anything. It’s your own little secret.
30. A Lazy Day
What do you do on a lazy day? Write all about it.
31. The Perfect Day
What would you describe as the perfect day? It can be anything from a date to a day out with friends.
32. The Worst Day
We all have our worst days. When did you go through your worst day? Why was that day your worst day? Is there anything that you could’ve done differently to make things better?
Do you love shopping or do you loathe shopping? What do you like to buy and what do you hate buying? Think about a recent shopping experience you had and write all about it in your notebook when you are bored and can’t think of anything else to write about.
Do you work? What is it like at your office? Do you like it there or is there anything that you would like to change about the workplace? How are your co-workers and how is your relationship with them? Jot it all down in your notebook when you are bored.
Describe your relationship with your phone. Do you only use it for essential things, like calling or text messaging or do you use it for everything and can’t put it away?
36. Great Minds
Who is that one person that you admire the most intellectually? Write about someone you admire the most.
37. The Beautiful Soul
Who do you consider as a beautiful soul in your life? What is it that makes you think of them in such a way? Do you think other people admire them too?
38. Favorite Qualities
What is your favorite quality? Are you generous or are you a great listener? Write all about it in your journal when you are writing.
Do you think that self-love is important? Why do you think so? How can self-love help a person?
While self-love is important, what do you think about narcissism? Are you a narcissist yourself? Do you know someone who you think is a narcissist?
Is there someone who is about to lose their home? Write about what they are going through and what can be done to help them.
42. Smoke, Haze and Fog
What if you are surrounded by smoke, haze or fog and can’t see the things around you? How would you survive? Are you alone in this situation or are there others with you? Write about your feelings.
What if you wake up blind one day? What will you do and how will you survive?
44. Missed Connections
Are there any people in your life that you have lost connection with? Do you wish to contact them again? Do you think it will be awkward? What will you say to them and how will you make up for lost time? Think about it and start writing.
Write something sweet. A line, a poem, a story or anything that is just too sweet.
Do you dread doing something? What is it and why are you afraid of doing it?
Is there a number that has a special meaning for you? What is that number? Dedicate a journal entry to this number when you are bored and don’t know what to write about.
Is there something that you are too scared of? What is it? Do you think you can overcome this fear in any way?
49. Closed Doors
What is behind that closed door? Is it something beautiful or scary? Think about it and dedicate a page of your journal to it.
50. Your Travel Wish List
Do you love traveling? If yes, then there must be some places that you really want to visit. What are these places? Why do you want to visit them? What makes these places so special?
51. My Travel Buddy
Do you have a travel partner? Who are they? What do you like about them and why do you think they make the best travel buddy? Do you want to visit the places in your wish list with them?
52. The Professor
We all have a teacher that we are really inspired by. Is there any such teacher who has influenced you too? Why do you think they are different from all the other teachers? Write everything that you like about them and how they have influenced you.
53. Good Vibes
What is it that makes you smile? It can be anything, from sunshine and flowers to a special someone. Why do you love this thing or person?
Is there a person in your life that makes you focus on the positive things in life? Who are they and why do you think they have such a positive aura around them?
If you are too bored and can’t think about anything to write, then here is something you can do. Take a story or a poem and rewrite it in your own words. You may change the plot or anything that you want. Just write.
56. What Is That Sound?
Open your room’s window or simply go and sit outside. Concentrate on all kinds of sounds that you hear. What are these sounds? What did you feel or experience when you were listening to those sounds? Were they soothing or just too much to handle? Did you like this experience and would you like to do it again?
What is your favorite piece of jewelry? Why do you like it? Does it mean anything special to you?
Do you believe in a religion? What do you think about it? What are the positives and negatives about believing in religion?
59. Childhood Memories
What was your childhood like? Did you enjoy it or was it the worst time ever? Write everythingthat you remember about your childhood.
60. Peace and War
Do you recall any recent conflict that ended in a war? Do you think it could have been prevented? Who do you think was at fault?
If you don’t feel like writing anything serious, just doodle. It will soothe your mind and you might figure out what you want to write.
Do you want to go camping? Or have you ever been on a camping holiday? What was it like? Would you like to do it again?
63. The Road Trip
Have you ever taken a long road trip? Where did you go? What did you like and dislike about the trip? Where do you want to go next?
64. Tea or Coffee?
What is your choice out of the two and why?
65. Who Am I?
Ask yourself this question. Who do you think you are and what do others think about you? Is there anything that you will like to change about yourself? Or do you think you are perfect the way you are?
What is your favorite song? Why do you like it? Write all about it in your notebook when you are bored.
Do you have a favorite singer? Who is it and why do you like their music?
68. Favorite Show
Do you watch shows on Netflix? What are your favorite shows? What kind of things do you like to watch?
What items do you have in your Netflix playlist? Why do you think you are interested in any particular genre?
70. Old School or Modern
Do you consider yourself old school or modern? Or do you think you are a bit of both?
What incidents do you recall when you sit alone and feel nostalgic? Are these incidents good or bad?
72. Go Back in Time
Do you sometimes wish to go back in time? Do you wish to change something from your past?
What is your relationship with your parents? Do you think you can do something to make it better? Do you think they are good parents?
Do you have any siblings? How is your relationship with them?
75. High School Role Model
Who was your role model when you were in high school? Do you still follow them or are inspired by them?
76. Dealing with Loss
Did you recently lose something or someone dear and near to you? How did you deal with the loss? Do you think you coped well?
What makes you happy? What do you do when you feel happy? Do you like sharing your happiness with others or do you like to keep it to yourself?
78. Crazy Stuff
What is the craziest thing you have ever done in your life? Or what is a crazy thing that you want to do in your life at least once?
79. A Letter to God
Write a letter to God. Talk to him about the things that are bothering you and things you are grateful for. Tell him about what you want to achieve in life and what you need from him to make your life perfect.
Are there any regrets in your life? What are they? Why did you make these decisions and why do you think you should have done otherwise?
81. A Spider in the Shower
Imagine seeing a spider while taking a shower. What are you going to do? Will you face it or will you run out of the shower? Create a story along these lines and describe what you are going to do.
Do you have money and do you think it is important? What would you do if you get a million dollars from somewhere?
83. Picture Story
Grab a magazine and flip to a random page. Is there a picture there? Take it as an inspiration and write a story about it.
84. The Scar
Do you have a scar on your body? Is there a story behind it? Well, you are bored and don’t know what to write about. Pick up your notebook and start writing the story behind that scar of yours.
85. The Stranger
If you are sitting next to a stranger, imagine their life and start writing about it. You don’t have to ask them anything. Just assume and start writing. It may become your best piece of fiction writing.
What are the lessons that you have learned from your life so far? Is there anything that you think would’ve changed if you had learned these lessons before?
What do you think about spring? Does it bring joy and color to your life as it does for many others?
88. Favorite Season
What is your favorite season and why do you like it the most? Would you be happy if your favorite season stayed all year long?
What is your favorite perfume? What does it smell like and why do you like it? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you as a gift?
What do you think is the importance of gifts? Do you like giving and receiving gifts? What is the best gift that you have received so far?
91. Your Name
What is your name and what does it mean? Do you like it? Is there any other name that you love so much that you wish it was yours?
92. Ice Cream
What are your thoughts about ice creams? Do you like them? Which is your favorite flavor? Is there any unusual ice cream flavor that you want to try?
93. Your Embarrassing Moments
Think about all of your embarrassing moments and write them down in your notebook when you are bored. This will not only kill your time, but also give you a good laugh.
94. 10 Years Ago
What was your life like 10 years ago? What was your age and what were your activities? Is there anything that you would like to do differently if you could be your 10 year younger self?
95. The Future You
What do you think you will be like 10 years from now? Will your life be the same or do you think it might take an unexpected turn?
96. Advice to Future Self
Is there any piece of advice that you will like to give to your future self? Write it all down and keep coming back to this page and read these pieces of advice to have a positive future.
97. Grab a Book and Find a Sentence
Grab a book and flip to a page. Find a random sentence and start writing a story with this sentence.
What do you think about rain? Does it make you feel happy or sad? Do you enjoy it, or do you curl up in bed and do nothing?
99. Stuck with a Person You Dislike the Most
What if you are stuck in the basement of your house with a person you dislike the most? There is no way out of the situation and you have to be with them for at least 24 hours. What would you do? How will you spend these 24 hours in their company?
What do you think about the holiday season? What is your favorite holiday and why do you like it the most? Write about what you like and dislike about the holiday season?
101. Your High School Crush
Who was your crush in high school? What are they doing now and are you still in contact with them? Are they still your crush or have you found someone else?
102. First Love
No one can ever forget their first love. Who was yours? What was your age and who were they? Do you still love them and happen to come across them often? Do they know about your feelings? What was it like to be in love?
103. First Kiss
Just like your first love, your first kiss is also something very special. Who was your first kiss? What was it like? Would you like to change anything about it or was it perfect? Write all about it in your journal when you are bored.
104. Your Ex
What do you think about your ex? Would you like them back in your life or do you think you are better off without them?
105. Favorite Part of the Day
What is your favorite part of the day? Why do you like it and what do you think is its significance?
What makes you angry? What do you do when you are angry and what makes you feel better? Do you shout and break things or do you just sit quietly in a corner?
107. Can’t Sleep at Night
What do you do when you can’t sleep at night? Do you like to read or prefer to roam in the pantry, looking for something to eat?
108. Driver’s License
Write a story about someone who has got their driver’s license for the first time.
109. The Long Kept Secret
Is there any secret that you have been hiding from the world for too long now? What is it and why don’t you tell anyone about it? How do you feel when you get to know that someone is keeping a secret from you?
110. Old Warehouse
Picture an old warehouse in your mind. What do you think about this abandoned warehouse? What does it look like and what is inside it? Write a story about it.
What does silence mean to you? Do you think one can talk even when they are silent?
Have you ever been insulted by someone for something that wasn’t your fault? How did you deal with it?
113. Saying Sorry
Is it easy for you to say sorry or do you find it difficult to apologize to someone, even when it’s your mistake? Do you think it is important to say sorry to save a relationship even when you are right?
114. Dirt and Mud
Think about a situation where you get covered in mud and dirt. Now you have to walk home from a busy street. What will you do? Write a story about it.
115. Mirror, Mirror
Imagine that your mirror starts talking to you. What do you think it might say to you? Will it be cool or creepy?
116. The Light Switch
Imagine you come from a very dark place and see light for the first time. What would you think? What will be your feelings and how would you cope with too much light?
117. Your Zodiac Sign
What is your zodiac sign? Do you believe that your birth sign affects your personality? What are the characteristics of this sign? Do you wish that you had a different zodiac sign?
118. The Stars
What do you feel when you look at the stars? Do they appear magical to you? Write a poem about stars or a simple story about them.
119. Saying No
Did you ever say no to someone? How did you feel? Did you feel helpless or powerful? What was the reaction of the other person?
120. Sunrise and Sunsets
What do you think about sunrise and sunsets? Do they mean anything special to you?
121. Memory Lane
Have you ever been down memory lane? Do you have happy memories or not-so-happy ones? Take a trip down memory lane and write what comes to your mind.
122. A Movie That Made You Cry
Which movie made you cry? What was its plot and what scene was too emotional for you to handle? Dedicate a page of your notebook to this movie.
Is there any special photograph that you love? Write a story about it.
124. Holding Hands
What was the first time you held someone’s hands? What did it feel like? Explain your emotions and your feelings in detail.
125. Waking Up
Do you like waking up to the sound of an alarm clock? Write in detail about your morning routine.
Write a story or poem about the things that you can’t see. Imagine what darkness will be like and just write about it in your notebook.
What was that one time that you felt really refreshed? What was the situation like and how did you feel after you were refreshed? It can be anything, from drinking lemonade to jumping into the pool on a hot summer day.
We all make some mistakes in our lives. What are some mistakes that you wish you hadn’t made? Is there anything you can do to make things better now?
129. Favorite Flavors
Everyone has some favorite flavors of food. Do you like spicy food or do you have a sweet tooth? Write about all the flavors that you like and dislike to kill time when you are bored.
130. A New Song
Do you like poetry? If yes, then this is going to be really interesting for you. Think about a song. Take the first one that comes to your mind and rewrite in your own words as a poem. This can also be interesting for people who are not a big fan of poetry.
131. A Telephone Call
What was the most interesting phone call that you recently received? Who was it from and what did you discuss with that person? Write about a phone call you received recently and why you found it interesting and fun.
132. A Worm
Have you ever imagined what your life would be if you were a worm? Write about how you’ll see the world from your eyes.
Write a story from the point of view of a person living in a dollhouse. What will they think about the world that we live in? Would they want to change anything about our world?
134. Favorite Character
What is your all-time favorite movie or TV character? Why do you like them and would you want to be like them? Write about all the traits and characteristics of this character. Think about the positives and negatives in their personality and how important they were in the movie or TV series.
135. Random Article
If you are too bored and don’t know what to write about, then we have an awesome suggestion for you. Simply go to Wikipedia.com and click on ‘random article’. You will get a random article. It can be about any topic. Write about whatever topic you get.
You can get hundreds of suggestions this way. Searching on Wikipedia will not only keep you occupied when you are bored, but it will also expose you to new information and general knowledge.
136. Extreme Sports
Are you into extreme sports or do you find them scary? Write about an extreme sport that always intrigues you. Would you try it?
137. Adrenaline Rush
What are the things that give you an adrenaline rush? Why do you find them so interesting and thrilling? Would you like to be a part of these things or would you rather avoid getting into such situations?
Have you ever been in an accident in your life? Do you know a close friend or relative who has experienced a close encounter with death? Write about it in detail.
139. Mental Health
Do you think maintaining healthy mental health is important? What do you think affects one’s mental health positively and negatively? Would you rather work more on your mental health or physical health?
140. Emotional Health
Are you satisfied with your emotional health? Do you think certain things must change to improve your mental health? Write about it in detail.
What is your favorite artwork? Is it one of those famous pieces like Mona Lisa or is it something that isn’t very popular? Write about this artwork and why you like it in detail. Also, write about the artist. Do you like any other works of the same artist?
142. Favorite Book
Do you read? Most people who write also love reading. What is your favorite genre and who is your favorite writer? What is your all-time favorite book that you can read over and over again without getting bored?
Do you prefer fantasy to reality? Why?
What do you think about love? Do you think it’s important to have someone who loves you or would you be on your own?
145. Emotional Attachment
Are you emotionally attached to someone? Write all about this person and your emotional attachment to them in detail.
Do you like kids? What is the thing that you like and dislike about them the most? Do you like being around them or taking care of them? Do you want your own kids someday?
147. A Place You Used to Go
Think of a place that you visited when you were younger. Does that place still exist? What was this place and what memories are attached to it? Was there something special about this place or does it remind you of someone? Write about all these things in detail.
148. The Last Person You Talked to
Who was the last person you talked to? What is your relationship with them? Write a short poem or story on this person.
149. I Miss You
Who is that one person whom you miss the most? Where are they now and do you often see them? What is so special about them that you miss them? Write about the person that you miss dearly.
150. Caught Red-Handed
Have you ever been caught red-handed while doing something embarrassing? What were you caught doing and who caught you? What were your feelings when you were caught? Describe the encounter in detail.
151. Experience with the Police
Have you ever had any experience with the Police? What was it like?
Do you believe that racism still exists? Why do people discriminate based on color, caste, religion or nationality? Do you think these things really matter?
Write about your personal thoughts about racism.
153. Places to Visit
Do you like traveling and exploring new places? Have you made a ‘places I must visit before I die’ list? If not, then make one. Also, write a line about why you want to visit these places.
154. Favorite Cuisine
What is your favorite cuisine? Do you like continental food or some other variety of food? What is the best food that you have ever eaten?
Do you like cooking? What is the best dish that you make or have made?
156. Eat in or Eat out?
Would you rather call a restaurant and order food or go out to eat?
Is there someone (real or fictional) that you would like to interview? Why did you choose this person? Make a list of the questions that you would like to ask this person.
158. Your Hero
Who do you regard as your hero? Write a detailed note on them and pay tribute to them.
159. People Watching
If you are too bored at home, head out. Do you see a stranger? Write an ode to them.
160. Your Superpower
What do you think is your superpower?
161. The Superpower You Want
Do you wish to have a superpower? What is it and how would you use it?
What is your favorite piece of jewelry? Does it mean something special to you? Did someone gift it to you or did you buy it yourself? What is so special about this piece of jewelry?
What is your profession? Are you happy that you chose this as your profession? Would you choose some other profession in its place if given a chance?
164. Dream Job
What is your definition of a dream job? Why do you consider it as your dream job?
165. Your Dreams and Aspirations
What are your dreams and aspirations? Have you been able to achieve any of them yet?
166. When I Was a Kid
What did you want to be when you were a kid? Why did you think it was the best thing to be? If given a chance, would you switch your current profession with the one you wanted to adopt as a kid?
167. My Childhood
Explain your childhood in one word. Think about all the best things you can recall from your childhood and jot them down in your notebook when you are bored.
168. My School
Do you remember the first school you attended as a kid? What can you recall about it? Do you think it has played a part in making you what you are today?
169. A Touch of Magic
Imagine that you have a magical power that can make the impossible possible. You can use this magical power only once. How would you use it?
170. A Day in My Life
What is your normal, day-to-day routine? Write about it and your habits.
171. Wonders of the World
What is your favorite wonder of the world? For us, it’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Write about your favorite wonder and why you like it in detail.
172. Natural Wonders
What is your favorite natural wonder that you really want to visit? What makes it so appealing and interesting? Do you have any plans to visit it any time soon?
173. Travel Buddy
Who is your favorite travel partner? What is it that makes them the best person to travel with? Where did you travel with them the last time and where do you plan to go with them next?
174. Favorite Social Media Platform
What is your favorite social media platform? Why do you like it?
Are you into plants and gardening? What is your favorite thing about gardening?
176. Favorite Flower
Everyone loves flowers. Which is your favorite one? Is there any special story related to this flower? Write all about it in detail.
177. Family Heirloom
Is there an object that has been passed in your family through generations? What is this object and what is its importance?
What are your feelings about bugs? Do you like insects or do they creep you out too?
If you could make and use a magic potion, what would it be? What does this potion do and what will be its antidote?
180. Sliding and Swinging
Write down something inspired by a playground.
181. Fairy Tales
What is your favorite fairy tale? Is there anything that you would like to change about this story? Make the story modern, add a twist to it or change its ending.
What makes you smile? Write about everything and everyone that makes you smile.
What is your favorite season of the year? Why do you like it the most?
What is your definition of normal? Is being normal good or bad?
185. Recycle and Rewrite
Flip some pages in your journal and pick an entry that you made earlier. Read it and then recycle it into a completely different piece.
Do you think your feelings about something have drastically changed over the years? What is this thing and why did your feelings change?
How would you describe your wardrobe? Do you think it is modest or extravagant?
188. A Vacation
Did you recently go on a vacation or do you plan to go on one soon? Which place did you visit or are planning to visit? Why did you choose this place? What is your definition of a perfect vacation?
189. Mobile Phones
Do you think mobile phones have changed the way we communicate and interact with one another? Is this change positive or negative? Do you prefer one-on-one conversations or online ones?
190. A Magic Spell
If you had the power to create a working magic spell, what would it be? What would this spell do and where would you use it?
Do you like doing puzzles? Which is your favorite one?
192. Taking Risks
Do you like taking risks or do you like playing it safe? Write about a time when you took a risk and its outcome.
193. Country Mouse
A person who lives in the countryside visits your city for the first time. Write about their experience.
194. Questions for the Universe
Do you have any questions for the universe? Write them down.
Do you have neighbors? How are they and what do they do? What do you like or dislike about them?
196. Black and Blue
Have you ever been physically hurt? What happened and how was your recovery?
197. The Beach
There is just so much to write about the beach. Pick up your pen and start writing all you can about the beach.
198. The Sea
What comes to your mind when you think about the sea? Do you like it or does it scare you?
Do you have any phobias? What are you afraid of?
200. Your Favorite Landscape
What is your favorite landscape? Do you like hills and mountains or do lush green fields attract you? Write about it in detail.
201. Stray Animal
Think about the life of a stray animal. Write about a day in their life from their perspective.
202. Your Bed
How would you describe your bed?
How much do you sleep? Do the number of hours you sleep affect your productivity?
Do you like fireworks or do you think they just cause commotion, noise and chaos?
205. Frozen Moments
Is there any moment in your life that you wish you could preserve? What was this moment and why is it so important for you?
206. Alone or Not?
Do you like to be alone or do you prefer some company?
207. The Promise
Have you ever made a promise to someone about something important? What was that promise and were you able to keep it?
Is there anything that you are very knowledgeable about? What is it? Write about it in detail.
209. The News
What is happening in the world today? Write about the important news of today.
Take any object and write a close-up description of it.
What is your most favorite and least favorite mode of transportation and why? Write about it in detail.
212. A Cheesy Poem
Write a cheesy poem about something.
213. A Gadget
If you could invent a gadget, what would it be? What is your favorite gadget?
Do you like sharing things that are important and special to you? Write about your experience of sharing something special with someone.
Write about the life of a cactus from its own perspective.
What is your favorite piece of furniture at home? Why do you like it so much?
Have you ever failed miserably at something? What is it and why do you think you failed? Did you ever try to do it again or did you simply give up? Write about it in detail.
218. Mystical Creatures
What are your favorite mystical creatures? Use them as an inspiration and write a story.
Are you intrigued by mythology? What fascinates you the most?
If you had wings, where would you fly to? What would you do with these wings and do you think they would make life easier?
What if you were able to see-through something? Would it be cool or just creepy?
222. Favorite Color
What is your favorite color and why do you like it?
223. Switch Places
Would you like to switch places with someone? With whom and why?
224. Mind and Body
Do you think that exercising is important for your mind and body? Write a line that will inspire someone to start exercising.
Write about your eighteenth birthday. What was the day like and how do you think things changed after you turned 18?
226. Favorite Scent
What is your favorite scent? Describe why you like it.
227. Time of the Day
What time is it? What do people do at this time? Write about what others might be doing at this time.
228. Party Animal
Are you a party animal or do you just not like going to parties? Write about it.
Think of a common cliché and start a story with it.
What are your thoughts about being eco-friendly? Do you think it’s important for all of us to play our part in saving the environment?
231. Set It Free
Can you think about a time when you let someone free? Did they return to you? Write about this person in detail.
232. Left Out
Do you ever feel left out in some situations? What are these situations and what do you do to avoid feeling that way?
233. Packing and Unpacking
Do you like packing for a trip and then unpacking when you are back home? Write about your feelings in detail.
Write a story based on fantasy creatures like elves, fairies, gnomes or any other mythical creatures.
235. Giving and Receiving
Write your feelings about giving and receiving. Which part do you like the most?
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a bakery? Write about it.
237. An Acrostic Poem
Choose a word and use it to write an acrostic poem. Each line of the poem should start from a letter from this word.
238. Crossword Puzzle
Pick up the newspaper and find the crossword puzzle. Use one of the clues to write a short story.
239. Silver Lining
Do you believe that something good happens in a bad situation? Can you think of any examples?
240. That Shiny Thing
Do you like things that glitter? Are you attracted to shiny objects? What intrigues you the most about them?
What do you think about jealousy and envy? Do you feel this way about someone? Why?
242. A Flower on Concrete
Write about someone who is in an unusual place. Create a story around how they feel and what they will do to make things better.
Create a story based on a hearing in a courtroom.
What is the best gift that you have recently received? Who gave it to you and why do you love it? Write about it in detail.
245. Run Away
Do you ever feel like running away from everything and starting a new life?
Do you have complaints about something or someone? Write all these complaints in your notebook.
What are the things that you are thankful for? Write about them in detail.
Choose an element from the periodic table. Read about its properties and think about a person that possesses similar characteristics. Write about the similarities between this person and the element.
249. The Idiom
Think about an idiom that you like the most. What is it and what does it mean? Write about a situation in which you can use this idiom.
250. New Beginnings
Find an old journal entry of yours and write a new journal entry starting from the last line of the old entry.
Is there anything that you long for? What is it and why do you want it so desperately?
252. Motivational Poem
Write a motivational poem for yourself.
Are you facing a difficult time right now? Do you believe it will pass? Write about how you are coping during this time.
What comes to your mind when you think about a rainbow or see one?
Do you like watching cartoons? What was your favorite cartoon character when you were a kid? What are your memories associated with this cartoon character?
256. Borrow and Write
Find out a poem and use its first line to create your own poem.
257. The Bird’s Eye View
Give a bird’s eye view of the city you live in.
258. The Nest
How would you describe your home to someone? Write about your house in great detail.
259. The Favorite Spot
What is your favorite spot in your house? Why do you like it the most and what makes it so special? Write about it.
260. Time Travel
If you could time travel, where would you want to go?
261. Live It Again
If you had another chance to relive your life, would you do things differently? Write about what you would do differently.
262. Bad Decisions
What are the worst decisions that you have made in your life? Do you wish you had done things differently?
Has someone ever given you a piece of advice that has changed your life or the way you look at it? Write about it when you are bored and learn more from it.
264. The Hiding Spot
Did you have a hiding spot when you were a kid? What was this sport and why did you choose it? What are your memories related to this spot?
Do you want to change aspects of your personality? What do you want to change and why do you think it might be a great idea?
266. In Their Shoes
Walk in someone else’s shoes and write about how you would have lived their life.
267. Opposites Attract
Do you also think that opposites attract? Why do you think so? Prove your point through a real-life example, if you have any.
What do you do for entertainment when you are bored? Make a list of interesting things.
Can you think of a time when you feel you were too strong mentally, physically and emotionally? What was this time and how have you changed since then?
Can you think about someone who is too hungry but can’t afford to buy food? Describe their feelings when they see others eating while they starve.
271. The Homeless
Have you ever seen a homeless person on the streets? What did you think of them? Write about a day in their lives from your perspective.
272. The Little Kid
What do you think an infant thinks when they meet someone for the first time? Write a day in the life of a toddler from their perspective.
What do you think makes a person greedy? Can you think of someone who always wants more? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?
274. The Erupting Volcano
Imagine you are near a volcano when it erupts. What would you do?
275. The Beautiful Smile
Can you think of someone who has a beautiful smile? Why do you like their smile?
276. The First Impression
What is the first thing you notice about someone when you see them for the first time?
277. The Outer Space
Have you ever thought about living in outer space? What do you think it would be like? Do you think it will be interesting or would you rather live where you live right now?
278. Romeo and Juliet
Have you read ‘Romeo and Juliet’? Why not give it a modern twist? Take the same plot and add a twist to the storyline and change the ending.
What is the role of your grandparents in your life? Write about your best memories with them.
280. A Limerick
If you are too bored, write a limerick!
281. Grocery Shopping
Do you enjoy grocery shopping or is it something you simply hate? Write about your experience of grocery shopping.
Are you a fashionista? Do you like following the latest fashion? Write about your thoughts on fashion.
283. The Goal
What is your goal in life that you are working hard to achieve? What have you done so far in order to reach that goal? Write about it in detail.
284. That Online Friend
Have you ever met someone online and are best friends with them now? How did you meet and how did you become friends? Write all about it.
Who is that one person that you really admire? What do you like the most about them?
286. The Perfect Personality
If you could give an award for the perfect personality to someone, who would you give to? What is the best thing about this person? Write about it in detail.
287. The Cleaner
Do you like things to be clean or do you prefer a messy lifestyle? Write your feelings about cleanliness and its importance in your daily life.
What makes you feel energized?
289. The Underwater Life
What comes to your mind when you think about life underwater? Does it intrigue you or scare you? Write about it in detail.
290. Liar, Liar
Write a completely made up story based on lies about yourself or someone.
291. Meditate and Write
Meditate for five minutes and then write about the first thing that comes to your mind.
292. What’s in the Pocket?
Go through your pockets and write about the first thing that you get your hands on.
What is your favorite comedy movie or series? Write about your favorite character and why do you like them?
294. The Unfaithful
Can you think of someone who you think is unfaithful? Why do you think people cheat? Would you cheat on someone?
295. I Cheated
Have you ever cheated on someone? What were the circumstances? Are you sorry about it or do you think the other person deserved it?
296. The Fight
Have you ever seen two people getting into a fight? What were the circumstances and who do you think was on the right side? Did you do anything to prevent them from fighting? How did the fight end?
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the word ‘peace’? What does peace mean to you and how important is mental peace for our wellbeing?
298. Cloud Nine
Have you ever been on cloud nine? What made you so happy? Jotting down things that make you happy is one of the most interesting things to write about when bored.
299. The Happiest Day
What has been the happiest day of your life so far?
300. The Worst Day
Think about the worst day of your life. Why was it the worst day and how did you survive it?
301. The Negative Ones
Do you have any negative people around you? How do you deal with them? Do you think they are affecting your mental and emotional wellbeing?
What is your definition of a toxic person? Do you know someone who fits into this definition? Write about them in detail.
Simply set a timer for 5 minutes and write whatever comes to your mind. You don’t even have to worry about writing something that makes sense. It doesn’t have to be perfect or connected. Just write whatever you can think of.
304. Under the Influence
Has something positively influenced you recently? What was it and how has it impacted you? Write about it.
Do you like gems and rocks? Which one’s your favorite? Write about the meaning of gems and stones in your life and why you believe in them.
Write about a time when you were really hopeful even in an impossible situation. What was the situation and how did you remain hopeful? Write all about it.
Imagine you are stranded on a deserted island. What will you do to get back to a safer area? Write a short story about it.
What are your favorite quotes? You can write all your favorite quotes in your notebook if you are looking for things to write about when bored.
Think about each year of your life. Write the most important event of each year. Create a scrapbook of memories this way.
What is that one wish that you hope comes true? Write about it.
311. The Fictional Travel
If you could travel to your favorite fictional place, what would it be? Describe the place in detail and your feelings about traveling to that place.
312. On the Farm
Have you ever spent a day on a farm? If not, imagine what it would be like and write a description of your entire day.
313. Promises to Yourself
Make some important promises to yourself that you think you really need. Write them down and refer back to them if you think you are losing track.
314. The Difficult Choice
Think about a time when you had to make a difficult choice. What was the occasion and how did you choose? Write about it in detail.
315. The Outcast
Have you ever met someone who isn’t accepted by their peers? Are you one of them? How does being an outcast feel like?
316. Scary Monster
Write a story about a scary monster under your bed.
Have you ever sacrificed something important for someone? What was it and how did the other person respond?
Do you think perfection exists? What is the definition of a perfect person according to you? Have you ever met a perfect person?
319. Lost in a Crowd
Have you ever felt lost in a crowd? What does it feel like? Write about it in detail.
320. Health and Wellbeing
Write plans to improve your health and wellbeing.
What is that one thing that you always crave? Write about it.
322. Living in the Moment
What is your life like right now? Are you happy with it? What do you want to change about it?
What do you think when you look at the stars and the sky? Write about your feelings in detail.
Do you want things to be organized or are you okay with a little clutter as well? What do you think of that cluttered spot in your room or house?
325. Creepy Things
What is that one thing that creeps you out?
326. Cute as a Button
Who is that one person that you find as cute as a button? Write about them.
327. Movie Dialogue
What is your favorite movie dialogue? Why do you like it so much?
What are your thoughts about romance? Are you a romantic person?
Think about a playground. What comes to your mind? Write about it.
Have you ever been on an airplane? How was the experience? What was the best and the worst part? Were you scared? Write about your experience in detail.
What are your thoughts about perseverance?
Do you think patience is the most important virtue to live a happy life? Write about it.
333. Lost Dreams
Is there anything that you have given up on? What is it and why did you stop trying? Are you happy after letting it go?
334. Favorite Singer
Who is your favorite singer? What kind of music do you like?
335. Waiting in Line
Have you ever waited in a long line? What was your experience? Write about the people who were with you in the line.
What are the things you believe in?
What are the principles you live by and would never give up for anything?
338. The Lost Treasure
Have you ever lost something that was very dear to you? How did you lose it? What were your feelings when you lost it?
339. The Letter You Didn’t Send
Write a letter to someone and tell them how you feel. But don’t worry! You don’t have to send this letter to them.
340. The Eyes
Do you believe that eyes are windows to a person’s soul? Have you ever met someone with extremely beautiful eyes?
341. Trial and Error
You learn some things the hard way. Have you also learned something in such a way? Talk about it.
Do you ever want to escape from all that’s happening around you? Where do you wish to go?
343. Safe Place
What do you consider to be your safe place and why?
344. Sweet Talk
Has someone ever convinced you to do something that you weren’t interested in doing? Are you happy you did that? Write about it.
Has something great happened to you by chance? What was it and how did it happen? What were your feelings?
What are the things that distract you the most?
What do you think are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
349. Unfinished Job
Is there anything that you left unfinished? What was it and why didn’t you complete it?
Do you forgive others easily? When was the last time you forgave someone? Are you happy about it?
Are you content with your life?
Have you ever engaged in a random act of kindness? What was it and how did the other person feel? Has someone ever shown such kindness to you?
353. Night Owl
Are you a night owl or do you go to bed early? Write about why you do what you do.
354. The Nightlife
Do you have a happening nightlife? What do you usually do at night?
Has your life been a roller-coaster ride? How did you cope with it?
356. Coping Mechanism
What is your go-to coping mechanism?
357. Go-To Person
Do you have a go-to person in your life? Is there someone whom you look up to no matter what?
358. The Fun Night
Write about the most exciting and fun night you’ve ever had. Who was with you and what made it so exciting?
359. Turning Point
What would you consider as the turning point of your life? How did your life change after it?
360. Special Days
How do you celebrate the special days of your life like anniversaries, birthdays?
361. Best Birthday
Which birthday was your most memorable one? Write about it in detail.
Have you ever been intrigued by gambling and casinos? Have you ever tried gambling? What was your experience?
363. Ideal Personality
Who is your ideal personality? What do you like the most about them?
364. Year Review
What was your entire year like? Write a review about it.
Close your eyes and think about your best memory. Write about the first thing that comes to your mind.
Do you trust everyone easily? Have you ever been taken advantage of because of this habit of yours?
367. Life and Happiness
What do life and happiness mean to you? Write about it in detail.
These were 365+ things to write about when bored. Now that you have so many writing prompts, you will never have to think twice before writing something in your journal when you have time on your hands.
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