Issue #9: Journaling

Journaling is important for a variety of reasons. It gives your brain a rest from the regular writing you do, if you are a writer by profession. It helps you to relax and to get things off your mind. It is also used to jot down ideas, allowing you to clear your mind, and is good for mental health.

There are different types of journals. Your word processor allows you to set up a document to use as a journal. Blank and lined notebooks can be used, or you may choose a binder and loose-leaf paper.

However you decide to journal, you will need some prompts. Here are a few to get you started:

Write about your favorite childhood memory.

Journal about the freelance career you are building.

What are your hopes and goals.

Be sure to set time aside for journaling. Mornings and evenings are both good times. Schedule time for this task if necessary, at least a few times a week.

Quick Writing Tip

Journal about your writing experiences and how they make you feel.

5 Writing Prompts

  1. Article Idea: Journaling prompts.
  2. Novella Idea: Child lives fabricated journal life.
  3. Newsletter: Creative journaling.
  4. Article Idea: Benefits of keeping a journal.
  5. Blog Idea: Journaling your life.


Sometime in your life you will go on a journey.
It will be the longest journey you have ever taken.
It is the journey to find yourself.

~Katherine Sharp~


Purchase a journal and a special pen for yourself. Make it a habit to write in the journal for 5 minutes each day.


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