Today, I recorded a podcast about how I journal. Click here to listen to the audio.
If you can’t listen to the podcast, below is a summary of my talk:
- Journaling helps me flush out ideas, practice gratitude, and it’s a key part of my daily writing practice. More importantly, my journal is a safe writing space. I don’t have to worry about grammar or what people think of my writing style because my journals are private.
- After a journaling session, I read my entry and look for ideas I want to expand. I use a paper tab to mark the page or I highlight key concepts. This is a great way to find entries that I want to share with others. Then I transcribe those ideas into Scrivener or a Word document.
- I can’t part with the journals I wrote in while my step-dad, Mahlon, was sick and after he died. Currently, I have a whole stack of journals in my closet that I’ve been slowly sorting through. I’m holding onto these notebooks for a lot of reasons. Mainly, I want to use some of the content for future articles, e-courses, and possibly a book.
- My old journals aren’t meant for anyone else to read, which is why I shred most of my old notebooks. The thoughts contained within my notebooks are personal, intimate, and most of the entries don’t contain coherent story lines.
- Finally, registration for my writing course is open! I hope you will join us for the winter session. Read more here.
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