Saturday, January 12, 2008

If You Enjoy Writing, Give it a Shot - Pen Down Your Thoughts In A Journal

"Should you keep a journal? I think that anyone who enjoys writing should keep a journal. Whether you’re a student or experienced writer, give yourself a daily writing challenge.

A journal is the perfect medium to explore your own mind. You can use journal writing as pure relaxation and therapy.

For example, a student might benefit by writing a short composition each day, to improve skill and speed for English assignments. A more experienced writer may find persuasive pieces an asset in copy writing. A writer fascinated with character development as an element of the novel can use journal writing to explore different techniques.

Journal writing can serve many purposes. Journal writing can give you an opportunity to express yourself on topics you may not have the chance or inclination to talk about with someone else. This type of journal writing may, over time, give you a fresh perspective on yourself and others.

A journal can be stream of consciousness. After all, your audience is you. You can express yourself exactly as you feel. Journal writing is an uncensored activity, giving you an uncensored look at yourself.

You can also approach journal writing as a developmental exercise. If you’d like to improve your writing skills, keeping a journal helps you hone your skills.

A journal can be as simple as a spiral notebook or as elegant as a leather-bound formal journal or a cool web blog. If you enjoy writing, give it a shot. You may find you have a lot to say!"