Five Fast Journaling Tips and a Giveaway

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Here we are rolling through Write 31 Days, and I am still trying to juggle all the balls in my life at the moment and finding I have been dropping a few. But, maybe that made it easier for you to keep up with me? Ah well, here I am with  5 favorite quick tips  and a giveaway!

 

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Traveler’s Notebooks: Crisdori Studios Leather Journal Covers

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For the love of journals and all things journaling, I bring my next post. Along with some of my most influential and inspirational books and people, I will be sharing  some  my favorite Journals. So let’s get this party started, shall we?

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At The End Of The Day…

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“To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s own life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.”

~Oscar Wilde

 

I want to touch upon a touchy subject. I find that human beings are a curious bunch. We deny our truths in many ways. I remember going to  one of the first gatherings for writers I ever attended. I was timid as a mouse…and intimidated. Why? Because, after all, I wasn’t a “real writer”. What in God’s good earth was I doing attending something for writers. But it dared me out of my “closet” in the workshop I had received from the local bookshop. The workshop was held  at a local coffee shop and I was thrilled at the thought of going. The book being promoted was called, Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemnas In the Writer’s Life. Bonnie Friedman, the author, would be leading and the little blue card said the workshop would address “problems facing writers and will offer ways to work through them”. I must have read that postcard enough times that if my eyes were lasers, it would have been long disintegrated. It was the beginning of a journey for me, a slow awakening to my own voice.

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What is a Journal to You?

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It’s Friday night, and I confess, I am sharing a few words that I wrote awhile back. BUT, it’s all grace, right? I was originally going to share from my morning journal…being the brave and crazy soul that I am. But, all the duties of life led me  down alternative paths. So the housework progress was  made, work  got done, and Saturday will be a beautiful writing time, and lingering with the Lord in prayer and rest. That being said, I challenge you to make your own list. Be spontaneous, my favorite way to write anything at all!

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Exploring Expressive Writing with James W. Pennebaker

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You know how we all have a list of top ten people we’d like to meet? I want to introduce you to someone in my top five. I have not yet read his books (they are on my to buy list- but ironically I have read most of his suggested books); However,  I have read a whole lot of his research and it is  outstanding and inspiring work. More

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