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Journal power, or how I learned to write my own journal.
Journal writing is one of easiest activities to perform. You don't need a fancy notebooks. A simple notepad will suffice. I personally use OMNI. I find they make me feel right at home writing on them. Then again, you don't even need a notepad. If you have a pc you can create a file for your journal. This is good for those who get wrist cramps from writing with traditional notepad and pencil.
With journal writing, your aim is to simply describe events of day, your thoughts and actions of others. The special and not so special events in your day. The mundane or special, they are all potential material for your journal.
Here is tricky part. You have to sit down and write. Talking about it and wondering what to write down is not journal writing. It is only when you actually sit down and start writing events of your day that you are journal writing.
Since this journal is just for you, it doesn't have to be spelled perfectly or even be neat if you can read not so great handwriting. As you continue to write, you will improve in both spelling and handwriting.
It doesn't have to be neat or perfectly spelled. This exercise isn't about spelling, structure or neatness. Instead, it's meant to promote plain and simple activity. If you write more often, even if you feel it's bad, you will improve. The key to improvement in any activity is to practice often, and writing is no exception.
Keep on with it and by time you've worn journal out, you will be more observant, more skilled in writing and detail, and you will have a stronger grasp on world around you.
Every story has to end. Closing.
Journal writing can be tedious or it can be a wonderfully fulfilling experience. It's all in what you make of it. The journal is your personal canvas to describing events of your world and your life. You are main character. Enjoy your story.
David is a freelance writer who is enthusiastic about writing. He is also the webmaster for http://midnightlibrary.net/