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.
Jump off the hamster wheel of life by using your writing time to find the path to a fulfilling future.
Dump your worries and obligations onto paper. Clear your mind, and start living the life you envisioned.
A New Hampshire hospital is recording the stories of its elder patientsfor healing and history.
To name is a powerful act. Title your journal and the years you live.
Strive to have your essays evoke your connection to the world, and you will grab readers' empathy, affection and attention.
Here are several ways to fuel creative infernos.
Losing a child is devastating. Here's the story of one mother who journaled through her sorrow and created a lasting tribute to her baby girl.
In her book Writing Personal Essays, author Sheila Bender gives these tips for those writers interested in publishing their personal essays.
Are your children's journals off limits? One parent says yesand here are six reasons why.
Everything you need to be creative, is already locked inside of you. Try this exercise to imagine someone else's life.
Live a life worth writing about! Venture from your daily routine, and leave this note on the door: Gone Journaling!
Benefit from the experience of sharing your journal writing with others.
Combine visual details with your words and add even more appeal to your favorite journal.
From choosing a topic to weighing your words, here's a start-to-finish guide to writing an essay that makes a clear point without skimping on personal insight.
Create, collect and share happiness in a book where friends, familyand even strangerswrite about what makes them smile.
Letting go of the past can be the first step toward living better in the present.
Indulge yourself with a journaling-retreat weekend.