Late last spring, I decided to start keeping a physical journal again.
I’ve always been big on writing my feelings down and keeping track of daily life in this way, but over the past few years, it happened less and less. When I did remember to write things down, I wasn’t really writing them down, per se. I was using an app on my phone (called Day One, which, in itself, is quite outstanding). It was definitely convenient in numerous ways, but after a few years of doing things this way, it just didn’t feel right.
As I’ve stated many times before, I’ve always been someone who thinks better on paper. Not just when writing creatively, but when keeping a journal, too. Because of that little fact, it didn’t take much to get back to a physical journal.
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If I had endless funding, I’d have this built. Though, I think my Classics Library would be a bit larger. And come on. How cute is the Thesaurus?!
From my Facebook news feed: Keep writing. It’s worth it.
Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something …
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If you’ve read the last few posts here, you likely already know that I’ve been having a hard time getting back to writing on a regular basis. If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you also know that I’ve written a few times about the fact that a writer must make …
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From The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.
If you’re a fan of notebooks — Field Notes, Moleskines, whatever you like — there is sometimes a longing to digitize them, amirite? I *love* my pocket notebooks From Story Supply Co., and a while back, they shared an incredibly helpful link for digitizing your favorite notebooks for cataloguing purposes, storage, or what have you. Here you …
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Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released. — Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldman
Lately, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the things I’m thankful for. It’s partly due to the recent Thanksgiving holiday, but it’s also because this time of year always has me taking stock of how my year has gone overall. December is right around the corner, and the new year will be along soon …
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I am a writer. As such, one would think I do the bulk of my writing on my laptop. That’s true in a way, I guess. I do write a lot on my laptop, but I usually only do that after I’ve written a good chunk of text by hand first. Many writers I know …
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