Write into November – writing prompts to start the month
November is the eleventh month of the year and although it feels like the end of autumn, it’s not. Autumn ends on the 22nd of December. The clocks have recently changed and the days are drawing in. Although I love going back to light early mornings, I’m not so keen on the dark evenings. What about you?
It’s the eighth sign of the zodiac. Anyone born under this sign is a Scorpio and we are often warned to look out for the sting in the tail. But what about your passion and intensity? My ascendant is in Scorpio so I always read my horoscope for this sign as well. Which is why transformation is a key theme in my life.
November for me is famous for NaNoWriMo. A month where fiction writers throw caution to the wind and write 50,000 words for their novel. Just a mere 50,000 words in a month… Imagine that.
I did attempt this one year and managed 20,000 and then realised that I needed a plan. I stopped, planned and have left the book ever since. It is on my agenda, just not for this November. Intuitively this is not the month for me.
Famous writers born in November include Mark Twain, who famously said “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.“
And C.S Lewis who wrote more than 30 books and who is quoted as saying “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream“. So what are you waiting for? Connect to your dream and go for it.
November is also very important for men’s health and Movember is an annual event. It involves the growing of moustaches during the month to raise awareness of men’s health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer, cancer and men’s suicide.
I invite you to reflect on the past eleven months with eleven wonderful things that have happened to you. If nothing feels that great, reframe and look at your life’s events with a different eye. Witness your growth. There is always something to be thankful for.
November’s intentions will be to connect with our intuition and think about what you want to manifest and create, not just for ourselves, but for the world.
Let’s kick November off with these writing 30 prompts. Writing prompts are a great way to think about where you are and where you would like to go.
Writing prompts to kickstart your November #1
Open up your journal for November (it’s a PDF).
- At the start of the week, choose a mandala that calls to you, grab your crayons and colour in – What do you notice about the colours you are drawn to and the thoughts and ideas that come into your head?
- Connect to your muse and meditate for 11 minutes
- Scan the prompts and choose the one that resonates for that day
- Write for 11(ish) minutes
- Come back to reflect and add in anything important
- What actions do you need to take?
- At the end of the month – review the month and decide what next before you head into December
Remember, this month the theme is INTUITION. What do you need to do to ensure that you listen to your intuition? What has to happen to ensure that you trust and act on your intuition?
Whatever it is, set an intention which resonates with you as you start each month. It will be interesting to see what comes up for you with these seemingly innocent journaling prompts.
How to make the most of your November writing prompts
- This is not a race against time, savour each question and take your time
- Get into the right writing space
- Have a go at colouring in your mandalas even if you have never tried it. It will open up your creative side…
- Either print out your journal and scribble in that or print just the prompts and
- Write in a beautiful journal with your favourite pen
- Pick the prompt that most resonates and use that, go with your intuition
- Allow whatever wants to be written come up
- Leave and reflect, let your soul whisper to you
That’s it, November is also the month for reflection on the year and contemplating what you need to let go off so that opportunities can flow in. Write often, enjoy the month and remember to spoil you every day.
If you’d love more of this writing stuff, grab a Love To Journal journal and connect even further with your heart.