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The Superpower of Positive Journaling in Telling Your Story

Note: This is a guest post by Andrea Nordstrom, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, with a degree from the Royal Holloway University of London. She’s also a professional success coach and a blogger @ The Art of ADD. She loves to write while the rest of the neighborhood is still sleeping.

If you want to change the direction your life is taking, positive journaling may help you steer it down a new path.


How Creative Journaling Encouraged My Novel Writing

Note: This is a guest post by Shayla Raquel, an expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with authors and business owners every day. She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist and her novel-in-progress, The Suicide Tree. She lives in Oklahoma with her two dogs, Chanel and Wednesday. www.shaylaraquel.com

My sloppy cursive and teenage-angst-filled woes covered a couple dozen journals back in the day. But after college, my daily journal habit drifted away, replaced with the click-click-clack of my MacBook keyboard. So when Bryan Hutchinson asked me to write about journaling, I saw a golden opportunity for a new adventure: trying creative journaling for the first time.

I had an amazing experience with creative journaling, so I’ve got a few tips and words of advice for those looking to try it.


5 Very Effective Journaling Methods You Should Give a Try

Note: This post is by Positive Writer contributor, Nicole Gulotta. She’s the author of Eat This Poem: A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry, and pens a blog by the same name. Say hello on Twitter or Instagram.

If you’re struggling to maintain a consistent journal practice, it probably has nothing to do with your commitment. It’s all about choosing the best method for your lifestyle.


Journaling Can be a Life Changing Tool (You Just Need to Know How to Take Advantage of it)

Journaling isn’t merely about picking up any old pen and paper and jotting down musings. Journaling can be a life changing tool, which can give you the eye of the tiger and help shape your life the way you want it to be.

However, the problem with maintaining a journal is that most people only do it sporadically, sometimes starting and then usually forgetting about it again. For the longest time, that was me. The good news is that there’s a cure.


What Art School Failed to Teach Me About Writing & Rejection

Note: This is a guest post by Frank McKinley, he’s a writing coach, an entrepreneur, and an idea guy. His mission is to help writers engage readers, sell their ideas, and build their tribes. His blog can be found at frankmckinleyauthor.com

If you’re like me, you hate to hear the word “No.

Let’s face it. Rejection sucks. I’m an extrovert, so I generally expect a “yes” every time I ask anybody anything.

The truth is nobody is that charming.