Why You Might Want To Keep A Writing Journal


Whether you are planning on publishing a book or starting an online journal, you might want to think about starting a writing journal. If you have never done this before, you might find yourself wondering just how a writing journal can help you in your future writing ventures. The nice thing about your writing journal is that it can be anything that you want it to be. You might think that there are not many things that you can do with such a journal, but that is hardly the case.

You have the chance to use it for just about anything you want. For example, you can use it solely as your idea journal. This is where you will scratch down ideas that would work for the current project that you are working on or even an entirely new project that you might want to start in the near future. You might not know if you will ever use all of the ideas that you jot down in that journal, but they will always be there for you if and when you want them.

You could also use your writing journal as a dream journal. As soon as you wake up, you can write everything from your dreams that you remember. Not only is this a great exercise in self expression, but it helps you learn the craft of describing unique scenarios. You could also refer back to that journal when it is time to do some creative writing.

As you can imagine, it might take a little getting used to when it comes to writing in a journal. Whether you use your journal for your published works now, in the future, or never, it will never be something that you will end you will end up feeling as though you wasted your time.

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  1. Wendy B said:

    Great suggestion. I’ve had many great ideas that dance around my brain before I get out of bed in the morning. Some nights I come up with writing ideas and by morning… they are just gone. I will take up your advice as a challenge. I think I will call it the 30 Writing Journal Challenge. Thanks for the posting!

  2. Gita Putri Siregar said:

    Agreed. I think keeping a writing journal is important. You can’t remember everything that’s in your head, so writing it down will keep your ideas until the time you will need it. I used to keep a writing journal, but stopped recently because I was lazy… However, this post inspired me to continue using it again though!

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