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Benefits Of Jounaling

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today for my first post of 2022. Hope your year is off to a great start.

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Years ago, when I was still in the “want to be a writer” stage, I began a writing journal. While many of those first entries sounded like a pity party, there were several highs as well. Things like my first writer’s conference, when I joined an online fiction writers group, staring the draft of my first novel, and my first published book.

As I wrote more fiction, the journal entries decreased. But last summer, when I went through a writing slump, I began to journal again. It didn’t take long for me to realize how beneficial journaling can be.

Here are five things that I found useful.

  1. Brainstorming ideas. Have a story idea but aren’t sure what you want to do with it? Work through it. Ask “what…

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