October Journal Writing Prompts

October brings leaves bursting with colors, sweater weather, and Halloween. Keeping a journal this month should reflect your past memories of the changing seasons, goals for the holidays, and past memories.

31 Journal Writing Prompts for October

  1. What do you hope to accomplish in October? For yourself? For your family? For work?
  2. What fun Halloween activity would you like to try this month? Why is this activity important to you?
  3. Think about your childhood. How did you celebrate Halloween? Our of all of your Halloween memories as a child, which is your favorite?
  4. What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? Was it homemade or store-bought?  Why did you like this particular costume so much?
  5. Did you attend any Halloween parties as a child? At school? Or another location?  What Halloween party made the most memorable impression? Why?
  6. Do you want to attend or host a Halloween party this year? Why or why not?
  7. Do your children or grandchildren plan to dress up for Halloween? Why did they pick their Halloween costumes?
  8. List 5 things that made you smile today.
  9. What steps do you need to take to be happier every day? Organization? New job?
  10. If you could visit any country or state in the fall, where would you go? Why?
  11. If you could buy one item without worrying about the price, what would you purchase? Why?
  12. Describe the weather today. Cold, wet, warm? Was it typical for this time of year? Did you enjoy the day?
  13. Describe the most vivid dream you can remember.
  14. Are you happy with your job? Your daily routine? What would you train?
  15. What everyday item can you not without? Why?
  16. What is your personal definition of happiness?
  17. What is your favorite book? Describe the main character in the story. Why were you drawn to this book?
  18. What was your first pet? Describe.
  19. Happy Sweetest Day! How do you plan to celebrate? What is your ideal Sweetest Day?
  20. Write a bucket list for the last 3 months of the year.
  21. What one thing do you need to improve your health? Exercise? Eat better? How do you accomplish it?
  22. Write about cooking or baking disaster.
  23. Write a tale about October, Fall, or Halloween. Or ask your children to tell you a story.
  24. Write a letter to your future self.
  25. Go outside and write. (Or take pictures if it’s too cold). Describe the scene.
  26. What home project would you like to start?
  27. Write about your day from your pet’s point of view.
  28. What new fall recipe would you like to try? Why?
  29. Have you started your Christmas shopping? Are you a holiday planner?
  30. Thinking ahead to November, what are you looking forward to doing?
  31. Happy Halloween! Describe your day. Did you hand out candy? Go to a party? What was the most memorable moment?

Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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