Craft personal essays that really connect with your reader by incorporating these four crucial elements.
Share your writing! Discover why journals for two can be a uniqueand lastingway to stay connected.
When Parenting and Writing Collide—Just Mom by Kathy Burns
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
7 creative things you can do to find sketching inspiration.
From the "How to Convey What's in Your Heart" article by Jaclynn Morris and Paul L. Fair
One might be the loneliest number, but it shouldn't be the loneliest page. Use these ideas to start your journal off right.
When doctors and counselors could provide no help, a journal became the medicine that cured this accident victim of her fears.
Here are three writers' takes on personal writing featured in Personal Journaling: Writing About Your Life, a Writer's Digest magazine.
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.
David Sedaris' finely tuned essays are smart, witty and often utterly unkind.
Capture your love of music in a journal dedicated to recording your life's soundtrack.
Keeping a journal can be a wonderful way to preserve your life story, but choosing the wrong kind of paper can destroy your words before your descendents are ever able to read and enjoy them. Inveterate journal-keeper Megan Fitzpatrick explains.
Stop journal wear and tear with this complete guide to protecting your journals from the elementsand you.
5 Tips To Polish Your Fiction
Record your life in sound, image and word. Try adding a dab of the audio-visual to your journaling ways.
Journaling With Style
Dedicate a journal to history as it happens. Chronicle your memories and reflections on the moments that define your generation.
Photographs and playbills, flowers from your first love?it's the stuff your journal is made of. So how do you preserve it?
If you find yourself caught in a rut, let your journal help pull you out.
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.
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.
Journal with style by using variations in point of view to enliven your entries.
Does your disparaging attitude extend beyond your journal and into your life, where the bad is all you seem to have, because it's all you take note of?
Collect the e-mail gems you write and receive, and gather a precious diary of your life, as expressed to your cyber-pals.