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.
Here are several ways to fuel creative infernos.
Uncover intimate knowledge about yourself by journaling your sensual side.
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.
7 creative things you can do to find sketching inspiration.
Benefit from the experience of sharing your journal writing with others.
From the "How to Convey What's in Your Heart" article by Jaclynn Morris and Paul L. Fair
Combine visual details with your words and add even more appeal to your favorite journal.
David Sedaris' finely tuned essays are smart, witty and often utterly unkind.