Prompts for a Good Journal Entry About an Adventure

A few posts ago I wrote about the struggle to journal adventure – How do you make sure you get these events written down for posterity when the point of the doing them is to have the adventure? I get frustrated with myself for not doing a good job with this, and I’ve been ponding ideas to get better.

I’m not one for journaling prompts. I’ve never used them. But it occurred to me that since journaling an adventure is often just about straight reporting, a list of questions would help shape the story and make sure I considered details I might have missed. So I wrote these down, and I’m planning to put them on a small card I’ll stick in my notebook. We’ll see if it works!

  • Why did you go on the adventure?

  • Where did you go?

  • How was the weather?

  • Who went you?

  • What did you do while you were there?

  • How did you get there?

  • What went wrong?

  • How did you resolve the problem?

  • Why would you do it again?

  • If you wouldn’t do it again, why not?

  • If you would do it again, why?

  • What did you bring that you didn’t use?

  • What didn’t you bring that you wish you did?

  • Did anything funny happen?

  • What did you learn?

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