Getting students to write is hard, if not nearly impossible. They feel pressure to write perfectly, and often do not feel that the prompts they are given relate to them or are interesting.
Why not take these factors out of the equation with "The Write Time" Journal prompts. The prompts in this resource foster a culture of creativity and expression and discourage judging a student's writing beyond them meeting the length requirement.
When I assigned writing to my students I fought the same fight we all did, but when I shifted the focus from HOW you write, to simply HOW MUCH you write, I found that my students completed their tasks more and with more confidence. I hope that you will find the same is true for you. :)