You’ve revised your story more times than you can count and you’re ready for quick and easy publication. But what you may not realize is the submissions process should be taken as seriously as the story. Find Your Journals If you’re new to submissions, you may be unsure of where to find...
Here are three writers' takes on personal writing featured in Personal Journaling: Writing About Your Life, a Writer's Digest magazine.
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.
Are your children's journals off limits? One parent says yesand here are six reasons why.
When doctors and counselors could provide no help, a journal became the medicine that cured this accident victim of her fears.
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.
Craft personal essays that really connect with your reader by incorporating these four crucial elements.
Create, collect and share happiness in a book where friends, familyand even strangerswrite about what makes them smile.
Stop journal wear and tear with this complete guide to protecting your journals from the elementsand you.
Dump your worries and obligations onto paper. Clear your mind, and start living the life you envisioned.
One might be the loneliest number, but it shouldn't be the loneliest page. Use these ideas to start your journal off right.
Carve out a time and place for writing amid the rush of life. Learn to honor soul time.
If you find yourself caught in a rut, let your journal help pull you out.
In her book Writing Personal Essays, author Sheila Bender gives these tips for those writers interested in publishing their personal essays.
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.
Self-nurturing is the foundation of a satisfying life, but it's not second-nature. Learn how to comfort yourself.
Jump off the hamster wheel of life by using your writing time to find the path to a fulfilling future.
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.
Photographs and playbills, flowers from your first love?it's the stuff your journal is made of. So how do you preserve it?
Little Pieces, Big Messages
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.
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.
Collect the e-mail gems you write and receive, and gather a precious diary of your life, as expressed to your cyber-pals.
Uncover intimate knowledge about yourself by journaling your sensual side.
Combine visual details with your words and add even more appeal to your favorite journal.