Keeping a five-year diary keeps your life in perspective, a few lines at a time.
Honor yourself by exercising honesty and courage in every journal entry.
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.
Little Pieces, Big Messages
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.
There's no better way to record?and share?your adventures than by journaling.
When Parenting and Writing Collide—a 492 word essay by Mar Junge.
Learn how to turn a personal story, joke or unique anecdote into a page-turning success. Author Steven James guides you through six easy steps guaranteed to keep your story powerful.
Start an empowerment journal! Tap your inner strength by telling the truth about your life.
Chronicle your holiday joys and celebrations in a journal dedicated to the traditions of the season.
Uncover intimate knowledge about yourself by journaling your sensual side.
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.