Writer’s Workshop – keep a journal ๐Ÿ““

Call me spoiled,but I love to write with colorful gel pens and I cover most diaries in stickers. My word of advice to get started on writing is to keep a journal – I can scroll forever in that section of the book store. I write about everything. Concepts, plots, list of characters and things that inspire scenes like dialogue fill my journals as well as to do lists and progress reports. A journal is a place that is your own, a place to be intimate, explore interests and ideas. I need to write. It helps me process events. I’ll actually wait a few days after an event to write so I’m only writing about significant detail. If you’re not trying to be a skilled writer, keeping a journal is still a great idea. I’ve had diaries since I was in middle school and it’s fun to look through those old journals at how I used to be.

I’ve been meaning to be active again in my Facebook group, it’s a place to make writing friends and stay on top of your writing & reading goals. You’re invited to join my Writer’s Guild – link is on my home page on the right. ๐ŸŒ™

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    1. Ugh yes!! I remember when I got my first laptop I loved Microsoft word for my journals – I have to use both sometimes!! Lmao and I wonder how a person could need both a computer and a million notebooks.

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    1. Ohh!! That’s great. Is that a book? I think habit it the best. Just make a habit of writing every day in your story.

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  1. That’s great. Recently, I have started maintaining a book. I write all the things, which I feel relevant. It sometimes helps to get rid of writers block and is a great way to learn.

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    1. It really is! and it’s something that’s just for you which i feel is so important – to have something just for you that you don’t have to show any one.

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  2. I love writing in journals. Like you, I started writing in my first one in middle school. But for some reason lately I’ve been very slack in writing in my journal. I’m trying not to worry about it, but now I feel like I’m behind since I haven’t written in it in a very long time.

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    1. Those feelings mirror my own I am battling that a lot this week. I started off writing and Iโ€™ve always had teachers tell me how one day Iโ€™d be a great writer. Well I didnโ€™t make it the first year in college I was severely depressed and never got my MFA in creative writing or would fly to NY like they did in the movies. Itโ€™s really hard to hear from friends and family that they thought Iโ€™d make something of myself by now. We just got to learn it takes time for some flowers to bloom

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