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.
Share your writing! Discover why journals for two can be a uniqueand lastingway to stay connected.
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.
One might be the loneliest number, but it shouldn't be the loneliest page. Use these ideas to start your journal off right.
Create, collect and share happiness in a book where friends, familyand even strangerswrite about what makes them smile.
When doctors and counselors could provide no help, a journal became the medicine that cured this accident victim of her fears.
What's the secret to finding great personal stories for articles when you've run out of usual suspects? Learn to make your writing up-close and personal by scoping out these four sure-fire resources.
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.
Carve out a time and place for writing amid the rush of life. Learn to honor soul time.
Stop journal wear and tear with this complete guide to protecting your journals from the elementsand you.
How to celebrate and share your writing every day, even if you don't publish your work.
Photographs and playbills, flowers from your first love?it's the stuff your journal is made of. So how do you preserve it?
Self-nurturing is the foundation of a satisfying life, but it's not second-nature. Learn how to comfort yourself.
If you find yourself caught in a rut, let your journal help pull you out.
Personal writing is the key to all writing, Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way, The Right to Write) tells Writer's Digest's Brad Crawford.
Collect the e-mail gems you write and receive, and gather a precious diary of your life, as expressed to your cyber-pals.
Little Pieces, Big Messages
Jump off the hamster wheel of life by using your writing time to find the path to a fulfilling future.
Chronicle your holiday joys and celebrations in a journal dedicated to the traditions of the season.