There are moments in my life when I have so much clutter in my brain that it’s hard to think straight. Then there are other times a recent event reminds me of a fond memory, and I want to capture it. That’s when the mighty paper and pen come in handy.
Journaling has a variety of benefits:
- Helps clear the mind
- Serves as a visual reminder of things accomplished/lessons learned
- Strengthens the brain
- Keepsake for family members after we’re long gone
In Ruth Folit’s article Why Good Writers Keep Journals, journaling helps writers find their voice. It opens a world through introspection and insight to people and things around them. This peek into life can be beneficial for creating realistic characters and storylines.
The piece below from Writer’s Relief expounds on the above concepts in more detail, and provides a guide for effective journaling.
Many of us keep…
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