The Benefits of Journal Writing

Written by David Hoss

Everyday we experience many different events. Some good, some bad, some memorable and some that can be forgottenrepparttar next day. For writers, these events of our lives are a treasure trove of material that could be very valuable to us.

You just had a fight with your mother? Why not write it down? You just broke your leg? Why not sit down and scribble a few lines describing how it feels?

Through journal writing, we can not only understandrepparttar 135520 events that occur in our lives better, we can improve our writing ability and create an immense archive of events we could use in our writings.

The many benefits to writing your own journal.

Writing in a journal is a simple practice. It doesn't take any special writing abilities or any degrees, all it takes is a notepad and a pencil. It can be done before you go to bed or after you sleep to recaprepparttar 135521 previous day.

Journal writing helps to keeprepparttar 135522 writer occupied with writing. With journal writing, you will always have something to practice writing with, something that is simple to practice and something that will help you to be more active in other writings. As with freewriting, journal writing is another good prevention against writer's block and boredom. Including journal writing in your writing schedule can help to create variety in your work.

Journal writing can help to promote memory, when you constantly remind yourself of what occured duringrepparttar 135523 day, you increase your attention torepparttar 135524 details of your life andrepparttar 135525 events that occur within it. The more you use your mind andrepparttar 135526 more you pay attention torepparttar 135527 events that occur,repparttar 135528 easier it is to remember them.

Journal writing and improve a person's spelling and attention torepparttar 135529 details of a sentence. As with any pratice,repparttar 135530 more you continue on itrepparttar 135531 better you will become. Even if you are terrible, if you practice enough you will eventually have far better handwriting and spelling.

Journal writing allows us to deal withrepparttar 135532 issues in our life in a more observant and less frantic perception. When we write in our journals, we allow ourselves to let go ofrepparttar 135533 issues that occur in our lives and instead place them inrepparttar 135534 notebook, ready to be dealt with when we are more capable or more understanding.

As with freewriting, journal writing is an excellent form of brainstorming. Journal writing allows us to focus more and pay more attention to our ideas. You could be talking about your dad yelling at you and suddenly come up with an idea for a book on a woman who must deal with her abusive father. Through journal writing, we allow ourselves to brainstorm without even really realizing it. And that is always a good thing, atleast to me.

The Benefits of Freewriting

Written by David Hoss

It's 2 am and you're sitting at your desk, no ideas and no thoughts. The cup of coffee to your side isrepparttar sixth. But still,repparttar 135519 same blank sheet of paper from an hour ago taunts you, there is nothing to show for your effort but a back cramp and a feeling of inferiority.

We've all faced it. The loss of ideas andrepparttar 135520 lack of drive. When we are left wondering why we can't seem to findrepparttar 135521 right words.

Perhaps what you need is to simply forget about structure and findingrepparttar 135522 right words.

Why not take a break fromrepparttar 135523 tedium and freewrite?

The Benefits of Freewriting.

"If writing was dinner, then freewriting would have to be dessert."

It only takes a few minutes a day, but there are many benefits to be gleaned from freewriting exercises.

Freewriting promotes activity. It keepsrepparttar 135524 writer sharp and in control of his writings. Practicing freewriting everyday is one ofrepparttar 135525 best preventions against writer's block and boredom inrepparttar 135526 writing process.

Freewriting allows you to stop thinking and make mistakes without judgement. When you freewrite, you allow yourself to be a little kid, able to misspell and be imperfect.

Freewriting gives usrepparttar 135527 freedom to be ourselves with all our faults. As authors, above all else we need freedom. Freedom to write as we please. Sometimes we even need freedom from ourselves. Freewriting allows us to gain that. It allows us to detach from our worries and our mistakes, from our problems and from our concerns. All that is left isrepparttar 135528 words, with all their imperfections.

Freewriting is a good form of brainstorming. When you freewrite, you are actually performing a type of brainstorming. Freewriting can kickstartrepparttar 135529 mental process and bring new ideas and new concepts torepparttar 135530 forefront. It brings new life to a tired mind that has focused so much on a topic that it clams up and can no longer create new ideas on that topic.

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