Strive to have your essays evoke your connection to the world, and you will grab readers' empathy, affection and attention.
Start an empowerment journal! Tap your inner strength by telling the truth about your life.
When Parenting and Writing Collide—Just Mom by Kathy Burns
Everything you need to be creative, is already locked inside of you. Try this exercise to imagine someone else's life.
These big-picture writing errors might make you cringe with recognition. But shake it off: Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins will help you fix them.
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Live a life worth writing about! Venture from your daily routine, and leave this note on the door: Gone Journaling!
Here are three writers' takes on personal writing featured in Personal Journaling: Writing About Your Life, a Writer's Digest magazine.
Letting go of the past can be the first step toward living better in the present.
We asked questions about journal sharing, keeping an online diary, and issues of privacy. Reader feedback, submitted via e-mail, represent the various experiences of journal-keepers everywhere. A selection of responses appears below.
Indulge yourself with a journaling-retreat weekend.
5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction
Time introduces a new character to our lives each season, one with a temperature and temperament that affects our own. Take the time to record the details of your life in winter.
Record your life in sound, image and word. Try adding a dab of the audio-visual to your journaling ways.
Learn how to use a journal to weather a life-threatening illness.
Don't forget one detail of your engagement and wedding. Keep a log of the memories and plans that make your "I do's" special.
Guide your writing ways with these 10 rules thou must not break.
by Raymond Obstfeld
An interactive journal is a journal you can use to communicate with someone close about things that are hard to express verbally. Here's how to use one.
Celebrate life in a journal you make, and create one more reason for celebration.
Dump your worries and obligations onto paper. Clear your mind, and start living the life you envisioned.
One mother did not want the lessons and inspiration of her daughter's life to pass away. She published her storyusing the words from her daughter's journals.
A New Hampshire hospital is recording the stories of its elder patientsfor healing and history.
There's no better way to record?and share?your adventures than by journaling.
In her book Writing Personal Essays, author Sheila Bender gives these tips for those writers interested in publishing their personal essays.
Craft personal essays that really connect with your reader by incorporating these four crucial elements.
Are your children's journals off limits? One parent says yesand here are six reasons why.