Journal Writing Secrets – 8 Ways to Use a Journal to Defeat Writer’s Block

writer's blockWriter’s block is an annoying and often persistent condition that impacts all writers: and that means everyone, because everyone is a writer!

A writer’s block episode is a temporary situation, but we prolong the agony when we allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by it rather than meeting, managing, and mastering this challenge.
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Why I Keep a Journal

Why Journal?I am a journaler. I have kept a journal for over 25 years. You can give me any date in the past 25 years and I can tell you what I was doing on that date. Some people have questioned why I do this. Why bother? What good reasons do I have to keep a journal? That’s what I would like to talk about today.
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The Bottomless Notebook

Writers JournalReading through a writer’s notebook or journal is like discovering pearls, rubies and diamonds amidst a pile of rubble.

That little notebook is a powerhouse of ideas for every writer: The more you write down bits and pieces of your thoughts and observations, the more you are adding into the well of ideas for future works.
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How to Choose a Dream Journal

Dream JournalDreams are one of the ways in which we can live more purposeful lives. By paying attention to our nightly dreams, we receive guidance and information that helps us to live a more deliberate life by pointing us towards more conscious choices.
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Astrology and Journaling – Keeping a Journal Makes Learning Astrology Easy and Fun

Astrology and JournalingDid you know that keeping a journal is a dandy aid to learn astrology?

Journaling has many positive benefits. It provides a handy way of recording your thoughts, perceptions and ideas before they are lost to the demands of everyday living.
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Why Keep a Journal on a Computer

Computer JournalingWhat is your image of yourself associated with journal writing? Is it sitting in a big cozy chair with notebook and pen scribbling away? Does using a computer to keep your journal conflict or fit in with you sense of what journal writing is?
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Creative Travel Journals – 14 Ways They Are Different and Much More Fun Than Regular Journals

Travel JournalWhy use ANY travel journal? Why not just remember all the fun times on your trip?

Because without one, you will arrive home, get back in your routines, and the memories of that fabulous, fun trip will fade away – guaranteed! Within embarrassingly too few days or weeks after arriving home, your wonderful memories will have melted into one big fat faded trip with just a title like New York or Italy or Oh Yes, Where Was That?
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In The Flesh: 3 Tips To Journaling Believable Characters

3 Tips To JournalingWriters are natural observers. We note characteristics about people that others miss. How many times have you observed someone, and then revealed that observation to a friend who said, “Yes, yes, that is exactly right! I could not put my finger on what impressed me about that person before.” Here are three journaling tips that will develop your skill of observation.
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A Learning Journal Is Your Map to Continuous Development

Learning journalWith the world changing each year at an increasingly faster pace, there are times when many of us think and feel as if we are treading water and are not learning new behaviors to increase our leadership effectiveness. When we look back over the past year at our accomplishments, we can’t clearly define what behaviors, skills, knowledge, and traits have helped us achieve our goals.
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