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3 Fall Writing Ideas

Summer is gone and fall is upon us.  My how time flies!  I love the season changes, and being outdoors enjoying and savoring nature this time of year is a wonderful way to get inspired.

Use one or all of these exciting journal topics and take your writing outside and be with the bright and bold colors of fall.

Three Fall Writing Ideas

Fall Journaling Topic # 1:

What are your favorite things about autumn?  Write about them in detail.  Some of my favorite things about fall are the leaves, the cool evenings, pumpkins and gourds.

Oh, and if you don’t like autumn write about that. Describe what it is that you don’t like, how fall makes you feel and what your favorite season is and why.

Topic # 2:

Spend some time outside in nature.  Look around and notice the unique aspects about fall that surround you.  You may notice an abundance of acorns and seeds, a leaf floating through the air, a squirrel busily preparing for winter, or a flower displaying its final blooms for the year.

Record your observations in your journal. Write or draw about your observations, just let your mind open and document what flows through from your mind to your hand. Breath easily and enjoy the writing process.

Topic # 3:

Choose one item or subject from your observations as outlined in #1 and #2.  Let the item tell you a story.  What is its purpose?  How is it unique? What makes it so wonderful, neat or special? Does it have any fears or concerns or worries?  Does it have any advice or wisdom to share with you?  How can it add value to your life? What would this world be like without it?

These are just a few of the questions your item may be able to answer for you.  Keep an open mind and really let your chosen subject speak to you — you might just be surprised by what it has to say and what it’ll teach you!

I hope you enjoyed these writing ideas, but more so I hope you use and enjoy them.  Happy fall to you and happy journaling, too.

Jill Schoenberg
Author and Creator of Journal Buddies

About the Author
Jill Schoenberg is the author of the award winning books Journal Buddies: A Girl’s Journal for Sharing and Celebrating Magnificence and Journal Buddies: A Boys Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence, available from

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  1. Mrs. Race says:

    Hi Jill,

    I’m a teacher, and I’ve just stumbled upon your website looking for journaling ideas. You have some good ones, but you also have several grammar mistakes throughout these pages! This is the first time I’m commenting, though it’s not the first one I’ve seen. In “What is it’s purpose,” the “it’s” should be “its.” The possessive of “it” is “its.” The contraction for “it is” is “it’s.” Hope that helps!

    -Mrs. Race

  2. Jill says:

    Hi Mrs. Race,

    Thank you!

    Please feel free to comment any time you find an error and I will do my best to correct it quickly. It is not so easy to write and edit one’s own work and so helping hands, or eyes as the case may be, are appreciated.


    PS The error you pointed out in this post has been fixed. :)

  3. Amy says:

    This is awesome!!!??love writing about fall =D

  4. Amy says:

    This is awesome!!!??love writing about fall =D

  5. Amy says:

    Whoops I meant This is awesome!!! I love writing about fall =D