31 January Writing Prompts

Start the new year with 31 writing prompts. Number 2 (Today) is a doozy! Have big fun.

Is your New Year’s resolution to write every day? Then these 31 January writing prompts are the perfect place to start.

  1. Write down at least five goals for this year. What do you want to achieve by the end of this year?
  2. The 2nd of January is believed by some to be the unluckiest day of the year. Write a story about a house cat who has the worst day ever. 
  3. Write a short poem about fireworks in the night sky.
  4. Interview your favourite fictional character from a movie. 
  5. The clock strikes midnight. It’s the first of January, but of what year? You leave your house to realise it’s the year 1900. Write a journal entry from the point of view of a child living in the year 1900.
  6. Write a how-to guide on how to organise a writing desk. 
  7. Write a fairytale about a young prince who has been turned into a snowman by a witch.
  8. Can you write a funny limerick about a snowman who wants to go on holiday?
  9. Write a movie review of a movie you’ve seen recently
  10. What are your five tips for cheering someone up?
  11. The full moon in January is called Wolf Moon. Write a short origin story on why you think it’s called the Wolf Moon. You can use this story starter to inspire you: Some believe the full moon in January is called the wolf moon because…
  12. Write a day in the life story of a young penguin living in Antarctica. 
  13. Write a haiku poem about snow falling.
  14. Write a letter to someone who inspires you.
  15. Describe the best gift you ever received. 
  16. Imagine that you’re a fortune-teller. What predictions can you make for the future? Try to write down at least five predictions.
  17. Describe the happiest moment you had last year. 
  18. Write a story about a magical calendar which predicts the future.
  19. Describe the weather outside at this very moment.
  20. Complete the following sentence in at least 10 different ways: January is the best month of the year because…
  21. Write a story about a homeless man titled January Blues. 
  22. Would you rather play in the snow or make sandcastles at the beach?
  23. When winter came all the trees lost all their leaves in the forest, apart from one magical tree.
  24. Imagine if you had the power to turn objects into ice and create snowstorms. Would you use it for good or for bad?
  25. Write an acrostic poem using the letters that spell January.
  26. If January was a person what type of person would they be? Describe their personality, likes and dislikes. 
  27. Finish this story starter: When the clock struck twelve something strange happened to me…
  28. Describe your future self in 10 years in five words. 
  29. Continue this short story: One day Simon went ice-skating with his friends, but suddenly…
  30. Would you rather go ice-skating on Neptune or skiing with a yeti?
  31. A young wolf cub gets lost in the snowy mountains, where he befriends a baby eagle learning to fly. 

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Author: Dennis Hickey

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