Category Archives: Journal Writing

Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal: The Power of JUST

You may or may not have noticed a long hiatus in my promised series of Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal.  I have lots of really good excuses, as do all of us among the journal-impaired.  Mostly … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal: The Power of Journal Prompts

Next up is a guest blog post from blogger/author/photographer Lee Anne White.  If you’re interested in journaling, you should check out her blog http://www.herownway.com. Some days the words flow easily. Other days they don’t flow at all—even when we’re in … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal: Expect Your Motivation to Waver

If you expect to ride your wave of motivation, you are doomed to fail.  Motivated is a transient feeling that changes more quickly than your clothes.  Motivated goes away when you’ve had a busy day, you’re hungry, you’re tired, the … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal: In the Trenches

Today we’re going to hear from a fellow bookbinder/journal-er and mother of seven (seven!): Amy of Wren Books.  I have to preface this guest post with the information that I have a pile of journals from when I was younger … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal: Major Mile Markers

I’m going to describe a scenario and you tell me if it sounds at all familiar.  So, ask me how many journals/sketchbooks/notebooks I have?  Umm . . . I don’t have that many fingers and toes.  Ask me how many … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal + Empowering Your Creative Self

I’m going to keep this short and sweet.  The lesson to learn today is to not make it precious. If what you do ends up being beautiful, resist the temptation to bask in your glory. Dwelling on the perfection of … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal: Same Time, Same Place

I may or may not keep my journal under the sink in the bathroom. Before you say eww, let me tell you why I may or may not do this. There are two things that I never lose: my keys … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal: Think Telegram

So, you’re at the bookstore and you find this beautiful blank book, or if you’re a binder like me, you make this beautiful blank book.  But then you start writing in it, and man, it is long and hard to … Continue reading

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Journal Writing for People Who Can’t Keep a Journal + a Bookbinding Tutorial

So, the one and only New Year’s resolution I made this year is to write in my journal every day.  There are a million reasons to keep a journal or diary–studies show their psychological benefits, you may have children and … Continue reading

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