Note: This is a post by Positive Writer contributor, Andy Mort of SheepDressedLikeWolves.com
You already know the amazing benefits, so why is it still so hard to keep a journal?
I asked friends and fellow bloggers from Tribe Writers to finish a sentence, “You know you’re a writer when…”
The responses came flooding in. They make me so proud to be a writer! Read the responses below and when you’re finished reading, take a moment to join the fun and complete the sentence in the comments, too.
How do I become a better writer? (&) How do I get more attention for my work?
Those are the two questions I’m asked the most.
It’s hard to make a writing habit and stick with it. Something can always get in the way. A better activity might come along. You might be too busy to commit. You could get bored.
Does your inner critic get the best of you sometimes?
You’re not alone. If I had a dollar for every time my inner critic told me not to write something, I’d be a millionaire by now.
Let’s have a moment of honesty.
Do you have doubts and fears that hold you back?
What if you could legitimately do something about them and achieve your goals and live out your dreams? Would you do it?
Note: This is a guest post by Kathi Ostrom Gowsell, a certified journal writing instructor and legacy facilitator, she believes there is a writer in all of us. She started Writing Life Matters to share her knowledge of journal writing as a tool to capture family legacy. If you’d like to read more, you can find her at Writing Life Matters
Everyone seems to be touting the benefits of keeping a journal these days. I’m glad. I’ve always believed the world would be a better place if more people picked up a favorite pen and wrote their hearts out on a regular basis.
This is a one day only (August, 9, 2017) chance to purchase 5 outstanding books on writing for 99cents each!
Books by: Jeff Goins, C. S. Lakin, Jennifer Blanchard, Honorée Corder, and Bryan Hutchinson.
Note: This is another awesome guest post by Frank McKinley, he’s a writing coach, a blogger, an idea guy, and an entrepreneur. He lives in Georgia with his wife, 2 kids, and a Labrador named Jake. His website is www.frankmckinleyauthor.com.
You’ve heard that Bryan Hutchinson published his memoir from the pages of his journal and that he’s now teaching a course, The Art of Positive Journaling.
You’ve seen beautiful pictures of journals for sale on Amazon.
You know that in court a diary (another word for a journal) is powerful and sometimes condemning evidence.
You know a journal can help you design your life. So, I have to ask…
One of the most frequent questions I get is:
How did you write your first book?
All too often my answer seems to puzzle people. Not always – there are those who ‘get it’ right away, but most nod with a confused look and say something like “That’s interesting…” waiting for something more, a super secret-secret, perhaps.