How A Creative Writing Journal Helps To Aspiring Creative Writers

Journal Writing PromptsWhat makes a creative person a creative writer–no, this is not a trick question. The answers are: they possess those creative ideas and they write them down, then they expand and stretch their concepts and imagination so that they can come up with short stories, essays, articles, poems, novels and the list could go on and on.
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Uncovering Your Joy – Using a Personal Journal to Discover a Life Filled with Happiness

journalingAuthor Tristine Rainer wrote “Happiness within a diary has less to do with the events you encounter in life than with the way you experience the process of living.” Because a diary mirrors how you perceive and deal with events, it can be used for developing the capacity to more fully experience joy.
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Q and A with Marney Makridakis – Author of Creating Time

journaling,As regular readers of Creativity for Life know – I’m head over heels about a new book by one of my favorite online gurus/mentors, Marney Makridakis.  Marney has a new book out, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life  I was lucky enough to have been chosen as an advance reader of this book and really, really (really!) love it.

Right now, Marney’s in the middle a big Creating Time Book Event.   For all of you who haven’t been able to hear Marney talk about Creating Time personally, I thought I’d share the following Q&A with you!

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An Exceedingly Simple Guide to Keeping a Journal

journalingI have to confess: I’ve never been good at keeping a journal. Until this year.

It’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do regularly, and over the years I’ve started journals in many different forms. I have bits of journals in several notebooks and in several computer files, but while they’re interesting, they’re more a testament to my failure to keep a journal going for very long.

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Family Time: 4 Ways to Create More Meaningful Time for Your Family (and Yourself!)

journaling,Today I’m pleased to present another article from Marney K. Makridakis, the author of the new book  Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life.

Enjoy!

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No Time? Changing Time Anxiety to Time Artistry

This is a special week for a friend of mine – Marney K. Makridakis, founder of the Artella online community for creators of all kinds and the print magazine Artella. Marney is a fantastically popular speaker and workshop leader extraordinaire.  She created the “ARTbundance” approach of self-discovery through art.

This week marks the launch date of Marney’s new book – Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life!  In celebration of this book, I’ll be sharing articles by Marney on the concept of time, as well as information about the book. It’s wonderful when a person you really admire offers up such an incredible work as Creating Time, and I’m pleased to share some of her work with you here on JFY!

Enjoy!

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How to Journal Your Kid’s Life

journalingDo you journal your kid’s life? Too busy to keep a journal? I want to suggest that you are too busy NOT to journal. Life goes by in such a whirl, our memories just can’t keep up. All those neat things that happened just last week have quickly become your past, lost in all that white noise of our fast-paced, harried lifestyles.

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What if Someone Reads My Journal? Tips for Keeping Your Diary Private

journalingThere is a profound vulnerability that comes with putting your deepest feelings in black and white.

Here are some ways that people who keep personal journals and diaries have handled the issue of privacy. See if you can combine these ideas in a way that makes you feel comfortable keeping your own honest personal journal.
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Take a Time-Traveling Adventure with 1000s of Creatives!

creating timeWhen something really intriguing and exciting comes my way, I feel compelled to share it. And this is one of those cases. I’m totally inspired by The Creating Time Mega Event…three FREE weeks of inspiration as people all over the world will come together and welcome the ending of time as we know it…and the beginning of an exhilarating new life!

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