NaBloPoMo September 2014 Prompts

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The theme for September's NaBloPoMo is HEALING. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September—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!)


NaBloPoMo Prompts

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you find it more helpful to talk things out or to let things quietly rest?

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
How do you communicate best? Speaking or writing?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
What is the most helpful post (or Twitter hashtag) you read in all the coverage on Ferguson?

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Why do you think it is so difficult for people to talk about race?

Friday, September 5, 2014
As part of the healing process, please talk about how you processed the events of Ferguson.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Do you give yourself time to heal, or do you keep making yourself move forward?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Have you ever had someone break your heart?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tell us the methods you use to get through a disappointment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
What is the hardest stage for you in Kübler-Ross's model of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance?

Friday, September 12, 2014
Have you ever been scared to let go of your grief?

Monday, September 15, 2014
Do you believe that time heals all wounds?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rumi said that a wound is where the light enters you. Discuss this idea and how it applies to a moment in your life.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Name five things that heal your soul.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tell us about your comfort foods.

Friday, September 19, 2014
Tell us about your best friend.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Tell us about the best movie to bring on a cleansing cry.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
If you had to make a mixtape of sad songs for someone, what would you include?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Do you think it is possible to heal on our own, or do we always need to reach out for the comfort of other people in order to fully heal?

Thursday, September 25, 2014
What is the most important aspect of community?

Friday, September 26, 2014
Is laughter really the best medicine?

Monday, September 29, 2014
How do you get through anger?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Make a commitment to give yourself an hour of undivided self-attention this week, and tell us how you're going to use that time.

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

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