Questions, Quotes & Words


The following questions have no right or wrong answers… that is why the thoughts they provoke make great entries for a Writer’s Notebook.

  • What would a real friend never do?
  • What’s one place you want to live before you die?
  • What are you truly thankful for?
  • What has been your biggest blessing in disguise?
  • What do you wish you could erase from your past?
  • What do you hate to waste?
  • How do you know when you’re happy?
  • What’s your favourite personal trait?
  • What’s one promise that you’ve broken?
  • If you could say three things to a younger you, what would they be?


Great people have said many things that offer wisdom and advice for others throughout history. What are your thoughts on some of these well-known quotes? Put your thougts in your Writer’s Notebook!

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world.

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.

Success isn’t measured by the position you reach in life. It’s measured by the obstacles you overcome.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.


Look over the following words and their meanings. Each word also has a suggested activity or question to help you make an entry into your Writer’s Notebook.


noun – A negative feeling or a damaging remark.

How many aspersions do you suppose most people experience in one day?


adjective – Someone who holds absolute power, and uses it in a cruel, oppressive way.

Describe a leader who is a tyrant and rules with an unkind attitude


adjective – A person or event that is joyful

Describe an event that made you jubilant


adjective – A happy accident or a pleasant surprise.

When is the last time you experienced something serendipitous?


verb – To become rigid in your beliefs.

Do you know anyone who became very ossified with their beliefs?


noun – A feeling of longing for the past.

What do you feel nostalgic about?


verb – To make something less severe.

Are there any circumstances that could mitigate murder?


verb – Clear of blame or prove to be correct.

When have you been vindicated?


verb – To confuse or surprise someone, especially by acting against expectations.

When have you been confounded?