NaBloPoMo January 2015 Prompts

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The theme for January's NaBloPoMo is HABIT. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in January -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!)

Thursday, January 1, 2015
What are your resolutions for the new year? Tell us how you picked them.

Friday, January 2, 2015
Do you usually keep your resolutions? Tell us about a time when you were particularly successful.

Monday, January 5, 2015
Tell us about your worst habit?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Have you ever tried to break a habit and failed? What made it so difficult to break?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Do you have any good habits that were hard to start but you're happy you worked to build them?

Thursday, January 8, 2015
Tell us about the habit you wished you had. What stops you from trying to build it into your daily life?

Friday, January 9, 2015
Do you think you have more good habits or bad habits?

Monday, January 12, 2015
Do you enjoy repetition, or do you always need change?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Do you tend to order the same thing at restaurants? Or do you like to jump around the menu?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Do you need to always find new music, authors, or actors, or do you stick with what you already know you like?

Thursday, January 15, 2015
If you had to read the same book year after year after year, what would it be?

Friday, January 16, 2015
Similar to yesterday, if you had to watch the same movie every single month for the next 10 years, what would it be?

Monday, January 19, 2015
Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." What do you think he meant by this statement?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Twyla Tharp said that creativity is a habit. Do you agree or disagree?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hippocrates famously said: "Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm." Add one more important habit to his list.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Olympic medalist Jim Ryun said: "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." Where do you find the motivation to start a new habit?

Friday, January 23, 2015
Mary Martin said, "Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes." What do you think is the difference?

Monday, January 26, 2015
Do you feel chained or released by your habits?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Tell us about your morning routine. What is one thing you want to change?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tell us about your night routine. What is one thing you could never imagine changing about it?

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Do you think of yourself as a creature of habit or a change monster?

Friday, January 30, 2015
Are you still keeping the resolutions you made at the beginning of the month? Why or why not?

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

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