Everyday we experience many different events. Some good, some bad, some memorable and some that can be forgotten 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 understand 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 recap previous day.
Journal writing helps to keep 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 during day, you increase your attention to details of your life and events that occur within it. The more you use your mind and more you pay attention to events that occur, easier it is to remember them.
Journal writing and improve a person's spelling and attention to details of a sentence. As with any pratice, more you continue on it 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 with issues in our life in a more observant and less frantic perception. When we write in our journals, we allow ourselves to let go of issues that occur in our lives and instead place them in 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.