Journal Prompts (inspired by Jeanette Winterson)
How do you “live in the space between chaos and shape”? How do you interpret that?
(One of my favourite paragraphs from my favourite book)
Where do you explore? How do you explore your body or the body of others? If you were writing a poem, how would you describe these experiences?
What does writing mean for you? What role(s) does an author play in our culture?
Where do you see yourself reflected? How do you perceive it?
Would you describe yourself as wild or tame? Or do you have parts of both? Are you ever a contradiction?
Where do you search for love? How far would you go?
How would you describe your most larger-than-life love? Does it consume you? What is your love’s ‘truth’?
(Okay, this is actually my favourite paragraph 😉 )
What two seemingly conflicting values do you hold? What makes you mind/soul fiery? What ‘tames’ or softens you?
Where does your favourite literature transport you? Does your writing reveal or conceal?
Where does your story begin? What does the room or landscape look like? Imagine or describe it in detail.
What is the substance you wish to change inside yourself?
What colour(s) represent you? Why? Do you ever tone it down in order to conform or fit in?
What role do emotions play in your life? Do you hide them or express them freely?