Writing Exercises

writing-exercise-rebecca-devereauxI had the opportunity to sit and read at the local bookstore the other day. I love to read and write so when I came across the reference section devoted to “How to write” I stopped looked and read! I pulled out several books and made my way to the small corner with a table and chairs overlooking the outdoors mall and read!

I started reading the book “Fiction Writer’s Workshop” by Josip Novakovich. Normally I can tell if I will like the book within the first couple of pages. Most writers cannot hold my attention but this book sparked some interest. “To be a good writer, you must have the paradoxical trait of being a gregarious loner.” As I read this, I chuckled out loudly. My husband sitting across from me asked what I had read. I told him. He said, “so true!” My thoughts are to be a good writer one must have the ability to communicate thoughts through the eyes of others.

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Tips for Journal Writing

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So, what is a personal journal and why keep one?

What is it? A personal journal is a daily record of thoughts, impressions and autobiographical information that you write in a notebook or type on your computer. Your journal is often a great source of ideas that will help you remember events or emotions that you felt during an event. You should make a habit out of writing in your journal.

Why? Writing daily is great practice and it will help you create even more ideas of what to write. Writing is a wonder way to express your creative mind. Think of journaling as you taking a snapshot of your life that you want to revisit. You are actually capturing slices of your life that will allow you to learn more about yourself. Journaling is a great way to revisit pieces of your life that you do not want to forget.

What do you write? Explore different ways to write about what you are feeling about the events of your day. Reread your journal writing and underline topics or ideas that you want to rewrite about on another day.

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5 Reasons You Should Write Daily

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Writing helps you …….

  1. become a better person. All human brains work differently. Everyone takes in and expresses information differently. Writing can help you sort out this information that you take in. Writing out a simple grocery list will not only save you money it will help you keep track of your thoughts. Writing is an important part of your life and writing words daily will help you in ways that you may not have realized.  
  2. understand yourself. Writing a personal journal can help you keep track of your thoughts and ideas that you have through your life. Try writing in a journal at least once a day. (My next post will give you ideas for your journal writing.)

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6 Tips to Focus your Inspiration

InspirationWhen searching the Internet, I have found numerous sites that explain how to get inspired, but what happens when you are like me. One of the hardest things for me to accomplish is to focus my inspirations. I am constantly bombarded by my surroundings with inspiration. My husband is a talented photographer and my children are all musically are artistically talented. Just being around them activates my creative juices. I tend to have too many projects going at one time and it seems that I can never complete one project before ten more pop into my head. If you are like me, then these tips may help you.

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